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3 Leadership Lessons from the “Failed” Census

3 Leadership Lessons from the “Failed” Census

 

The evening of Tuesday, the 9th of August 2016 was Australian Census night. For the first time, we took the census online and, as things turned out, it was an unmitigated disaster (if you believe the press, the politicians and social media).

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The Importance of Setting Your Imagination Free

The Importance of Setting Your Imagination Free

 

Let’s face it. You live a hectic life. Work, family, emails, SMS’, social media, television, Netflix … there’s more than enough attention-grabbing stuff out there to fill your day 24/7 and then some. So … when do you allow your imagination to roam free?

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Brexit – A Disaster or an Opportunity?

Brexit – A Disaster or an Opportunity?

 

With the unexpected outcome of the Brexit referendum reverberating around the globe, uncertainty seems to be reigning supreme – and not just in the United Kingdom and Europe. And the truth is that most people don’t cope well at all well with that.

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Don’t Take Yourself too Seriously

Don’t Take Yourself too Seriously

 

Sometimes, I think we take ourselves way too seriously. And as things turn out, it’s a syndrome that’s ruining many a life today. So here are four simple tips for, well … lightening up on yourself just a little bit:

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20 Years Since I Gave My Life to Jesus

20 Years Since I Gave My Life to Jesus

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They say that time flies when you’re having fun. But I simply cannot believe that it’s 20 years since I gave my life to Christ. Looking back, here are three of the most important things I’ve learned:

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The Rise and Rise of Islam

The Rise and Rise of Islam

 

Many Christians are torn in knowing how to respond to the rise and rise of Islam. The apparent Islamisation of our societies driven by fundamentalists and extremists; the terror which is knocking so loudly at our doors and yet, the many moderate Muslims who have nothing to do with what is going on.

On the one hand, we don’t want to be bigoted; on the other we feel a deep sense of unease and foreboding at what appears to be an inexorable march towards a future that looks every bit as unpleasant, as it does unavoidable.

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Disasters: An Opportunity to Experience God’s Power

Disasters: An Opportunity to Experience God’s Power

 

Well, today (1 September 2014) is a very special day. It’s exactly ten years since I recorded the first, weekly 30 minute “Christianityworks” Radio message.  We give God all the glory for His faithfulness over that time, and there are some very important lessons that we’ve learned along the way.

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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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