The Statistic

25th September, 2017
Number of terms won by German Chancellor Angela Merkel following her re-election on the weekend: Four

 

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Moments

25th September, 2017
UNDECIDED: Who will be New Zealand's next Prime Minister with Labour and National both courting Winston Peters and his New Zealand First party who hold the balance of power following Saturday's election.
PROTESTS: In the US, by NFL players who have sat, knelt or raised their fists when the US national anthem is played before games, against racial inequality in the nation. The widespread weekend protests came after US President Donald Trump called for players who kneel during the national anthem to be fired.
IMMINENT: According to experts, an eruption of Bali's Mount Agung, prompting tens of thousands to be evacuated.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on The Conversation, JESSICA GERRARD, of the University of Melbourne, reports on the findings of her research looking at those who sell The Big Issue ...

Sight contributor BRUCE C WEARNE argues that the yes/no debate over same-sex marriage fails to address the "deep problems" at the heart of the Australian political system...

As the world marks 50 years since the so-called 'Summer of Love', US academic  LARRY ESKRIDGE, of Wheaton College in the US state of Illinois, writes, in article first published on The Conversation, about the origins and impact of the Jesus People movement...

They Said It

"We will never go back to the failed partnership [with Baghdad]."
- Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani, speaking of plans to press ahead with a referendum on Kurdish independence despite opposition from the Iraqi Government as well as neighbouring nations who fear it could destabilise the region (as quoted on the ABC).

 

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This Week on the Web

14th September, 2017
Lyle Shelton, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, and Karina Okotel, lawyer and Liberal Party Senate candidate, presented the 'no' case for same-sex marriage at the National Press Club this week (Tiernan Brady, executive director of Australians for Equality, and Janine Middleton, co-chair of Australian Marriage Equality, had earlier presented the 'yes' case). To see both presentations, head to the ABC's National Press Club page... 

 

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The Word Explained

25th September, 2017
Blessing (in disguise): A hardship or misfortune which produces something positive.

 

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Dangerous Prayer

For August and September, 2017, we're reading Darren Cronshaw's book, Dangerous Prayer.
To buy the book, follow this link - Dangerous Prayer: Discovering a Missional Spirituality in the Lord's Prayer

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