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Lead like the queen

Friday, June 16, 2017

An Avondale alumna’s first-of-its-kind conference challenged women to not only identify but claim their roles as leaders in church and in community.

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Think&Do

Monday, June 12, 2017

Avondale returns to its roots with a rebranded appeal that uses a phrase from founder Ellen White to seek support for research that improves lives.

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Defining discipleship

Friday, June 2, 2017

It’s a term used frequently within Christianity, but what exactly does discipleship mean? Researchers from Avondale College of Higher Education have tackled one of the founding terms of faith in their two-year, church-funded study.

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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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Songbook a step up for Promise

Friday, May 5, 2017

A first commissioning and six original compositions mark the musical maturity of an Avondale vocal ensemble as it celebrates the launch of a fifth album.

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A cappella return reveals vocal ensemble’s mission

Friday, May 5, 2017

In listening to the latest release from Avondale College of Higher Education vocal ensemble The Promise, one feels granted an opening into the true heart of its mission: a pursuit of musical excellence and a deep commitment to share the message of Jesus.

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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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More than a puzzle

Friday, June 23, 2017

A project as part of Nathan Brown’s continuing higher education prompted the Signs Publishing Book Editor to consider how providing a “right” answer about fundamental beliefs should not be considered an achievement in itself. “Rather that becomes a tool for living and loving better,” he writes.

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Reclaiming “radical”

Friday, June 9, 2017

Nathan Brown bought a T-shirt from a small Fair Trade-certified clothing and sports ball company. What did the experience teach him about being a better disciple of Jesus?

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My hand and foot fetish

Friday, June 2, 2017

“Accidental academic” Dr Carole Ferch-Johnson’s examination of the way the early church represented Christ and His mission through the media of human hands and feet has implications for how we should share the gospel. The Avondale College of Higher Education PhD graduate explains more in this interview.

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Defining discipleship

Friday, June 2, 2017

It’s a term used frequently within Christianity, but what exactly does discipleship mean? Researchers from Avondale College of Higher Education have tackled one of the founding terms of faith in their two-year, church-funded study.

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An invitation to journey with Jesus

Friday, May 26, 2017

Following Jesus: it is what every person influenced by Jesus Christ is challenged to do. I’m still learning to follow Jesus more closely. The new book by Avondale alumnus Dr Peter Roennfeldt will help me be more of who I want to be—and who He calls me to be.

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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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