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Depression Among Church Leaders - A Problem For Us All

Posted 07 September 2018

In the US recently, news media carried the story of a young church minister in California who committed suicide. His wife, though aware that he suffered from depression and anxiety, was in no way prepared for this outcome.

"Never in a million years would I have imagined this would be the end of his story," said Kayla Stoecklein of her beloved husband, Andrew. He left behind three young children. His death has inspired many other pastors to write... Click for more

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God At The Centre

19 September 2018

The Psalmist had a way with words. The Hebrew word that is translated as 'seated' here actually means to settle comfortably into something. Think of yourself sinking into that favourite recliner chair at home. That's how God responds to loving praise. The Japanese have a great understanding of this. Traditionally, the Japanese emperor would be carried through the streets as his adoring people bowed to him.... Click for more

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3 Big Techs You Need To Know

The Technologies You & Your Organisation Can't Afford to Ignore

If you were a school teacher grading the performance of some of the most promising technologies of 2015, you’d have to mark an ‘unsatisfactory’ beside some very big players.

One year ago, augmented reality was expected to emerge near the top of the class for the year ahead. It failed miserably. You can pick up Google Glass, or any of its derivatives, for a song on eBay.

In short, this was because few people felt any emotional connection... Click for more

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