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Turkey charges US pastor as ‘spy’; conviction would mean life in prison

World Watch Monitor Almost a year after it arrested him, Turkey piled on new charges of spying and insurgency against American pastor, Andrew Brunson, on 24th August, demanding four consecutive life sentences in prison against the 23 year resident of Turkey. Jailed since his surprise detention without charges last October, Rev Brunson was eventually accused of […]

Australian churches offer ‘sanctuary’ to asylum seekers facing government crackdown

Australian Christian churches have again said they will offer sanctuary to 100 asylum seekers who face having any Federal Government assistance they are receiving cut when medical treatment is completed. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton announced earlier this week that the asylum seekers – who were originally brought to Australia from Manus Island and Nauru for […]


Nero 1

The ‘God Complex’ – an unshakable belief in your own importance, resulting in inflated feelings of ability, privilege and corresponding mistreatment of others.   A bust of the Roman Emperor Nero. PICTURE: cjh1452000/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 3.0   Many males in history have had a God complex. Nero, Stalin, Mussolini and, of course, Hitler. What is most ironic, […]

Pope Francis to visit to Myanmar, Bangladesh this year

Pope and Aung San Suu Kyi

AP/RNS In this file photo, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis at the Vatican in May this year. Catholic authorities in Myanmar and the Vatican said this week that Pope Francis will visit Myanmar and Bangladesh starting at the end of November. PICTURE: Tony Gentile/pool photo via AP Catholic […]


Helen Devenish

Hobart-based pastor, artist, and street evangelist Helen Devenish has recently released a book, Let’s Go: Fearless Evangelism, in which she shares how she overcame “evangelism anxiety” to share the Gospel with others. The 52-year-old mother of nine speaks with DAVID ADAMS…