Why the Wife of Mao’s Last Dancer Had to Walk Away From Ballet

By: Laura Bennett

Mao’s Last Dancer tells the story of impoverished village boy Li Cunxin living in Mao Zedong’s China, who grows up to become one of the world’s most celebrated ballerinas. Read more

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines Australia has Secured

By: Amy Cheng

As Australians eagerly await the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, there are two vaccines currently in the running. Read more

Rend Collective’s Chris Llewellyn on Worshipping in a Crisis

By: Laura Bennett

At the beginning of 2020 Rend Collective lead singer Chris Llewellyn was on the road with his band’s first official world tour. They’d played in Australia and NZ, and were in the first week of the US leg, when the pandemic hit—and all the remaining dates were cancelled. Read more

Carve Out Time of Solitude Without Excuse, Says Former Mega-Church Pastor John Mark Comer

By: Laura Bennett

Can you imagine a life without ‘hurry’? Oftentimes the schedule of our lives is dictated by where we have to be next, what’s coming up at work, and the “go, go, go” of family, fun and social commitments. Read more

Heart and Spirit of Regional Australia Shown in ‘The Dry’ Starring Eric Bana

By: Laura Bennett

Since last summer’s bushfires and through the COVID pandemic, the tenacious Australian spirit and our harsh landscapes have carried a new significance to many across our country. Read more

CDB’s Gary Pinto on His Christian Faith and Re-Uniting for Christmas

By: Laura Bennett

If you grew up in Australia in the 90s it’s likely you’ve heard of CDB. Brothers Gary and Brad Pinto, along with family friends Andrew De Silva and Danny Williams – and later Jude Nicholas – carved a path for R&B in Australia and were one of the top-selling local artists of the time. Read more

84 Per Cent of Parents Find it Hard to Be Imaginative With Their Kids, Says New Play Report

By: Laura Bennett

Watching your kids pull out the toys and race cars across the lounge room floor, or create tea parties for the dolls and dinosaurs to enjoy, is an observation of imagination. Read more

‘Christmas Jars’ Has Inspired People All Over the World To Be Altruistic

By: Laura Bennett

In December, binging on Christmas movies is pretty much a given for festive-season devotees and, this year alone, Hallmark has released 40 new holiday titles while Netflix have added over 15 originals to their slate. Read more

Academy Award Winner Matthew McConaughey Says “Prayer is My Time to Do Inventory”

By: Laura Bennett

Film stars are an interesting breed. We get to know them in our homes through the characters they bring to life, and the glittery-ness of their lifestyles frame the aspirations of many a punter. Although, more often than not, you discover that behind all the red-carpet glamour is simply someone with wild stories to tell and personal depth that doesn’t always translate on magazine covers. Read more

Australians Feel Their Friendships Have Deepened Over 2020, According to New Report

By: Laura Bennett

How we form and maintain relationships has had to adapt in a year where much of our communication and connection with friends has turned digital-first. Read more