Arts and Culture

Arts and culture enrich our lives by reflecting the beauty and creativity of God's creation. As Christians, we recognize that our creative abilities are gifts from God, designed to glorify Him and inspire others (Exodus 35:31-32). Through music, literature, visual arts, and cultural traditions, we can express our faith, share the gospel, and celebrate the diversity of God's creation. This section explores the intersection of faith and creativity, offering insights into how we can use our artistic talents to honor God and enrich our spiritual and cultural lives.

Tim Winton Telling Tales

Tim Winton Telling Tales

He is one of Australia's foremost writers. But Nathan Brown reflects on Winton's own remarkable story.

Our Times: December 2005

Our Times: December 2005

A study conducted by the British Cheese Board claims that eating cheese before you go to bed will help you have a good night's sleep.

Media Trends: July 2016

Media Trends: July 2016

What do they tell us ... about us?

Petra: One of the Seven Wonders

Petra: One of the Seven Wonders

Recently Petra was nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of the present world. Petra is a remarkable place and certainly merits the recognition it has been given.there was a “Great Rift Valley” extending from south eastern turkey through the Jordan Valle

Diggings Magazine Goes Digital

Diggings Magazine Goes Digital

Archeological Diggings magazine is currently being re-developed after becoming an official Adventist Media Network ministry. Archaeology has long been part of the Adventist public evangelism in the South Pacific Region and the magazine will work

Cappadocia: Turkey's Hidden City

Cappadocia: Turkey's Hidden City

One of the planet's most unique landscapes is also the home of much early church history, as Harold Harker explains.

Truth teller brings rhythmic roots to Manifest

Truth teller brings rhythmic roots to Manifest

Raised in the hip hop culture of Long Beach (California, US) and educated at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Micah Bournes presents a unique brand of creative truth telling combining spoken word performance poetry, rhythmic roots and theological trainin

Review: God on My Side - Andrew Denton

Review: God on My Side - Andrew Denton

In his first cinematic documentary excursion, God on My Side, Andrew Denton tackles a big topic

She Brings Joy

She Brings Joy

The Kiwi author for kids, Joy Cowley, brings happiness everywhere

Footy Fever

Footy Fever

There are footy fever lessons to be learned from World Cup fans

Those Surfing Sensations

Those Surfing Sensations

The surf scene is no longer the domain of the bronzed Aussie bloke. These days, it's Aussie girls who are in the winner's circle, as Glenis Lindley reveals.

Bisitun

Bisitun

The key that unlocked the Cuneiform

Mo Better

Mo Better

Adele Nash considers the hairier side of life.

Golden Pharaohs, Silver Linings

Golden Pharaohs, Silver Linings

In the Cario Museum, right next to King Tut, lies equally wel-adorned but far less well-known royalty

Our Times: July 2005

Our Times: July 2005

Scientists have discovered a musician who can taste sounds.

A paved road into Petra

A paved road into Petra

Petra's ancient tranquility faces modern challenges as proposals arise to restore the old Roman road, igniting a debate among archaeologists about preserving authenticity versus accessibility.

Oberammergau: A Town of Passions

Oberammergau: A Town of Passions

John Lauder travelled to a small German village to witness what could possibly be the world's longest running play.

Kel Richards: he speaks their language

Kel Richards: he speaks their language

Life is always interesting for this author and broadcaster

Where the World Found a New Word

Where the World Found a New Word

Every word has an origin. Harold Harker takes us to the place "protestant" became a way to describe a large part of Christianity.

Christmas at Our Place

Christmas at Our Place

Every family has its own traditions that make Christmas authentic. Harold Harker explores his past and the future.

Making Much of Little

Making Much of Little

Nick Mattiske reviews Marilynne Robinson's books Gilead and Home.

Visiting Narnia with Andrew Adamson

Visiting Narnia with Andrew Adamson

Andrew Adamson calls the shots on the retelling of the Narnia stories. He aims to let the stories speak for themselves, reports Nathan Brown.

London Town

London Town

Harold Harker explores some of the sites of Christian history in London, planned Olympic host for 2012.

Ancient Petra comes to life

Ancient Petra comes to life

Explore the hidden wonders of Petra, a once-forgotten city now revealed as a thriving ancient metropolis. Dive into a rich past of luxurious mansions, sacred temples, and lush gardens brought to light by recent archaeological breakthroughs.

Our Times: December 2006

Our Times: December 2006

Jesus Christ has been the reason for the existence of Signs of the Times since its inception 120 years ago.

What W. H. Auden Can Do For You

What W. H. Auden Can Do For You

Nick Mattiske reviews Alexander McCall Smith's book: What W. H. Auden Can Do For You

Tales from the Silk Road

Tales from the Silk Road

For more than millennium, traders braved the hazards of mountain and desert along the Silk Road seeking the wealth of the East. And at its western end was Parthia, strategically situation to benefit.

The Anzac Institution

The Anzac Institution

It is a commonplace idea that nation Australia was born on the shores of Gallipoli on April 25, 1915, although many historians argue that it is misplaced.

Manifest Book Launched

Manifest Book Launched

Editors Nathan Brown and Joanna Darby launched 'Manifest: Our call to faithful creativity' at this years Manifest creative arts festival.

Underground Jerusalem

Underground Jerusalem

Jerusalem is an inexhaustible mine of archaeological wealth. Now some of the recovered treasure is revealed

St Andrews: Home of the Brave

St Andrews: Home of the Brave

Nothing makes a place more interesting than knowing it's history. Harold Harker tells some of the stories that make St Andrews a town of interest.

Celebrity Sons

Celebrity Sons

Every time I hear the phrase, "to spend more time with family," I suspect a ruse.

2014 Tour report: Iran, Jordan, Greece and Turkey

2014 Tour report: Iran, Jordan, Greece and Turkey

I led a group through Iran, Jordan, Greece and Turkey in August and September 2014. Our biggest surprise was Iran.