Life

  • Weet-Bix Billy Cart Grand Prix

    Weet-Bix Billy Cart Grand Prix

    The billycart is as Australian as Weet-Bix itself, but combine the two and you have an event that promotes healthy living and is fun for the whole family, as David Edgren discovered.
  • Saving Hamsters

    Saving Hamsters

    Watching a pet die is never easy. David Edgren shares a story of life and death from his childhood.
  • Thanks for Your Advice, Which I Have Already Forgotten

    Thanks for Your Advice, Which I Have Already Forgotten

    Everyone loves to give advice, but as Kim Peckham has discovered, people seldom listen to it.
  • The Delight of God

    The Delight of God

    Samir Selmanovic takes a "soul audit" and reflects on what that tells us about ourselves and about God.
  • Our Times: August 2006

    Our Times: August 2006

    I called it my Glad Day. On that day I refused to let anything stay with me that was not conductive to joy and praise
  • Does it Matter What I Believe?

    Does it Matter What I Believe?

    Being true to your beliefs gives fulfilment to life. Duane Vachon explains why having the right beliefs is an important first step.
  • Are You Game?

    Are You Game?

    What influence have computer games had on your life? David Edgren explores the impact of the past 25 years in gaming.
  • No Regrets

    No Regrets

    Have you ever concluded a day by reflecting on its significance? Have you ever concluded a day by reflecting on its significance? Sally Salmond ponders a couple of days from her life. ponders a couple of days from her life.
  • Dr Feelgood's Prescription

    Dr Feelgood's Prescription

    Sometimes being good and feeling good go hand in hand. Sometimes they don't. Kim Peckham explains.
  • Islands on the Move

    Islands on the Move

    While many theorise about the lost mythical island of Atlantis, Robert Wolfgramm suggests we're in danger of losing real islands.
  • Our Times: July 2006

    Our Times: July 2006

    The Creator alone, possessing omniscience, is qualified to define truth and set bounds between right and wrong in thought and conduct.
  • Decoding The Da Vinci Code

    Decoding The Da Vinci Code

    Grenville Kent looks at the facts behind the best-selling novel-and now hit movie.
  • Alcohol's Tragic Family Secrets

    Alcohol's Tragic Family Secrets

    John Ashton pulls the cork on the uncounted costs of alcohol.
  • Dear diary: it's Sabbath

    Dear diary: it's Sabbath

    The bookends of a day well spent- Hamley Perry spends a fulfilling day with his family and then graciously lets us have a peek in his diary.
  • Kitchen Couch

    Kitchen Couch

    It was more than just a place to sit. It was part of our family. Margaret Pearce considers the ...
  • Reformation E-trail

    Reformation E-trail

    One way to know where a culture or civilisation has been is to look at the sites of its history.
  • Our Times: June 2006

    Our Times: June 2006

    The seventh day of the week as the Sabbath, as the Bible teaches it, has been a central teaching of Signs of the Times since it began publication in 1886.
  • Mind Over Matter

    Mind Over Matter

    Braden Blyde reflects on his mother's kind act. It changed the way he thought-and the way he felt.
  • No More Gaps

    No More Gaps

    Have you ever felt alienated? Robert Wolfgramm explores the chasms that separate us.
  • Our Times: May 2006

    Our Times: May 2006

    Long before government legislation to the effect, Signs has spoke in favour of a smoke-free lifestyle.
  • Optimism: A New Way of Life

    Optimism: A New Way of Life

    Optimism is the key to a joyful, successful and fulfilling life, recommends Bob Farrant.
  • Rebounding Generosity

    Rebounding Generosity

    Giving rebounds into our lives in a variety of ways, writes John Denne.
  • Resolutions You Can Keep

    Resolutions You Can Keep

    Kim Peckham asks about those fast-fading New Year's resolutions and offers advice to help you keep next year's.
  • What a Tangled Web We Can Weave

    What a Tangled Web We Can Weave

    You'll never be able to predict who will read your online musings.
  • Our Times: April 2006

    Our Times: April 2006

    Current research has indicated that men and women are not as different as we may have thought.
  • Sudanese Refugees

