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A Place For The Church After All!

Ross Gittins, Economics Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, reflected in a recent article on the latest research by Hugh Mackay. Says Gittins, “I know I’m supposed to be banging on about the urgent need for economic reform but, although as a nation we’re better off materially than ever before, I doubt we’re the happiest, […]

Two Kinds of Wisdom

Our Sunday morning themes for the month of September are set by the Letter of James.  It is perhaps the oldest writing in the New Testament, but I have been struck this week by its amazing contemporary relevance to Australian politics and culture. As I write, Malcolm Turnbull is Prime Minister of Australia.  By the […]

A Tale of Two Faces

Two faces have been prominent on our TV screens during this past week: the face of Freemantle player Andrew Brayshaw, bloodied and broken after an off-the-ball punch during the West Coast v Freemantle game last weekend, and the face of Andrew Gaff, his West Coast assailant, genuinely distraught and aghast at what he had just […]

Body, Mind & Soul

What if it truly doesn’t matter what you do but how you do whatever you do?  What if your contribution to the world and the fulfilment of your own happiness is not dependent upon discovering a better method of prayer, not dependent upon reading the right book or attending the right seminar, but upon really […]

The Call to Creativity

We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life, as from the beginning he had meant us to live it. [Eph 2:10] This week we commence a special series of gatherings designed to affirm and appreciate the amazing creativity that is resident within The Avenue Church of Christ.  Throughout […]