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Hope heals

Friday, November 24, 2017

The best way to describe Okay, All Together Now . . . is as a collection of articles. Not essays, just simple articles, most of which only fill a couple of pages. But, oh, the content of those articles!

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Of discontinuity and waiting

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sitting beside a hospital bed. Waiting. The morning busyness had subsided into a slower afternoon. Dad marked his 75th birthday with this unplanned but urgent visit to hospital. The place challenges me. We can care for the sick, even campaign for better health care and teach more healthful living, but as good and necessary as these things are, they seemingly end here or somewhere like it.

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Church at school: does it work?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

It sounds like a win-win: strengthen the relationship between education and faith by planting a church on the campus of a Seventh-day Adventist school in Australia. But is it working? To find out, a multidisciplinary team of Avondale academics has received $50,000 from the church in the South Pacific to fund a first-of-its-kind study.

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Why I’m calling for a third reformation

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dr Kayle de Waal is head of the seminary and a lecturer in New Testament at Avondale College of Higher Education. He shares thoughts about his new book, Mission Shift, as a contribution to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific’s discipleship initiative—and what discipleship means for him—in this question and answer with Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown.

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In the “village of widows”

Thursday, October 12, 2017

I heard what she said only after returning a couple of weeks later to the relative cool and quiet of my office. And when I did, I felt a chill, not only about what she said but also about how I missed what she said.