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Embrace the Thinking of Jesus for a ‘Mind Shift’, Says Erwin McManus

Pastor and author Erwin McManus shares how the life of Jesus inspired his new book ‘Mind Shift: It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Think Like One’.

Your “Ordinary” Makes Life Meaningful, Says ‘Jesus And’ Author Robert Fergusson

Hillsong Church pastor Robert Fergusson has long been curious about the relationship between Jesus and his “everyday” followers.

From Alcoholism to Sobriety Advocate, Justine Whitchurch Offers Hope for Addiction

“Me being sober doesn’t stop life’s challenges from coming my way. It’s given me a lot better capacity to cope with what does come my way.”

Third Time Around Still Carries Some Charm in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ doesn’t reach the same heights as number one, but certainly rises above the ones set for it by the poster.

“What I Was Scared to Say is What’s Resonated” – Hillsong Songwriter Benjamin Hastings

Last year, Benjamin Hastings released his self-titled solo project that gradually unpack the emotions he felt around the church’s failings.

Why Christians Should Be the Best Cultural Critics – Philosopher Christopher Watkin

Have you ever thought to question what underpins your beliefs on right and wrong and how you align with certain cultural systems?

‘Barbie’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ an Unlikely Movie Marathon

Watching these movies alongside one another can weirdly make you appreciate them better, writes movie reviewer Laura Bennett.

What’s Next for Hillsong Churchgoers? Marc Fennell Investigates in ‘The Kingdom’

Walkley winning journalist Marc Fennell hosts the SBS doco ‘The Kingdom’, about Hillsong’s changing place in the Christian landscape.

‘Book Club: The Next Chapter’ – Resets Views on Ageing

The plot is simplistic, but there’s joy in these four characters pushing back on the idea that life gets less interesting as you get older.

Fighting Feelings and the Past Come Head-to-Head in ‘Creed III’

In an art-scape increasingly giving attention to women and under-represented social groups, this movie instead looks into the heart of men.

Stressed? You Can Use it For Good, says Former Navy Officer Paul Taylor

“Big challenges that are really hard to overcome” are an opportunity to sharpen our character or to practice a virtue, says author Paul Taylor.

Brendan Fraser’s ‘The Whale’ Challenges How Faith Relates to People in Pain

From trauma bonds to quests for redemption and crises of faith, each character in ‘The Whale’ has a rich backstory.

Does Christian Celebrity Need a Cure? – ‘Christianity Today’s’ Katelyn Beaty

US journalist Katelyn Beaty reflects on the Christian celebrity culture origin, Jesus’ relationship to fame and the lost art of contentment.

‘The Noel Diary’ – Wins with Justin Hartley, Loses in Undermining Real Love

Increasingly, where ‘The Noel Diary’ and its streaming mates fall over is in what they define as acceptable in the pursuit of true love.

‘My Mind & Me’: Selena Gomez Breaks Down Myth of Success

‘Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me’ is about a woman grappling with a past that’s defined her but that she’s since outgrown.

Domestic Violence: The Church Can’t be Absent From Addressing the Issue

“Rates of domestic abuse in the church community are about the same as in the broader community,” Anglicare’s Lynda Dunstan says.

Food Can Prompt Us Toward Godly Wonder, Says Writer Erin Davis

Realising how unhealthy her approach to food had become, Erin Davis began to wonder what the Bible had to say about food.

‘The Chosen’ Season 3: Following Jesus Isn’t About Having an Easy Life

‘The Chosen’ Season 3 will feature the “feeding of the 5000” – a shoot with 12,000 extras & fans, and the series’ highest-scale scene to date