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God’s rescue mission

Sydney

How the narrative of The Martian helps us to connect with God’s story

Micro-story’s connection with the meta-story

The recent story of the boy’s soccer team that was rescued from the cave in Thailand dominated headlines. The world was rapt with attention around this rescue mission. The drama, the danger and the hope were palpable on screens and in the media. The world loves to hear a story about a rescue mission.

The real-life stories and well-told fictional accounts manage to show how the micro-story can influence the meta-story.

Ministry Centre: Sydney

Avengers: Endgame

Sydney

Reel Dialogue's spoiler free review

Kevin Feige and the team at the Marvel Cinematic Universe have managed to pull off something unprecedented to maintain the attention of a passionate fanbase through 22 films over 11 years. There have been longer lasting franchises, like James Bond, but nothing on the scale or with the concerted effort of this series of films. From Ironman (2008) until Captain Marvel (2019), each has played its part in adding to the storyline that has led to Avengers: Endgame.

Ministry Centre: Sydney

The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story

Reel Dialogue screening + panel discussion

Friday,10 May, 6:30-9 pm

Events Cinemas Castle Hill; Castle Hill NSW

Reel Dialogue and Hope 103.2 invite you to attend a special pre-screening of The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story on Friday evening, 10th May at Event Cinemas Castle Hill.

Ministry Centre: Sydney

How far will he go?

The search

I once heard the story of a wedding ring lost on a beach and only found many hours later after a painstaking search. What lost thing would you continue searching for until you found it?

Obviously the value of what is lost will impact the intensity of the search. Something precious and irreplaceable will be searched for with greater effort and care than something ephemeral.

At City Legal, Dr Peter Jensen consider the lengths Jesus will go to and what this means for us today.

Easter makes the world a better place

Consider the heart of the Christian story and how it makes the world a better place

Could Easter really make the world a better place? Everyone views the world through a lens, through the stories they use to make sense of what happens around us and to us. Christians claim to have a better story, a story that that changes how we view the world. It shows us what the world is really like, where we fit in and what it means for living life well. But this story can take time to unpack. It can appear odd, counter intuitive and even offensive. Could Easter really make the world better?

Can love destroy you?

Money Management

What would you do if you lost your job? According to a recent report, ‘a consistent trend towards greater insecurity of work overall is observable’. Dr Peter Jensen considers the story Jesus told of a shrewd manager facing the sack, and the way to be a truly wise money manager.

Can love destroy you?

How could anyone be against love? Did you know Jesus taught that love can destroy you?

How could anyone be against love?Jesus was pro love wasn't he? He told his followers to love one another and he even taught that God is love. In this talk we are looking at one of Jesus parables that causes us to ask: Can love destroy you?

Shazam!

Sydney

Billy Batson is not quite the diamond in the rough he should be

Over the past decade of superhero films in all their varied success, many critics have attempted to predict the eventual demise of this genre. So does Shazam! prove the naysayers wrong?

Ministry Centre: Sydney

7 seconds and beyond

Latest videos of The Edge talks and the panel discussion

Studies show that first impressions are made within the first few seconds of meeting. In the workplace, everything from your personal appearance, the tone of your voice and even the size of your smile set the stage upon which hunches, gut feelings and opinions arise. Before we’ve had the chance to demonstrate our abilities, the first impression is already cast.

The Government of the Spirit

'Self Government' versus 'Government of the Spirit'

With a State Election just behind us and a Federal Election looming, many are wondering what sort of government we will get. This week at City Legal, former solicitor Kanishka Raffel (Dean of Sydney) considers the intriguing battle between 'self government' and the 'government of the Spirit'.