Society & Culture

  • Seeking a good death: The challenge of legalised euthanasia
    Seeking a good death: The challenge of legalised euthanasia

    Bruce Manners

    Victoria is on track to allow doctor-assisted suicide from next year. New Zealand is not far behind. Bruce Manners examines the issue.

  • Obsession about possessions
    Obsession about possessions

    Brendan Pratt

    Consumerism threatens to destroy us and our world, warns Brendan Pratt. Here’s what we can do about it.

  • Reaching for the summit
    Reaching for the summit

    Julene Duerksen-Kapao

    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.

  • The view from the cross
    The view from the cross

    Charles Mills

    Charles Mills reflects on what—and who—Jesus saw as He hung crucified between heaven and earth.

  • Godless nation?
    Godless nation?

    Bruce Manners

    More Aussies than ever say they’re not religious, but the evidence doesn’t show they’re hardcore atheists either, says Bruce Manners.

  • Passover: Why is this night different?
    Passover: Why is this night different?

    Bob Mendelsohn

    It’s no accident that Christian Easter and Jewish Passover occur around the same time every year. These ancient festivals are inextricably linked, explains Bob Mendelsohn, and perhaps even in ways that most Jews and Christians don’t understand.

  • Ethical consumption and the gospel
    Ethical consumption and the gospel

    Jonathan Cornford

    Jonathan Cornford says that Western society is standing at the crossroads where the crisis of the church and the crisis of the world meet

  • Hard luck
    Hard luck

    Miguel Valdivia

    While regulators ignore appeals from the grassroots, the gambling industry continues to gobble up profits. All just harmless fun? Don’t bet on it.

  • Christmas: time of despair or symbol of hope?
    Christmas: time of despair or symbol of hope?

    Errol Webster

    Sex, violence and suicide. Why you should think about these topics this Christmas.

  • Jesus the Gift
    Jesus the Gift

    Bjorn Karlman

    Bjorn Karlman reflects on Jesus’ descent from heaven to earth to live and die among us, from the point of view of the father of a two-year-old.

  • You will not have my hate
    You will not have my hate

    Nick Mattiske

    To "not hate" isn't to love. The former leaves one indifferent; the latter brings about lasting change.

  • Gift of the century
    Gift of the century

    Loren Seibold

    Our society increasingly measures people by the value of their possessions, but there’s an alternative that’s much better.

  • Hope amid the violence
    Hope amid the violence

    Clifford Goldstein

    Violence, oppression and inequality are part and parcel of today's world. How are we to cope with this scary, new normal?

  • Overheard: August 2016
    Overheard: August 2016

    * Multiple Authors

    Overheard a worthy food-for-thought quote? Share it at info@signsofthetimes.org.au.

  • Book review: James K A Smith: You Are What You Love
    Book review: James K A Smith: You Are What You Love

    Nick Mattiske

    In You Are What You Love, James K A Smith reminds us that spirituality concerns what we value most, and we show what we value even when we are not thinking about it by how we spend our lives.

  • Overheard: July 2016
    Overheard: July 2016

    * Multiple Authors

    Overheard a worthy food-for-thought quote? Share it at info@signsofthetimes.org.au.

  • Go Healthy For Good  - July 2016
    Go Healthy For Good - July 2016

    Nerida Mckibben

    Nerida McKibben is the host of HopeChannel’s health and wellness show, Go Healthy For Good. To find out more, go to www.hop.ec/gohealthyforgood.

  • Overheard: June 2016
    Overheard: June 2016

    * Multiple Authors

    Overheard a worthy food-for-thought quote? Share it at info@signsofthetimes.org.au.

  • Be the master of your money
    Be the master of your money

    Bruce Manners

    How can we make money work for us? How do we become its master?

  • Overheard: May 2016
    Overheard: May 2016

    * Multiple Authors

    Overheard a worthy food-for-thought quote? Share it at info@signsofthetimes.org.au.

  • Can You Buy Joy
    Can You Buy Joy

    Karen Holford

    The pursuit of happiness is a perennial quest for cost humans. But is it achievable?

  • Overheard: April 2016
    Overheard: April 2016

    * Multiple Authors

    What the world is saying about Christianity, religion and God. Overheard a worthy food-for-thought quote? Share it at info@signsofthetimes.org.au.

  • War and Peace
    War and Peace

    Lyle Southwell

    Should Christians be involved in warfare

  • Overheard: March 2016
    Overheard: March 2016

    * Multiple Authors

    Overheard a worthy food-for-thought quote? Share it at info@signsofthetimes.org.au.

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