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Church gives lift to Mission Shift

Friday, April 7, 2017

An Avondale seminarian’s book describing the local church as the future of Seventh-day Adventism is in its second printing only two months after launching. Mission Shift: Multiplying Disciples in Your Community by Avondale Seminary Head Dr Kayle de Waal has been well received by Adventist Church leaders, ministers and local …

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Short letters get worldwide study

Friday, March 31, 2017

An Avondale academic’s research for a worldwide study of two Bible books recasts an impetuous disciple as a loving leader of the early Christian church.

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Antiseptic study to clean and clarify

Friday, March 24, 2017

An Avondale academic’s externally-funded study of antiseptic cleaning solutions may not only help prevent catheter-associated infections in hospitals but also change national guidelines.

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Surprise! Collaboration the key

Friday, March 17, 2017

An Avondale initiative that encourages providers to collaborate on Threshold Standards is improving the quality of private higher education across Australia.

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Leadership landslide

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fewer teachers are willing to accept or even apply for leadership positions in Seventh-day Adventist schools, new research by Avondale Business School shows.

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Anywhere email now everywhere

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Email is intrusive but employees do not want restrictions placed on their use of it at home, research by Avondale Business School shows.

Text translated twice

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A textbook written by an Avondale lecturer to help share faith development with students has readers worldwide after being translated into Spanish and now Russian.

Strong schools; weak bullies

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A positive school climate significantly reduces the prevalence and the popularity of student peer bullying, doctoral research by an Avondale lecturer shows.

Barbara’s text a first for teachers

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

An Avondale College lecturer has given teachers planning to work in Australia’s Christian, Protestant schools their own textbook to help share faith development with students.

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Who’s behind Jericho Road?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Talk about trust: an Avondale academic has empowered a team of students to stage the premiere of her musical event about love, loss and faithfulness. Not once but three times.

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Jericho Road’s writer responds

Friday, March 10, 2017

An Avondale academic hopes the premiere of her musical event about love, loss and faithfulness will provoke more questions than for which it provides answers.

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Queen gives crown to King

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A music minister who loves people: this is Sandra Entermann and perhaps this is why she is so popular. The queen of conferences and camp meetings—and the opening act of the 2017 Avondale Concert Series—sings to proclaim a God who is attentive, accessible and all powerful.

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Antiseptic study to clean and clarify

Friday, March 24, 2017

An Avondale academic’s externally-funded study of antiseptic cleaning solutions may not only help prevent catheter-associated infections in hospitals but also change national guidelines.

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A scientific church?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

When it comes to health, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has been consistently on the forefront, but the church’s relationship with modern science has not always been so favourable.

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The food doctor

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sue Radd is an award-winning dietitian and now doctoral researcher. The published author and long-time food columnist has a new cookbook entitled Food As Medicine: Cooking For Your Best Health. Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown asks Radd about her work and about her passion for good nutrition.

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More than a cookbook

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Adele Nash loves cookbooks, particularly ones about healthy cooking. “This is quite a contrast to the way I felt when I was big—literally—into decadently unhealthy food.” So, when she had a peek at Food As Medicine, she could not wait to get her own copy. This thick hardcover by dietician Sue Radd “is more than a cookbook,” writes Nash in this review. “It’s a ‘comprehensive introduction to cooking food as medicine in your kitchen.’”

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Healthy fellows

Thursday, November 17, 2016

An Avondale academic and a conjoint lecturer are among the first recipients of an inaugural professional fellowship in lifestyle medicine.

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A story about a toilet in Timor-Leste

Friday, December 16, 2016

Meet Amivi Naja Sousa. She lives in southern Timor-Leste. Her story is one of overcoming serious emotional and physical obstacles. And it is an inspirational one informed in part by a sanitation project and the visit of a short-term mission team.

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My MOTO mission

Friday, October 21, 2016

Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment in Bodhgaya, a town in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. The Director of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bihar, Pr Alex Dang, describes the region as the “graveyard of Christianity.” But I presented an evangelistic series with Alex at the AoZora school near Bodhgaya. The result: the planting of a Seventh-day Adventist church at the school.

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MOTO’s greater vision

Friday, October 21, 2016

A school that began under a tree is changing lives in one of India’s most impoverished states with support from alumni and friends of Avondale.

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More affordable mission

Monday, October 10, 2016

A new dollar-match scheme between a humanitarian agency and Avondale that has halved fundraising costs for overseas trips should see more students in mission.

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Forgive To Live

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Bible teaches the importance of forgiveness for living faithfully and well, but what difference can forgiveness actually make in our lives, spiritually, emotionally and even physically? As an experienced pastor, counsellor and healthcare administrator, Dr Dick Tibbits decided to find out.

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On Hard Quiz

Friday, December 2, 2016

Nathan Brown appeared on ABC TV this week. His goal: to make it to the final round of a quiz show so the host would ask him more questions about a classic series of fantasy novels. Why did he do it and how did he go?

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How Mac tried to fight back

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Great War traumatised an Anzac chaplain even though his prolific writing “put words upon that which is unspeakable,” a paper by three Avondale academics shows.

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History in the details

Friday, May 20, 2016

A historian reflects on the value of letters, particularly their role in preserving information and in offering clearer accounts of situations.

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A believable resurrection?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

I take the Easter story as gospel. It’s a time of remembering in wonder at the death of Jesus and of celebrating the promise His resurrection brings. And I know I’m not alone because I helped organise a march of almost 600 others on Palm Sunday. They also believe the Easter story.

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Church gives lift to Mission Shift

Friday, April 7, 2017

An Avondale seminarian’s book describing the local church as the future of Seventh-day Adventism is in its second printing only two months after launching. Mission Shift: Multiplying Disciples in Your Community by Avondale Seminary Head Dr Kayle de Waal has been well received by Adventist Church leaders, ministers and local …

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Adventist perspective

Friday, April 7, 2017

Seventh-day Adventists are now a worldwide family of 20 million. As the church welcomes more new members, it must continue to urge them to join in the tasks of justice, mercy and faithfulness to which God calls us, and human need compels us.

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A lover’s quarrel

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dr William Johnsson is “ashamed of what transpired” during the “women’s ordination” vote at the most recent session of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church. Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown reviews the Avondale alumnus’ new book and discovers Johnsson is not so much disappointed by the result but by the damaging responses from leaders and what the responses say about the kind of church some would have us become.

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Short letters get worldwide study

Friday, March 31, 2017

An Avondale academic’s research for a worldwide study of two Bible books recasts an impetuous disciple as a loving leader of the early Christian church.

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A class of many cultures

Friday, December 16, 2016

Five international academics helped teach a unit about literary movements of the 20th century this past semester thanks to an Avondale lecturer’s use of videoconferencing.

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Writers share readings with scholars

Friday, November 25, 2016

An anthology featuring student and professional work has been dedicated to the poet whose collaboration with an Avondale academic led to a national award for innovative teaching.

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Ytravel and not share the adventure?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Endless sunburnt dunes pass by as a bus speeds through the outback. Cramp creeps up a crouched leg on a boat in the Mekong River. And children play saxophones slightly off tempo in a cringeworthy performance on a crowded train in Berlin. These scenes from Avondale’s Ytravel blog give us a sense of adventure and the students who write it the fundamentals of freelancing.

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Research granted

Friday, June 24, 2016

Avondale is the only private higher education provider to receive one of this year’s most competitive government grants, which it will use to improve student engagement.

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Wellbeing a focus for life

Thursday, May 5, 2016

An innovative class may not only increase the emotional intelligence and wellbeing of students at Avondale but also of those whom the students will teach.

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