Keeping God in Your Job Search
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Keeping God in Your Job Search

(narrator) Twice a month, hundreds of people meet in the fellowship hall at Roswell United Methodist Church near Atlanta. (man) Some people have got a job but it’s not their ideal job. (narrator) But this church business is about the other kind of business… finding jobs in a tough economy. …

The Experiences of Head and Heart kiwiconnexion practical theology
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The Experiences of Head and Heart kiwiconnexion practical theology

I’m David Bell for kiwiconnexion.nz This episode of theology in 120 seconds, more or less, looks at the crucial role of Christian experience. Some Christians use four words as a quick reference to describe their faith: Scripture, tradition, reason and the fourth, experience. The Methodists package that up as the …

The Important Question Making the Happiness Choice
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The Important Question Making the Happiness Choice

There’s a great verse in the Gospel of Matthew. It says For what good is it for a man to gain the whole world at the price of his own soul? What could a man offer to buy back his soul once he had lost it? We’ve all met people …

The Naked Theologian Asks What is Grace Practical Theology from kiwiconnexion
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The Naked Theologian Asks What is Grace Practical Theology from kiwiconnexion

This week the Naked Theologian Asks about Grace. Christians talk a lot about grace. It’s a key concept. It implies grand phrases that just roll off the tongue. “The grace of God.” And, “The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ.” We even hear “There but for the grace of God …

Eco Theology & NZ Politics 2017 practical theology from kiwiconnexion
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Eco Theology & NZ Politics 2017 practical theology from kiwiconnexion

David Bell: Hello everyone. Welcome to Live On Air this evening. With me is Peter Lane and David Hill. Today we’re going to talk about eco-theology and green issues relating to the upcoming election in New Zealand. I’d like to begin by just asking Peter and David to very briefly …

Curious About The Existence Of God? Practical Theological Reflection
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Curious About The Existence Of God? Practical Theological Reflection

Welcome to another edition of Far Country Tall Tales and True talltruetales Ever wondered about the probability that God exists? Sometimes it’s easier to think about faith ideas with a picture or image. Just a couple of years ago, there was a lot of social media hype about Bayes’ Theorem …

Mathematical Pope Makes Pact With The Devil kiwiconnexion nz Practical Theology
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Mathematical Pope Makes Pact With The Devil kiwiconnexion nz Practical Theology

The year is 999 in the Christian calendar. And something very odd happened is about to happen. Yes, it was the eve of the millennium. All kinds of predictions about the end of the earth and the Day of Judgment. Not too far removed from all the same stuff repeated …

A Fair And Just Society kiwiconnexion practical theology
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A Fair And Just Society kiwiconnexion practical theology

What do you like about your country, its culture and development? And what don’t you like? Most of us, east or west, north or south, want to see our own culture and society do better, be fairer. But it’s hard to make it happen. In 1971 the philosopher John Rawls …

How Can We Live Well Using Life Design kiwiconnexion practical theology
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How Can We Live Well Using Life Design kiwiconnexion practical theology

Welcome everyone. I’m David Bell. A question on most people’s minds these days is: how can we live well? What is the secret of a well-designed life? Last episode we discussed using hygge, the Danish way of cultivating an inner and outer life, balancing hospitality with warmth and contentment. And …

Dreams in Practical Theology
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Dreams in Practical Theology

Welcome to 6senses,nz Night School I’m David Bell and this is episode 6 from our series An Introduction to Carl Gustav Jung. Tonight we explore further into the concept of what Jung called grand dreams or big dreams. Jung relates an unusual incident. One day he met a colleague in …