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Disciple-making in practice

Friday, April 13, 2018

While Avondale alumnus Dr Peter Roennfeldt’s Following the Spirit stands alone as a study of the church in Acts, as a sequel to Following Jesus, it demonstrates how the disciple-making method of Jesus played out in the life and mission of His first disciples.

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Followers of the Spirit

Friday, February 16, 2018

A new discipleship book encouraging readers to transform church honours three “innovative” leaders who “cultivated creative thinking” in the ministry of an Avondale alumnus.

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A new chapter is needed

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The follow up to an Avondale alumnus’ book about the life and ministry of Jesus explores His ongoing movement and mission while challenging the reader to write the next chapter of Acts.

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NASA sent me to space camp

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It’s an invitation no child can refuse. “Let’s blow something up, let’s break something.” No wonder Jacob Windle’s students enjoy learning about science. “You talk to kids,” says the Avondale alumnus. “‘What’s your favourite subject?’ ‘Love sport.’ Not at the school where I teach.”

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She (and he) serves

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Chapmans are a ministry family. Michael and Bethany met at Avondale—both studied theology and ministry. The couple are now ordained/commissioned ministers. Bethany reflects on being a woman in ministry, on having a husband who’s also a minister and on ensuring ministry blesses not burdens their daughters.

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Queens of teens

Monday, December 18, 2017

Two Avondale arts graduates from 2007 are establishing themselves as queens of young adult and new adult fiction.

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Homegrown album deserves wider hearing

Friday, April 6, 2018

The soundtrack to the Avondale musical event Jericho Road is a truly homegrown production—one of which the contributors can be justifiably proud and that deserves the wider hearing this recording offers.

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Keen wit now a living book

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The former Lakes Mail editor will share stories from his journalism career as one of the living books at Avondale’s free Human Library this Saturday (April 7).

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Anzac spirituality: the evidence

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Anzacs by reputation were not a religious bunch, yet five of their most prominent and distinguished members engaged voluntarily with matters of belief. What may surprise you is they were not rare.

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Morton’s media blitz

Monday, March 26, 2018

An Avondale academic shared his wholistic happiness message with audiences in Australia’s four largest cities to celebrate International Day of Happiness on March 20.

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Fighters had faith

Friday, March 23, 2018

We continue perpetuating the Anzacs-were-not-religious myth despite revelations of a deep but concealed interest in spirituality, research by an Avondale academic shows.

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Hinze and his OSPEX

Friday, February 2, 2018

New PhD graduate Dr Jason Hinze on his overseas professional experience for pre-service teachers study and how he will apply its findings in his classes.

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Strengthening stories of self

Friday, February 2, 2018

Challenging overseas professional experiences fostering a sense of freedom and belonging lead to better learning for pre-service teachers, research by an Avondale lecturer shows.

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Belonging, being and becoming

Monday, September 18, 2017

Avondale has helped establish the first association for Christian early childhood educators in Australia at an inaugural conference organised and hosted by its Discipline of Education.

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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.

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Homegrown album deserves wider hearing

Friday, April 6, 2018

The soundtrack to the Avondale musical event Jericho Road is a truly homegrown production—one of which the contributors can be justifiably proud and that deserves the wider hearing this recording offers.

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Queens of teens

Monday, December 18, 2017

Two Avondale arts graduates from 2007 are establishing themselves as queens of young adult and new adult fiction.

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Digital discipleship

Friday, December 8, 2017

I’m a balloon-twisting children’s pastor with a soapbox on Facebook. I use the social media and social networking service to speak for those whose voices are muted. And I cop a lot of flak. I seem to, as Wess Stafford says, “spend half my time comforting the afflicted and the other half afflicting the comfortable.”

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Faithful creatives put people first

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The recipients of Manifest’s most prestigious award this year have used their acceptance speeches to show how relational networks build and benefit from digital discipleship.

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Faithful creativity in my own words: Part 2

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A pastor using Facebook to advocate for children and their families is one of two recipients of Manifest’s most prestigious award this year. Manifest Co-Convenor Brenton Stacey asks Pr Daron Pratt about his “personal pulpit.”

