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Unpacked #5: Conflict of Interest

I want to be committed to God but I have to work

Shernese is a young worker and regular at Headstart. Easy going, smiley and a knack to summarise discussions in a poignant way, you'd think Shernese works in marketing and guess what, she does! She loves live concerts, ice cream bread (ask her about her trip to Singapore) and when the tune is right, will bust a move on the dance floor but now, she's writing our summary for Unpacked #5: Conflict of Interest - I want to be committed to God but I have to work.

Ever feel like a filing cabinet?

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What time is it?

Peter Jensen walks us through Jesus' parables to help us see what time Jesus said it was.

What time is it? It's time to go to work. It's time to stop. It's time to eat. Identifying the time is simple but can have important consequences for how we act.

In this talk Peter Jensen takes us through two of Jesus parables show us what Jesus said the time was and what it means for us today.

The Powerful Son

Nature or nurture? Do we have the power to change?

Nature or Nurture? Tim Wardle’s recent remarkable documentary ‘Three Identical Strangers’ (see trailer here) tells the story of strangers reunited by coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted by three different families. This week at City Legal, former solicitor Kanishka Raffel (Dean of Sydney) considers the question whether Jesus really has the power to change anything – including you and me.

What would Jesus say to the middle manager

Sam Chan considers what Jesus says to people who are in the middle of the corporate ladder.

Many of us will spend our working lives answering to someone else.We can gain experience, promotions and have people who answer to us but we will still be answering to others. We gain authority, yet we remain under authority.

We might not think there were many middle managers back in Jesus' day, but in the final talk in this series Sam Chan takes us through a meeting Jesus Jesus has with someone who is in this type of situation.

Unpacked #4: Low Interest Rates

I want to be fulfilled but I feel bored

Louisa is a Headstarter who works at Telstra. A snowboarder, go-karter, world traveller and bubble tea drinker (I'll let you figure out the order of priority), Louisa lives in the fast lane which might also explain her current reading, Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow by nobel-prize winner Daniel Kannerman (a great book, you should definitely read it). Thoughtful, incisive and funny, all of these are in Louisa's match summary of Low Interest Rates: I want to be fulfilled but I feel bored.

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The scandal of Easter (Barangaroo)

Why Jesus' scandalous claim gives us hope
Tuesday April 9th, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

The Easter story gives us the hope we’ve been looking for. If a thief, on a cross next to Jesus can get saved, then surely any of us can also be saved. But, wait a minute, what exactly did the thief do to get saved? The answer might surprise you. But it’ll also be the best thing you’ll ever hear this year.

Join us for a 20 min talk explaining why Jesus' scandalous claim is not something to be upset about, but something that brings us hope.

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The scandal of Easter (Central Station)

Why Jesus' scandalous claim gives us hope
Thursday April 11th, 12.00pm to 1.00pm

For anyone who's been trying to live a 'good life', what Jesus promises to the criminal on the cross is nothing but scandalous.

Join us for a 20 min talk explaining why Jesus' scandalous claim is not something to be upset about, but something that brings us hope.

Speaker: Al Stewart

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What would Jesus say to the outsider

Most people feel like an outsider at some point in their lives. What if God considered you an outsider?

C.S. Lewis famously discussed this phenomenon in ‘The Inner Ring’, the Memorial Lecture delivered at King’s College, University of London in 1944. (Transcript available here.) Most people feel like an outsider at some point in their lives. What if God considered you an outsider? In this talk we hear about a time when one of these outsiders approached Jesus, how he responded and what the implications are for us today.

What would Jesus say to the outsider

Most people feel like an outsider at some point in their lives. What if God considered you an outsider?

C.S. Lewis famously discussed this phenomenon in ‘The Inner Ring’, the Memorial Lecture delivered at King’s College, University of London in 1944. (Transcript available here.) Most people feel like an outsider at some point in their lives. What if God considered you an outsider? In this talk we hear about a time when one of these outsiders approached Jesus, how he responded and what the implications are for us today.

Unpacked #3: Low Conversion Rates

I want to share Jesus but it feels hopeless

Lisa is a Headstarter whose particular attention to the sushi and food generally makes you wonder why she actually comes to Headstart each Monday - is it for the community, the training or purely the food? Working at Telstra, below is Lisa's first ever match report (yay!) and her insights into the next talk in our Unpacked series "Low Conversion Rates: I want to share Jesus but it feels hopeless."

The Night in a Tweet

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