Christians respond after deadly cyclone tears across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Christians respond after deadly cyclone tears across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe

Christian Aid is appealing for donations as it assists communities affected by Cyclone Idai, which has killed hundreds and devastated communities across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

  • Preparing for war – 1939 Australia

    Preparing for war – 1939 Australia

    My late mother, who died in 1995 aged 75, was an aspiring writer. Although, like many of her generation, she had been unable to complete her formal education, she had continued to educate herself about history, politics and world affairs by devouring newspaper articles and any other information she could get her hands on.

  • The power of the Risen Christ

    The power of the Risen Christ

    Easter is three weeks away. As I sit in my office at Morling College, my eyes are drawn to a photo that I treasure. It is a photo from the launch of my first book, Leading Lawyers Case for the Resurrection, which to my surprise, continues to remain in print and readers tell me how significant it was for them.

  • Drama! Who needs it?

    Drama! Who needs it?

    A cyclone was due to hit my town recently and there was a little bit of nervous excitement in the air. People stocked up on food, cancelled weekend events and prepared for bad weather. News reports kept us up to date on what we could expect in the coming days and preparations were made.

  • False news, false religion

    False news, false religion

    False news is now a common phrase. What about false religion such as - I have heard it said that once you become a Christian all your troubles vanish.

  • The biggest goal I have achieved so far  

    The biggest goal I have achieved so far  

    My parents named me Jennifer Javed Khan. It’s a combination of Christian name “Jennifer” and “Javed Khan” is the Non-Christian part.

  • One by one

    One by one

    Our lives often consist of battles, battles which take place over the entire length of one’s life and shape us into who we are and who we can potentially become.

  • Superman for hire

    Superman for hire

    Are you employing a part-time minister for youth or children? You might want to think again.

  • The destructive path of a pedophile

    The destructive path of a pedophile

    It makes you sick in the stomach. The stories are extravagantly poignant. The cases are too close to home. The psychological pain is excruciating. Lives have been completely wrecked. Families have been downright destroyed. People have lost their faith in God and in humanity.

  • What is love?

    What is love?

    God’s definition of love, of what it looks like and how to show it, is quite different to the world’s offering of the word.

  • Missions getting a good report

    Missions getting a good report

    The short article read as follows: "A young people's interdenominational missionary conference, held at the Chapter House, on Saturday afternoon and evening, was well attended. Representatives of various missionary bodies working in China, Africa, South America and Islands addressed the meetings.

  • My best friend

    My best friend

    “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”