The Statistic

22nd October, 2018
Percentage of Australian mortgage holders who are experiencing "mortgage stress": 20.8 per cent (About 949,000)
Source: Roy Morgan

 

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Moments

22nd October, 2018
BLAMED: By Saudi Arabian officials, the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on a "rogue operation"; Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2nd October.
DERAILED: A train in Taiwan, killing 18 and injuring scores more.
CROSSED: Into Mexico, a migrant caravan of several thousand people from Guatemala, as they advance toward the US border.

 

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Essays

In an article first published on The Conversation, DARYL HIGGINS, director of the Institute of Child Protection Studies at Australian Catholic University, reflects on why a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse is an important moment...

US author and public speaker MARY DEMUTH, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says plagiarism in the Christian publishing world is rooted in the "cult of Christian celebrity" plaguing the North American church...

MARK MATLOCK, facilitor of the US-based Bible translation support mission Seed Company's 'Imagine Zero' summits, talks about how the new campaign aims to work with churches in taking God's Word to every person in the world...

They Said It

"Under no circumstances should we tear up old disarmament agreements...Do they really not understand in Washington what this could lead to?"
- Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, speaking after US President Donald Trump said he leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying that Russia had been violating the treaty for years (as quoted on The Telegraph).

 

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This Week on the Web

22nd October, 2018
Last week Australia's Sydney Anglican Synod voted unanimously in favour of a new policy - possibly a world first - under which women who have been abused by the priest husbands would be able to apply for financial assistance. In this article published on the ABC, an anonymous woman who was abused by her husband, a clergyman, talks about what the new policy means for women like her...

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The Word Explained

22nd October, 2018
Devout: A sincere commitment to Christ; to be godly.

 

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