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Author’s Jesus. All. focus

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dr William Johnsson served for 24 years as editor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s flagship journal Adventist Review. Now retired, the Avondale College of Higher Education alumnus continues to write and speak about Jesus and grace.

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My tribute to Houly

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dr Wayne Miller’s tribute to Brian Houliston, former staff member at Avondale College of Higher Education.

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Only about music?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Adventist worship, and therefore the Institute of Worship, is indeed “about music.” But in celebrating the music, it is also about much, much more.

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Living deliberately

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In the mid-19th century, renowned American philosopher Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months and two days living in a tiny cabin he built in the woods surrounding Walden Pond, Massachusetts. Part social experiment and part spiritual quest, he lived in simple, spartan-like conditions and wrote of his observations …

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Pacific Partnership in our own words

Friday, July 29, 2016

Giving to Avondale’s Annual Appeal this year will help reduce the “crippling” burden of chronic disease in the South Pacific islands. Donations to the appeal will provide seed money to Pacific islanders so they can begin postgraduate study in lifestyle medicine. The idea for this Pacific Partnership came from two academics. They talk in this post about the potential impact of the partnership and the role of lifestyle medicine in improving the quality of our health and wellbeing.

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Academic’s paper best

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A win for best research paper at an international literary journalism studies conference has earned an Avondale lecturer academic and financial credit.

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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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The magnificence of the cross

Saturday, July 30, 2016

There is no grander theme, no better event, no deeper doctrine to reflect upon than the singular event that defines all of human history: the cross of Christ and the Christ of the cross.

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How the story begins

Friday, July 1, 2016

Our faith begins with Jesus, but Nathan Brown asks what that means and whether it changes how we tell our story—or how we live it.

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Why I Try to Believe

Friday, June 24, 2016

As society and situations become more challenging and complicated, we may have to admit that some of the answers from generations ago no longer satisfy today’s believers.

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Only about music?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Adventist worship, and therefore the Institute of Worship, is indeed “about music.” But in celebrating the music, it is also about much, much more.

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Author’s Jesus. All. focus

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dr William Johnsson served for 24 years as editor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s flagship journal Adventist Review. Now retired, the Avondale College of Higher Education alumnus continues to write and speak about Jesus and grace.

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Why I Try to Believe

Friday, June 24, 2016

As society and situations become more challenging and complicated, we may have to admit that some of the answers from generations ago no longer satisfy today’s believers.

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King of continuo back for Bach

Friday, April 29, 2016

The restoration of a harpsichord by friends of Avondale Conservatorium has enabled a lecturer to conduct a Bach cantata as part of her doctoral studies.

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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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No Heil Hitler!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Amidst stories of deception, betrayal, and murder, Paul’s turbulent journey allows readers to discern bright sparkles of hope entrenched in the darkness of evil.

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Powerful words

Thursday, April 28, 2016

“The written word preaches long after everything else has melted into the ether.” So says Dwain Esmond, a former editor in this reflection on the power of words.

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Beat it

Thursday, April 7, 2016

I loved the beat generation and the men in it. I loved how they shared themselves with each other and their readers, generously. But I always had, and still have, the sneaking and sinking suspicion there would have been no place for me in that world.

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Pacific Partnership in our own words

Friday, July 29, 2016

Giving to Avondale’s Annual Appeal this year will help reduce the “crippling” burden of chronic disease in the South Pacific islands. Donations to the appeal will provide seed money to Pacific islanders so they can begin postgraduate study in lifestyle medicine. The idea for this Pacific Partnership came from two academics. They talk in this post about the potential impact of the partnership and the role of lifestyle medicine in improving the quality of our health and wellbeing.

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Pacific Partnership a win-win

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Giving to Avondale’s Annual Appeal this year will help reduce the “crippling” burden of chronic disease in the South Pacific islands.

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Live more: happy!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happiness. Memory. Motivation. Many automatic bodily processes. Hmmm. This is the sound you’ll be making as you consider how important it is to look after your Limbo. After all, it’s your body’s emotional hub.

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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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HDR’s new home

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A grant awarded to Avondale for the first time has helped the college of higher education develop a framework to more easily train research supervisors.

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Aussie ideas go OS

Friday, July 29, 2016

Translations of two books published in Australia by the Seventh-day Adventist Church are now adding to conversations about creativity, justice and faith in different languages.

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Marg and mission a hit

Friday, June 3, 2016

A book about an Avondale alumna’s mission experience set attendance and sales records at its launch in Cooranbong this past Saturday (May 28).

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Dearest Folks

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A long-ago letter-writer addresses a new audience and offers an invitation to journey with her through letters that give snapshots into the life of a missionary wife and her family on remote mission stations in the 1950s and 60s.

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No Heil Hitler!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Amidst stories of deception, betrayal, and murder, Paul’s turbulent journey allows readers to discern bright sparkles of hope entrenched in the darkness of evil.

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Powerful words

Thursday, April 28, 2016

“The written word preaches long after everything else has melted into the ether.” So says Dwain Esmond, a former editor in this reflection on the power of words.

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