Growing Generous Teenagers

By Craig Borlase | 24 October 2019 | Comments (2)

With four children, three of whom are at secondary and our youngest in her final year of primary, I’m aware that I’ve made a fair few parenting mistakes over the years. My wife, thankfully, is the level-headed, wise, sensible one in our family. I get to bring the fun, but looking back there’s a clear and unifying theme that runs through many of my greatest Dad-fails, as my enthusiasm overpowers my common sense.

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The refugee family who gave away everything

By Craig Borlase | 19 September 2019 | Comments (2)

 

 

As articles go, it was never going to be the most popular piece on the New York Times site that day. 

But the tale of a primary school kid’s victory at a chess tournament had something special about it.

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Seeing the world through a child's eyes

By Craig Borlase | 17 May 2019 | Comments (7)

Sometimes it takes a child to remind you how to see the world.

 

Lately, there have been a few of those moments in our family. None more so than the night before the funeral when our youngest daughter spoke about how ‘there’s a sadness inside me about Grandpa, but the happiness about him being in heaven is even brighter.’

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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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