We have received the best example of empathy in the person of Jesus. He became a man and can intimately empathise with us because he knows what it is like to experience pain and weakness.
3 Narratives Worth Living Out This Year
Narrative is powerful. It helps people make sense of their lives and the world around them. It has a way of bringing people in contact with meaning.
Survey Reveals Youth’s Biggest Worry
Australia’s youth are most worried about the environment, equality and mental health, according to a new survey.
He Delights in You – Devotion
God delights in you! But too many Christians project their own feelings onto God, as if God thought and felt the same way they do.
Report Reveals Christians Are Facing Growing Persecution
Over the 30 years of the Open Doors World Watch List reporting, the global phenomenon of Christian persecution has grown alarmingly.
When Faith is a Quest
Jesus commended the faith of little children, seeing in it innocence, spontaneity and deep trust. But for many, faith doesn’t come easily or naturally.
Learn to Hear the Voice of God
Let’s face it, listening to the Holy Spirit is a pretty weird concept. How exactly does it work? When does He talk? How do I know if it is Him or my own mind talking?
Leyla in Syria says Church Shines Light In Darkness of Earthquakes
In freezing temperatures, Leyla* sleeps in a church in Aleppo, Syria, alongside others forced from their homes due to earthquake damage.
How The ‘Prayer of The Authentic Self’ Shows The Religion of our Secular Age
While we might not be a formally religious culture anymore here in the West, everyone believes in something – about life, meaning and purpose—even the most secular of people
Christians in Syria and Turkey Call for Prayer After Deadly Earthquake
Churches in Turkey and Syria are calling for Christians around the world to pray, after the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has killed almost 4,000 people.
You’re Not One of Those Evangelicals Are You?
There’s a good chance that Jesus is tracking you down in a far deeper way than you realise. He knows your innermost thoughts.
How to Lead Multi-Generational Teams
In recent times the realities of an ageing population, an emerging generation of workers and their subsequent new attitude to work have dawned on many business leaders.
Does Christian Celebrity Need a Cure?
Celebrity and Christianity. What do you think about the relationship between the two? Does celebrity culture contribute to the downfall of leaders whose star rises too high?
How To See God Everywhere – in the Small, Simple Things
Noticing things which have become familiar doesn’t come easily. We have to consciously make an effort to notice, and strive not to lose the wonder in the familiar.
5 Better Measures of Success
We all crave for success, but how do we know when we’ve really “made it”? Is it by your salary, job title, and achievements in life?
Guarding God’s Reputation
Justice, mercy, humility – it’s enough to make you dance with joy. And when we practice them, the resulting stories make great movies.
When it’s Time to Leave the Old Behind and Welcome the New
The hardest part of change was leaving behind the old for the new. It can be a lonely time and many return to where they’ve left for fear of being alone, called foolish by the old, or perhaps rejected by the new.
How to Know You’re Preaching the Gospel the Right Way
Preaching the Gospel is dangerous if you’re not preaching the Gospel the right way!
The God Who Comes to You
The God who comes to you is not the God whom many people know. They mainly know the God to whom they have to come.
Dear Gutsy, Outspoken, Take-Action Women of God
The Shunnamite woman is much like many strong, prophetic women in my time and place right now, and I want to offer encouragement to gutsy, outspoken, take-action women of God to keep stepping up.
Faith has a Powerful Message for Mental Health Struggles
Understanding that we are children of God, and the hope that brings us, can help us better manage and tackle mental health issues.
What Would Jesus Say to Leaders?
The least effective way of leading is leadership based on position where people follow you not because they want to, but because they have to.
When Your Armour is Too Big
When David volunteered to take on Goliath the giant, he found that the armour was too big for him. So, David went to face Goliath with five stones and a sling.
Knowledge or Wisdom? One is Better Than the Other
By: Brian Harris I chair the academic board of an Australian University College and at a recent board meeting we were discussing “the democratisation of knowledge”, which is a lovely little expression noting that information is now readily available to almost anyone. It’s simply true. I have been lecturing in class and said something like [...]
Finding True Rest in a World That’s Too Busy
Do you ever feel that you are just “too” busy? And if so, what do you think might be driving it?You might think that you have to do all the things you have in your plate, but what if you realised there were internal drivers making you too busy?