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Radical Virtue

When is the prime of your life? Scientists predict we will peak physically at roughly 25 years old, and mentally in our mid-thirties. What about your spiritual life? The bible encourages a life of constant spiritual progress. The Apostle Paul, even with all his credentials, continues to “press on toward…
Devin Toh
January 17, 2020
From The Heart

A thought on the covers of books

“Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a metaphor intended to capture a proverbial truth - that we shouldn’t assess a person’s value by their outward appearance, but by who they are on the inside - their character, personality and values. Unfortunately, book publishers know the truth - we…
Abrahm Gunn
January 10, 2020
From The Heart

Do you see what I see?

Christmas is rightly a time for celebration, laughter and joy with friends and family. However, for many of us, Christmas is also a time for tears. The season can be a painful reminder of broken relationships, loneliness and the loss of loved ones. The picture of the first Christmas is…
Devin Toh
December 22, 2019
From The Heart

Lean on Him

“I have found that petty disappointments tend to accumulate over time, undermining my faith with a lava flow of doubt. I start to wonder whether God cares about everyday details — about me. I am tempted to pray less often, having concluded in advance that it won’t matter. Or will it? My emotions and…
Lou Di Lorenzo
December 5, 2019
From The Heart

The Conflict Cancer

Anybody who has ever been in a serious conflict knows only too well how all-consuming it is. It saps our time, thoughts, energy and diminishes our resilience and ability to reach out to others. It’s like a cancer of the soul. What is true at the personal level is true…
Sam Reeve
November 28, 2019
From The Heart

God’s Comfort

All of us will go through the heartache and turmoil of grief in our lives.  It is an experience none of us can avoid. As Christians we have a wonderful hope beyond death in this life. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,…
Lou Di Lorenzo
November 21, 2019
From The Heart

The depression epidemic

According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability globally. 300 million people suffer from it. It’s something that is common, so something we need to understand – for our own sake and for the sake of others so that we can be good Christ-like carers…
Sam Reeve
November 14, 2019
From The Heart

Beastly world, bright future

Daniel’s frightening dream of what’s up ahead left him reeling, and with lots of unanswered questions (Daniel 7). It was full of scary unknowns. Life is often like that. But the centrepiece of what God is doing is his sovereign rule, even over the ruthless rulers who will savage God’s…
Sam Reeve
November 1, 2019
From The Heart

Open House, Open Heart, Open Heaven

Welcome to CrossCulture Open House! We’re so glad you could come today and hope that your time with us is inspiring and encouraging. We hope we can give you some idea of what goes on here and why we’ve been here for the last 154 years. We’d love you to…
Sam Reeve
October 24, 2019
From The Heart

Your days are numbered

One of the most obvious and certain facts is that our life is limited. We’re constantly reminded of this through the death of loved ones, accidents, health scares, the daily news, etc, etc. It’s everywhere, yet we often live our lives as if our time is limitless: time to really…
Sam Reeve
October 11, 2019