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Barbara Sampson considers the deeper meaning of the Advent season. Part 3 of 3
The celebration’s all made up as retired Australian minister Rex Hunt says in his book Cards, Carols and Claus, ‘Christmas is a celebration still under construction.’ And that may be a jolly good thing.
Contemplation can help even the most pressured recapture the joy of Christmas.
Some say the heart and soul of modern rugby is in its forward play, but Canterbury Rugby lock forward JJ Manning says having a relationship with Jesus Christ is the true heart and soul of his life.
Christmas is a taonga, a treasure for humankind. Some would say the treasure is hidden, buried under tinsel and decorations and obnoxious TV ads and fake Santas. Like all hidden gold, X marks the spot.
Barbara Sampson considers the deeper meaning of the Advent season. Part 2 of 3.
Barbara Sampson considers the deeper meaning of the Advent season.
I learnt about the terrorist attacks in Paris through BBC News, but my empathy and disquiet really grew via social media, as I read posts from friends and organisations.
On 25 November we mark White Ribbon Day. It’s a campaign where men are being tasked with speaking to other men about ending family violence.