Among the various characters in the story of the birth of Jesus, I have a soft spot for the magi. I have imagined them as learned men who don’t fit with the more provincial characters in Jerusalem, but who are puzzled and disappointed by the unwitting ignorance and self-interested plotting they encounter.
Author: Nathan Brown
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Presented as a personal story, The Table I Long For has a narrative momentum that carries the reader through the theological reflections about the nature of the church and mission in our communities today.
A new book shares the story, as well as reflections on lessons learnt, of a pastor who shut down his church—then re-launched it with a new focus on mission and community.
More than 10,000 copies of a new book will invite children and families to go deeper into the story of Jesus’s birth in the month of Christmas this year.
Working with other Avondale University historians and Indigenous ministry leaders, Dr Brad Watson has researched and written the history of Mona Mona Mission. He talked about this project and why it matters.
A new book tells the history of an Aboriginal mission established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church near Kuranda in northern Queensland.
Adapted from the nutrition information and sampling 12 recipes from the original Food As Medicine, the sharing booklet includes invitations to connect with other health and wellbeing resources offered by the Adventist Church.
An Australian book for young readers is making an impact as a sharing book in Romania.
“My belief is that if we love more, people will be more attracted to our church and we will keep more people in our church,” says Dr Bruce Manners.