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Proof anyone can change
Former Sydney gangster, drug dealer and abuser Mike Eastman was radically reformed behind bars.
Proof anyone can change
Black Panther star wrestles black dog
Marvel's 2018 superhero movie Black Panther hit number one in US box offices upon its release. One of the film's breakout stars was the Black Panther's little sister, teenage scientist Shuri, played to tremendous charm and comedic effect by Letitia Wright.
Black Panther star wrestles black dog
Separating fantasy from reality
A recent poll conducted in Iceland found 0% of people under twenty-five believe the creation story as described in Genesis, yet, according to a separate poll, fifty-four percent of Icelandic people believe in elves.
Separating fantasy from reality
Poetry leads atheist to faith
Holly Ordway sharing her testimony online. Doctor Holly Ordway was a proud and convinced atheist, in her words a "proto-Dawkins", "not because I hated God or didn't want to believe in Him, but simply because I did not have any compelling reasons TO believe in Him.
Poetry leads atheist to faith
Does everyone go to heaven when they die?
It is an attractive thought – that no matter what we do or how we behave, God loves everyone so He will let us all into heaven. But if we are to take Jesus' Word for it, that is not how it is.
Does everyone go to heaven when they die?
Home attack clarifies hope
When Nathan Wexler and his family were involved in an armed robbery where they were held captive and threatened, Nathan began to realise the true value and power of the faith he'd embraced as a child.
Home attack clarifies hope
Redemption story mirrors actor’s own
Well-known actor Dennis Quaid recently starred in the movie "I can only Imagine", which tells the true story of Bart Millard, lead singer of cross-over Christian band MercyMe. Dennis plays Bart's verbally and physically abusive father, who eventually finds forgiveness and redemption through listening to radio programs that Bart has sung on.
Redemption story mirrors actor’s own
Forgiveness mended my heart
Growing up in Botswana, Osadi Molefe remembers she was a very shy child but was also drawn to fight with boys she could overpower.
Forgiveness mended my heart
Security for eternity
The second part in a short series that explores the ultimate end of us all.
Security for eternity
Cycling out of control
All Ben King wanted was control, but that is what he lost along the way.
Cycling out of control
#Metoo fallout continues
The sexual harrassment "earthquake" continues to unfold, with many accusers now being reported.
Recovery from years of abuse
Nige Burr's father was a womaniser, had a violent temper and didn't like working. This wrecked any chances of Nige having what would be considered a 'normal' upbringing.
Recovery from years of abuse
At the end of the rope was God
Gavin Edmonds Girls, alcohol, drugs, cars, money, suicide, robbery, prison, violence, rehabs – Gavin Edmonds tried it all, then encountered God.
At the end of the rope was God
The world’s best seller
"The Bible -- banned, burned, beloved. More widely read, more frequently attacked than any other book in history.
Ape men or God men?
Dr Rick Griffith was born in Tokyo to US Navy parents. In 1991 he became a professor at Singapore Bible College. He is a strong advocate of seven-day Biblical Creation and says most people he speaks to are concerned to know if humans are really simply the result of random accidents, or the product of design.
Ape men or God men?
Man’s life changed in Mecca
Ali Pektash was on a pilramage to the famous shrine in Mecca when something happened that changed the whole course of his life.
Man’s life changed in Mecca
Hummingbirds not so sweet
Both Christians and their opponents often overlook that the Bible indicates that 'all things bright and beautiful' only applied before the Genesis 3 curse on all creation.
Hummingbirds not so sweet
Spending quality time together as friends
The Philosopher, Plato, once quoted a story from Greek mythology that said human beings "were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces."
Spending quality time together as friends
‘Imagine’ - Beauty from ashes
Inspired by the true-life story of the lead singer of contemporary Christian band, MercyMe, I can only Imagine is a beautiful, uplifting story of redemption and forgiveness.
‘Imagine’ - Beauty from ashes
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 15)
I read an article recently about a dog that has sat for four months outside a hospital in Brazil, waiting for its owner, who died there. Apparently, another dog in Japan waited similarly for ten years on a train station! I reckon my sausage dog, Carrie, would only wait for me until someone walked past with food!
Lessons from a sausage dog (Part 15)
The long run back: Overcoming depression
English Gardner, who won the women's 100 meters in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in 2013 and 2016, appears to be a confident sprinter with the world at her feet. Her personal best of 10.74 seconds, set in 2016, ranks her in the top ten all-time for the distance. But, just seven months before that, English was battling a terrible enemy: depression.
The long run back: Overcoming depression

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