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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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Evangelist’s last call

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Seventh-day Adventist minister and “reluctant” academic dubbed the “thinking evangelist” by his family died May 8 after a four-year fight with melanoma.

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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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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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70 Sevens

Thursday, April 28, 2016

In my experience, preachers have usually talked about it as simply a big number, something far beyond the level at which any of us would bother to keep count. After all, who would bother counting 490 successive acts of forgiveness?

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How to find a legend

Thursday, April 21, 2016

It’s not often that we see evangelical religion and Anzac popularity go together—but that’s exactly what we find in the story of Anzac chaplain William McKenzie, says Avondale associate professor Daniel Reynaud.

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Safety net for service

Friday, April 1, 2016

Service trips at Avondale College of Higher Education are back on—and, thanks to careful examination and updated procedures, they’re now safer.

Academic Prizes

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lists of Avondale College of Higher Education academic prize recipients for 2015.

Announcements: Live!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Free hot drinks during study week in Avondale Libraries, and Academic Office information about enrolment, equity and examinations. Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

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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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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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There’s more to Jesus, urges author—and his book

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Warning! A new book that seeks to provide more complete answers to the question of who Jesus is may not only change your heart but also your mind. The renewed call within some circles of Seventh-day Adventism to lift up Jesus excites author Pr Shawn Brace. “It’s been much needed …

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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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The good life

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I made a special visit to the bookstore at the shopping mall to buy the latest book from social researcher Hugh Mackay. He identifies seven false leads to what makes life worth living. Here are five—you’ll have to buy the book to read the rest—with Hugh and I’s comments.

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