The 33rd Australian National Prayer Breakfast was held in Canberra on Monday, 28 November, 2022. It is an important day on the national calendar that provides an opportunity to put prayers for our nation before our sovereign God.
Despite everything Kamal has seen his country go through over the last 50 years, he knows God is building His Church and raising a new generation of workers.
You can’t love on your own. Any attempt to love on your own isn’t an expression of love but of its opposite: self-centredness. To love, you need community.
Stress is a common and normal physical reaction to things that are challenging or new. It has both mental and physical aspects, and is something that we all have to deal with.
Every once in a while, something occurs that really stops you in your tracks and makes you think about what might happen. That is exactly what Richard Daniel experienced.
Hard things scare us because they take effort. Effort stretches us, and as we stretch, we grow. The truth is that growth inevitably always hurts in one way or another.
Do you think our world is bad today? Do you think we’re in trouble? Do you think we’re facing turmoil? Some might say we’re a walk in the park compared to first century Rome! The family was breaking down, the social structure was disintegrating and basic moral values were drifting by the wayside.
The Holy Spirit has promised He has our back and that he’ll be there for us when we share Jesus, but do we really trust Him when the moment arrives?
Does what we watch influence our behavior? Does it change how we interact with the world, and more importantly, how our children interact with it? Kids can be so easily influenced and pick up on things, even if they don’t always understand the meaning and complexity behind it.
The recent Australian census confirmed the long-term trend of those who identify as Christian, and research has found that 1 in 5 Australians attends churches at least monthly.
Christian friendships and relationships have a lot of different dimensions. They can be anything from a close marriage and romance to best friends for life, or even just good friends or coworkers with whom you get along well.
Why does Jesus reject the people who did good things, but accept the thief on the cross (Luke 23:39–43), who, as far as we know, may never have done anything good in his entire life?
As we all take time to think about Queen Elizabeth’s life and legacy, it’s important to remember how her Christian faith shaped her long and successful reign. In Australia, many mainstream news sources haven’t even mentioned her deep personal faith.
Our Western nations have become fixated on the question of identity. And it’s not because they have had no identity markers in the past, they certainly did. But the modern progressive mindset is looking to something other than those past markers to forge a new identity going into the future.
Did you know that as many as one in five Australians are affected by mental illness every year? This is a problem that we cannot afford to ignore. The impacts are being felt across our communities, both on the health system and the justice system.
Taking the next step and being vulnerable by sharing is a great way to spark conversations that lead to talking about Jesus. Simply sharing your story is powerful because you never know what that simple act of vulnerability can do in someone’s life.
Have you ever prayed to God but didn’t feel Him answer? What do you do when this happens? All of us have times like this. But there are keys to understanding God and having a good relationship with Him. Investments we can make that will pay huge dividends.
The political climate in Australia is one of constant change, and that can make it particularly difficult for Christians to keep up. It is very important to hold our government accountable, especially when it comes to how taxpayer money is spent.
Should we send our children to a public or independent Christian school? It’s a question many parents wrestle with as they try to find the best fit for their children’s education.
Did you know that 4 out of 5 weddings today are performed by civil celebrants? In most Western nations, marriages have been traditionally performed in a church by a Christian minister or a priest. But preferences are changing. Our population has become more diverse, and one of the biggest changes is the number of people having secular weddings.
If you were to be summed up in one word, what would it be? Critical? Cranky? Are you known for being negative? As Christians, we should all want to be known as encouragers. It’s important that we are people who see the potential in others and cheer them on.
Every mother, if she’s honest, will tell you that motherhood is both their greatest honour and hardest struggle. Loss of identity, parenting fails and search for purpose are just some of the issues mothers face every day.
Most of us have had personal experience dealing with financial hardship. Right now, there’s a lot of concern about the rising cost of living, and when so much is beyond our control, it can be a frightening prospect.
Many of us know that financial conflict is one of the most common causes of marriage breakdowns. Cost of living increases and rising interest rates are placing even more strain on relationships, with families struggling to keep up.
How do we build collective action in the Christian community? Generating excitement, motivating believers and supporting them with resources is a great place to start.