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Morton’s media blitz

Monday, March 26, 2018

An Avondale academic shared his wholistic happiness message with audiences in Australia’s four largest cities to celebrate International Day of Happiness on March 20.

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Meet one of our Pacific partners

Friday, February 23, 2018

A Fijian medical doctor who received a scholarship from Avondale credits his wife for encouraging him to treat the causes not symptoms of chronic disease.

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My new mission: live more happy

Friday, February 9, 2018

The launch yesterday of a book about emotional wellbeing is part of an Avondale academic’s “audacious” plan to lift the life of 10 million people.

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Hooked by a feel-good book

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The review of Dr Darren Morton’s new book about boosting emotional wellbeing and becoming happier. And a warning: what you read could change your life.

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Morton on lifestyle as medicine

Monday, January 29, 2018

Dr Darren Morton is a lifestyle medicine pioneer. He is not only an established communicator but also a recognised researcher in this emerging field, appointed as Lead Researcher in the Lifestyle Research Centre at Avondale and as a founding fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. Morton reflects on his work and on his new book, Live More Happy.

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Nursing at sea to become a PhD

Friday, November 24, 2017

An Avondale nursing lecturer has returned from Africa to complete a PhD she began during a six-month volunteer stint onboard a floating hospital.

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Service matters

Friday, October 13, 2017

While their classmates enjoyed a break from study, a team of students from Avondale cared for kids in a far western New South Wales town.

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They are not alone

Monday, September 11, 2017

An Avondale academic and his students are partnering with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its humanitarian agency to address family violence in Papua New Guinea.

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Go fund me . . . please

Monday, July 10, 2017

The quality of proposals pitched by students for new community services has inspired staff members at Avondale to more than double donations for the projects.

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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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Keen wit now a living book

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The former Lakes Mail editor will share stories from his journalism career as one of the living books at Avondale’s free Human Library this Saturday (April 7).

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Anzac spirituality: the evidence

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Anzacs by reputation were not a religious bunch, yet five of their most prominent and distinguished members engaged voluntarily with matters of belief. What may surprise you is they were not rare.

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Avondale academic on Anzac spirituality

Friday, March 23, 2018

A new book by an Avondale academic challenges the myth Australians and their Anzac soldiers are not interested in matters of the spirit. Associate Professor Daniel Reynaud speaks about Anzac Spirituality and its historical context in this question and answer.

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Fighters had faith

Friday, March 23, 2018

We continue perpetuating the Anzacs-were-not-religious myth despite revelations of a deep but concealed interest in spirituality, research by an Avondale academic shows.

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I, woman

Thursday, March 22, 2018

I’m a curious feminist. I dare to speak out. This is my defiant voice.

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Disciple-making in practice

Friday, April 13, 2018

While Avondale alumnus Dr Peter Roennfeldt’s Following the Spirit stands alone as a study of the church in Acts, as a sequel to Following Jesus, it demonstrates how the disciple-making method of Jesus played out in the life and mission of His first disciples.

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Anzac spirituality: the evidence

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Anzacs by reputation were not a religious bunch, yet five of their most prominent and distinguished members engaged voluntarily with matters of belief. What may surprise you is they were not rare.

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Avondale academic on Anzac spirituality

Friday, March 23, 2018

A new book by an Avondale academic challenges the myth Australians and their Anzac soldiers are not interested in matters of the spirit. Associate Professor Daniel Reynaud speaks about Anzac Spirituality and its historical context in this question and answer.

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Fighters had faith

Friday, March 23, 2018

We continue perpetuating the Anzacs-were-not-religious myth despite revelations of a deep but concealed interest in spirituality, research by an Avondale academic shows.

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Bringing faith to justice

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bringing faith to justice enhances the latter and brings relevancy to the former but requires repentance, humility and a willingness to engage with the community.

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NASA sent me to space camp

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It’s an invitation no child can refuse. “Let’s blow something up, let’s break something.” No wonder Jacob Windle’s students enjoy learning about science. “You talk to kids,” says the Avondale alumnus. “‘What’s your favourite subject?’ ‘Love sport.’ Not at the school where I teach.”

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Power to the students, right on

Monday, December 4, 2017

A disempowering of my PointPoint presentations is empowering my students and making my History and Theory of Art unit more memorable (for them and me).

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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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