Why I Give: Stewart McCulloch

By Craig Borlase | 28 September 2018 | Comments (3)

What were you taught about generosity when you were a child?

Growing up, we did not have much money, but my father – a carpenter – gave his time and skills to our elderly and poor neighbours.

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The Blue Planet Effect

By Craig Borlase | 20 June 2018

My wife is a good global citizen. She’s compassionate and well informed, makes sacrifices to her bank balance in the pursuit of justice, and is always in it for the long haul. In short, Emma’s exactly the kind of supporter that charities want.

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Should I give to Oxfam?

By Craig Borlase | 21 March 2018 | Comments (11)

7,094. That’s the number of direct debits that Oxfam reported cancelled in the wake of the Haiti scandal. Minnie Driver and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both removed their support from the charity, and for days on end politicians and the media lined up to air their public criticism.

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Saving Christians in the Name of Islam

By Craig Borlase | 13 June 2017 | Comments (1)

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In the wake of three terror attacks in as many months, it is inevitable that we are asking some hard questions of our leaders. It is not just the politicians who must search for answers. As Christians living in an age of religion-motivated terror, have our attitudes towards Muslims changed? Are we tempted to back away from them, or do we feel compelled to engage?

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How God Had Better Plans For A Wounded Olympic Athlete

By Craig Borlase | 18 July 2016

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With the 2016 Olympics just around the corner, we’ll soon be reintroduced to some of the stranger sports in the world. But forget about water polo, kitesurfing and handball, one of the strangest of them all is wrestling.

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The Cost of Following Jesus: a Former-Muslim's Story

By Craig Borlase | 16 June 2016 | Comments (4)

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When you’re a direct descendent of Mohammed, life in Pakistan is full of privilege. Ali Husnain grew up with servants holding his bags and strangers kissing his feet. Life was about as comfortable as it could possibly be.

 

Yet once Ali met Jesus while on a summer trip to England, nothing was ever  quite the same again.

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The Facets of Generosity: Why Our Love Languages Matter

By Craig Borlase | 22 February 2016 | Comments (2)

Why Our Love Languages Matter - a Stewardship blog

Love. Language.

Nineteen years into my marriage and I'm starting to wonder whether my wife’s got such a good deal.

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#PrayforParis: why we all need to be extra ordinary

By Craig Borlase | 18 November 2015

Peace for Paris - a blog by Stewardship

 

A handful of days have passed since last Friday’s attacks in Paris, and the search for answers continues. The authorities ask who, why and how, but for us there are different questions; what do we do about it all? Where should we devote our energies?

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keep it real: our guide to making a better New Year resolution

By Craig Borlase | 14 January 2015

Change. Politicians love it and marketers feed our thirst for it. Every day brings a fresh dose of it and yet too much can send us spinning. Our desire to change who we are can bring out the very best and the very worst of humanity.

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Highly Appealing: 3 reasons to love your newspaper's Christmas charity appeal

By Craig Borlase | 5 December 2014

Yesterday my paper ran a piece about dogs that can sniff out cancer. They ran the same story yesterday and, most likely, it'll be back there again tomorrow. Why? Because it’s that time of year again; the moment when certain newspapers repeatedly exhort their readers to part with their cash to help improve the lives of strangers.

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