    Sudanese Refugees

    Recon Ministries, an initiative of a group of church youth is making a difference in the lives of refugees in Melbourne. ADRA-Victoria Director Phil Brown tells how.
  • You Could be Dead by Now

    You Could be Dead by Now

    People are living longer these days than in the past. Why? Kim Peckham looks into the situation.
  • When Rights are Wrong

    When Rights are Wrong

    At what stage does human rights become wrong, and are we to judge? Robert Wolfgramm shares his view
  • Our Times: March 2006

    Our Times: March 2006

    In an attempt to get Austrian men to do a fairer portion of housework, one-day courses have been set up across the nation.
  • The View From Above

    The View From Above

    Perspective determines how we perceive things. When it comes to the "big picture" of history, God's viewpoint is the only accurate one, as Ross Chadwick explains.
  • Enforcing God's Law?

    Enforcing God's Law?

    The battle between secularists and religionists has been joined in the courts of the US. At stake is the country's tradition of tolerance and freedom, writes John V Stevens.
  • Joys of Moving

    Joys of Moving

    Still working on upacking those last few boxes in the spare room? Linzi Aitken can sympathise as she reflects on the pain-and the joy-of moving house.
  • SUPER duper POWER

    SUPER duper POWER

    Which is worse, tyranny or anarchy? It's a question central to the conduct of human affairs in the context of global terrorism. Robert Wolfgramm takes a look at the options.
  • Creation, Evolution ... and Resolution

    Creation, Evolution ... and Resolution

    A lookat websites that support what many Christians believe as a traditional view of Creation
  • Our Times: January-February 2006

    Our Times: January-February 2006

    A Russian scientist claims that a beating on the buttocks with a cane will cure everything from depression to alcoholism.
  • A Gleam of Truth

    A Gleam of Truth

    Nathan Brown looks at the "next big thing"-the movie version of C S Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
  • Last Ones Standing

    Last Ones Standing

    The majority is not always right. David Edgar argues this is true of declining churchgoing in the Western world.
  • "I really am a nice guy"

    "I really am a nice guy"

    Asking forgiveness can ease those holiday pressures. Grant Swank explains how it changed a car-park confrontation.
  • Judas and his Children

    Judas and his Children

    Suicide is always a personal and social; even sociopathic; tragedy
  • Our Times: December 2005

    Our Times: December 2005

    A study conducted by the British Cheese Board claims that eating cheese before you go to bed will help you have a good night's sleep.
  • A World of Poverty

    A World of Poverty

    Making poverty a thing of the past is a noble and achievable goal. Whether or not it happens, suggests Signs editor Nathan Brown, is up to us.
  • Lesson from a Bush Bible

    Lesson from a Bush Bible

    An encounter with Outback life gave Randal Oliver a new insight into an old biblical truth contained in the ceremonies of ancient Israel.
  • The Law of the Beggar

    The Law of the Beggar

    It's only as we follow the richness of Christ's poverty, says Harley Stanton, that we experience the riches of restoration and fulfilment.
  • Harping of Heaven

    Harping of Heaven

    A too literal view of heaven leads to conceptual difficulties. Better to keep it simple, suggests Kim Peckham, who has his own view of Paradise.
  • Our Times: November 2005

    Our Times: November 2005

    The seventh-day Sabbath, while not to be found among the Egyptian maxims, through archaeological discoveries is traced among the Babylonians.
  • Our Times: October 2005

    Our Times: October 2005

    Unfortunately, homes are often war zones themselves, with battles occurring daily.
  • New Orleans: City with a Heart and Soul

    New Orleans: City with a Heart and Soul

    A decade ago, Glenis Lindley visited New Orleans as a tourist. What she experienced was in complete contrast to the drama being played out there today
  • Yabba, dabba Do ... NOT!

    Yabba, dabba Do ... NOT!

    Does what we see influence what we do? Kim Peckham isn
  • Meeting Evil with Evil

    Meeting Evil with Evil

    The push in Britain for an ID card system residents is a sign of things to come.
  • Excuses, Excuses ...

    Excuses, Excuses ...

    Making excuses for our actions, or lack of them, is almost part of human nature. But is it acceptable? Glenis Lindley gives her opinion.