Signs of the Times
April 2018 Issue | Vol 133 No 4
Articles in This Issue:
Despite being used traditionally for all cooking methods in the Mediterranean, it’s often said you can’t cook with olive oil due to its lower smoke point, compared to other vegetable oils. But is that really the key to choosing safer cooking oils?
In our increasingly safe and sanitised Western culture, we turn to gaming and movies to satisfy our thirst for blood. But, asks Mark Hadley, how is violent entertainment affecting us?
More Aussies than ever say they’re not religious, but the evidence doesn’t show they’re hardcore atheists either, says Bruce Manners.
Beating bitternessWhen life knocks you down, you can do better than getting bitter. Victor Parachin shares some practical tips.
The unexpected meetingMelissa Howell was shocked to discover that just because she knew and loved him, it didn’t mean she recognised him.
Carrying out ordinary tasks doesn’t make us insignificant, says Vanesa Pizzuto. On the contrary, that’s what makes us great!
Stressed—and blessed!Do you try to escape stress? Mikaela Borrott says that avoiding the issues that worry you could be doing you more harm than good.
Charles Mills reflects on what—and who—Jesus saw as He hung crucified between heaven and earth.
Death-defying faith . . .The 13th century Waldenses lived for the Bible. Many died for it. Mark Finley explores their legacy.
Life is an uphill battle for many marginalised young people in New Zealand, particularly Māori. But educator Julene Duerksen-Kapao has big dreams for these kids and is committed to walking alongside them, one step at a time.