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Is “the News” Making You Sick?

Is “the News” Making You Sick?

 

The news ain’t what it used to be. In fact, it’s changed, irrevocably. And more and more, people are simply opting out, because they’re sick of it. So what’s going on and what, if anything, can you do to get high quality news these days …

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3 Ways to Deal with Political Correctness

3 Ways to Deal with Political Correctness

 

Political correctness is driving many people crazy. Worse than that, it’s limiting our ability to speak freely about things that really matter. So, what does an effective Christian response to political correctness look like?

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Did Rick Warren Get it Wrong with Elton John?

Did Rick Warren Get it Wrong with Elton John?

 

Pastor Rick Warren is a man who has done many powerful and amazing things in furthering the Gospel and seeing lives changed. Of that, there can be no doubt. But recently, his behaviour with singing legend Elton John has caused a media furore.  

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Hateful Christianity in Social Media

Hateful Christianity in Social Media

 

To be honest, I have a love-hate relationship with social media, Facebook in particular.  I love finding out what other people are thinking and doing, but I am deeply disturbed at the way some Christians use social media to disagree with others. Here’s why:

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Why I Told My iPhone to Shut Up

Why I Told My iPhone to Shut Up

It was getting to be ridiculous. Every minute or two, it would light up, vibrate, ding or beep or buzz or something. And for some reason, each time, I felt compelled to reach out and pick it up.

Something …. something had to give!

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Teenagers, Facebook and Self-esteem

Teenagers, Facebook and Self-esteem

An article reporting some research on the impact of Facebook on teenagers’ self-esteem in my local newspaper caught my eye recently. And to be honest, it confirmed everything we old fogeys had suspected all along about the impact of social media. The question is, what do we as parents and grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends do to help our young folk?

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The Agony and Ecstasy of Church – A ‘Must-Read’

The Agony and Ecstasy of Church – A ‘Must-Read’

As you can imagine, I receive many, many emails from listeners.  Every now and then, one leaps out.

This one from Therese in Scotland will make you want to cry and to rejoice. I’ve resisted the temptation to comment further. Just read the email exchange and be blessed. 🙂

(Shared with Therese’s permission)

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Shining a Light on Child Sexual Abuse

Shining a Light on Child Sexual Abuse

Within hours of putting our Quick Poll in the field, the Federal Government announced a wide reaching independent Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in all institutions, not just the Catholic Church. So – what were our poll results? And what does the church’s response say about … the church?

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