Author: Emily Cobb

Ministry Matters: Meet Laura Haines

This article is part 2 of 2 in the series Ministry Matters Today we welcome Laura Haines from Tasmania to Thinking of God. As part of the Ministry Matters series, we are taking a look at people in ministry across the country and finding out a little about them, about their work and about how God is working in their part of Australia. May you be encouraged as you learn more about Laura. 1. Hi Laura. Thanks for coming on Thinking of God. Can you tell us a little about yourself? Hi there, thanks for having me. I live...

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The Gender Wars: The Role of Man

This article is part 1 of 1 in the series Gender WarsEver heard the statement Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? It doesn’t take a genius to realise that men are very different from women. Sure, some of these characteristics can be personality, other characteristics can be family-traits, but from the moment a boy or girl enters the world, differences are evident. We still remember when our son was born, his 2 year old sister was observing me changing a nappy one day and asked in her unique way, “Mummy, why does he have an extra finger...

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Author Interview: Harriet Connor

Today I welcome Harriet Connor, Aussie author of “Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life” (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017) to Thinking of God. I hope you are as encouraged as I am through learning a little more about her and her pursuit of God. Make sure you check out my review of “Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life” and grab yourself a copy from The Wandering Bookseller.   Hi Harriet. Thank you for joining us at Thinking of God. Can you tell us a little about yourself? Hi there. Thanks so much for having me! I grew...

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Book Review: Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life

Parenting books are a dime a dozen. One look at any bookstore’s parenting section makes me slightly overwhelmed. From feeding your child a sugar-free diet, or ensuring you are raising teens with healthy self-esteem; everyone has advice to give. This is where Aussie Harriet Connor’s new book “Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life” (Wipf and Stock, 2017). stands on its own: Connor isn’t trying to share her ideas founded on the latest fad. Instead, Connor is trying to use God’s word, to stretch our minds and direct our eyes to his timeless wisdom and purpose for parenting. Connor writes theologically-rich...

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Ministry Matters: Mikey and Heidi Tai of Providence Church, Brisbane

This article is part 1 of 2 in the series Ministry MattersIn this new series “Ministry Matters” we chat with people around Australia who are currently in Ministry- who are they, where  they serve and what they have learnt on their journey so far. In today’s post, we meet Mikey and Heidi Tai of Providence Church, Brisbane. Hi Mikey and Heidi. It is lovely having you here at Thinking of God. Can you tell us a little about yourself? We are Australian Born Chinese, grew up in the best decade ever (the 90’s!), and are enjoying our 5th year of...

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