Sarah Balogh reflects on the evil that befell Hannah Clarke and her children in Brisbane last week from a personal and professional standpoint. When the question revolves around variations of what went wrong for someone to perpetrate such an act we find ourselves trying to make sense of of something that cannot be made sense …

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For those who are following the movie marathon: in the movie The Shawshank Redemption, while Red and the prisoners are watching the movie Gilda, Andy requests that Red acquire a poster of Rita Hayworth, the star of Gilda. Andy has to wait before asking because Red doesn’t want to miss an impending scene featuring a …

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Chad Bird writes about forgiveness, observing that forgiving others is not something we do for our own therapeutic benefit. Followers of Jesus forgive because we have to pass on the forgiveness that has been given to us. From Bird’s post: What does it mean to forgive? For the Christian, it means simply this: to see …

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Drew Hunter observes that modern communication technology can be a helpful aid in growing relationships when it supplements face-to-face interactions, but when it becomes a primary or sole means of communication relationships will stagnate at superficial levels. Deep Communion vs. Digital Communication … Modern technology is a great tool for keeping up certain aspects of …

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Brad Hambrick writes about listening well. There are some good points about the difference between listening as a friend or a counsellor: ” a friend listens as a participant in your story while a counsellor listens as an observer of your story.” From the post: The Practice of Listening No instruction can create or replace …

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There are times when I wonder why I scan through so many online articles. Then I read one like this. Heidi Tai writes about a loving across generations and cultural expectations. And the difference that Jesus can make in bridging those gaps. Just go and read it. Maybe have a tissue or two around, as …

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