Signs of the Times
May 2018 Issue | Vol 133 No 5
Articles in This Issue:
Consumerism threatens to destroy us and our world, warns Brendan Pratt. Here’s what we can do about it.
Dealing with the baby bluesMost of us don’t expect the birth of a baby to bring sadness or depression, but it’s more common than many realise—for both mums and dads. Julie Guirgis offers some practical tips.
Death tradeWhile tobacco multinationals are seeing their customer base shrink in Western countries, they’re wasting no time recruiting new addicts elsewhere. Kent Kingston reports.
Learning to praiseEsther Bailey says that offering praise to God may not come as naturally as asking for His help, but it’s just as important.
It’s commonly known that wholemeal or wholegrain products are healthier than white, refined versions. But is smooth wholemeal bread just as healthy as cooked barley or steel-cut oats?
Mothers and daughtersOne of the most beautiful and unique family bonds is that between mother and daughter. But, warns family life educator Trafford Fischer, it takes work to make this relationship the best it can be.
Does your super fund invest in cigarettes? Suzi Mahonen meets a campaigning cancer doctor who’s raising the alarm and hitting the tobacco industry where it hurts.
Who wrote the Bible? What kind of writing is it? How did we get it thousands of years later? David Jarnes lays out the basics.
You can't baptise yourselfIn this age of instant answers and DIY solutions, it’s hard to admit that, when it comes to questions of eternity, we all need help. Keith Trumbo explains.
Victoria is on track to allow doctor-assisted suicide from next year. New Zealand is not far behind. Bruce Manners examines the issue.