The Good Life?

Relationships

05
Nov

A War On Waste To Feed Those In Need

The produce that doesn’t meet quality control is still perfectly nutritional and edible, it just may have a mark on it and a lot of occasions, we access produce in A1 condition without any blemishes at all. If not rescued by organisations like Oz Harvest and SecondBite this produce would all end up either in landfill or handed over to the local pig farmer…

29
Oct

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life…

16
Oct

The Restorative Economy

“Renew Our World is a global movement of Christians who long to see God’s world renewed. We believe we need to shift our thinking, our behaviour and our policies to build a restorative economy–an economy based on Biblical principles, principles that are just and sustainable. Where all people can make a living and have what they need without wrecking the planet. This is what the Restorative Economy is all about – where God’s intended order is built back into our social and economic systems.”

24
Jul

Is Loneliness A Sin?

Loneliness actually is a powerful propellant. It’s an emotion that can physically cause us to take action. It’s so uncomfortable, so painful, that we are moved to action. I think it’s what we do with the action that is the clincher…

07
May

You can’t love nothing.

If this is at the heart of God’s purposes, then we need to ask in what ways our own choices, our systems and our priorities get in the way of God’s purposes. Specifically, in what ways does our relentless pursuit to consume stuff and experiences get in the way of our relationships, of love?

01
May

When God Invites You To Be Generous

“One of the first things I’ll buy is a new hat, and a cup of tea. I spent my last $3 on this book” he indicates the Clive Cussler action novel on his lap. This was all spoken of matter of factly, with almost a sense of wonder that he could actually be in this position – a hard working dairy farmer from up north who had run his own business for 28 years. “Give this man $100!” I hear the Holy Spirt whisper to my heart…