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Jesus is the Question

A poem by Cam Semmens shared at a recording of Bigger Questions. Something to get you to think.

Jesus is the question

Verse 1

And Jesus said, I want to ask you a question.

What’s your name?

Why are you terrified?

Who touched my clothes?

Where have they laid him?

How many loaves do you have?

Verse 2

And Jesus said, I want to ask you a question

Do you have eyes and not see?

Can the blind lead the blind?

Who do people say that I am?

But what about you,

who do you say I am?

Verse 3

And Jesus said, I want to ask you a question

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Five ways in which Netflix reveals something bigger

How modern popular culture reveals something bigger.

I love a good Netflix binge! Simone Biles (Olympic Gymnast)

1. We are story animals

We love TV shows. Popular television shows entertain, enthral and fill in a Friday night. Indeed, watching TV is Australia's most popular after dinner activity. We love stories.

Author Yann Martel (author of Life of Pi) says, “Stories--individual stories, family stories, national stories--are what stitch together the disparate elements of human existence into a coherent whole. We are story animals.”

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Why Fair Trade?

‘Change today, buy fairtrade’.

This pithy motto encapsulates the vision of Fair Trade—that the developing world can indeed be changed through individual purchasing decisions. Indeed Fair Trade is at the heart of my family story - I grew up in the 1980's selling Fair Trade products with my mum in markets across North Shropshire in the UK.

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How should we respond to Islamic extremism?

The recent terrorist bombing in Manchester has raised big questions of how we should respond to Islamic extremism

The recent terrorist bombing in Manchester has raised big questions of how we should respond to Islamic extremism. The latest Bigger Questions conversation featured Islamic scholar Dr. Bernie Power. We asked Bernie some bigger questions about how to understand Islamic extremism:

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Honouring the Anzacs: have we gone too far?

Anzac Day is a time for remembrance and reflection - but have we gone too far? We ask Mike Raiter some Bigger Questions

Anzac Day in the eyes of many Australians is the most important day of the year. So much so that Anzac Day has eclipsed Australia Day as our national day. Indeed for many Australia Day has become a national day of shame - but not so with Anzac Day. Anzac Day is revered and honoured so that the 90,000 people gathered for the annual AFL ‘Anzac Day clash’ stand solemnly in absolute silence.

But have we gone too far?

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When Miracles happen at Logos Live

We talked about miracles but we didn't know one was about to happen

The latest Logos Live podcast featured the story of Linda Bailey and a discussion on miracles. Linda helps make miracles happen for CBM as she coordinates Miracles Day - providing the "miracle" gift of sight for the poorest in the world. We reflected on Jesus a great miracle worker - one who could heal a blind man simply by touching his eyes (the healing power of Jesus would also mean an instant job with CBM if he were walking the earth today!).

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