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Oratorio an act of worship

Friday, May 31, 2019

An Avondale Conservatorium performance of Joseph Haydn’s in-the-beginning oratorio should, according to the composer, inspire “adoration and worship of the Creator.” The devotee did not let a disappointing personal life destroy his exuberance in music and worship, as conservatorium director Aleta King explains.

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Denizens of the Dora

Friday, May 24, 2019

A 10-year study at Avondale will help others measure the impact of climate change and urbanisation on beasts, birds and bugs in Lake Macquarie’s largest catchment.

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Where this journey begins

Friday, March 8, 2019

Since the time of Jesus, visiting the places of His life has fascinated His followers and attracted them from all over the world. Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown and friends Michelle Villis and Brenton Stacey joined these pilgrims and tourists this past year. They travelled together as part of a larger tour group through Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories to visit the places of so many of the Bible stories. And they wrote the story of their journey with reflections on what they learned along the way.

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Magdala: Hearing the call

Friday, March 8, 2019

The stories of Jesus’ women disciples are too often overlooked, almost forgotten. But in Magdala, I could hear the whispers over time, from the many women disciples before me.

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David difficult to put down

Thursday, January 31, 2019

It seems a shame to farewell familiar characters but this book is a fitting conclusion to Avondale lecturer Dr Brad Watson’s David trilogy.