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November InterSections – Spiritual Flourishing

Welcome to the November 2021 issue of InterSections.

Jesus said that he came so that we ‘may have life and have it to the full’ (John 10:10). Yet amid our daily challenges – including pandemic lockdowns and restrictions – that promise of an abundant life can seem remote. In this issue we consider the idea of spiritual flourishing. How can we grasp the wonderful spiritual life that Jesus has given us?

In our Feature, Christian Bargholz invites us to embrace the adventure of following Jesus and to participate in a life-changing story. In our Food for Thought, Jenny Ancell considers what spirituality actually is and how we can develop a godly spirituality. On a related note, in ChurchScene, Graham Wall offers some ways we can maintain a healthy spiritual balance in our lives, especially given the challenges we’re facing during the pandemic. 

We also interview Pauline Tabalujan about what spiritual flourishing means to her. For our Book Review, Nathan Holyoak examines For The Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse than You Ever Imagined. This book asks whether, historically, Christianity has been a blessing to the world or a source of division and suffering.

For our International Letter, Giovanni Rodriguez writes about the Bago Mission Farm in the Philippines. As for News, Camp Revive was once again held online over Zoom, but was still a great occasion for learning and fellowship. We also hear the encouraging story of Vince O’Shea’s final gift to ACCET and how such a gift can help spread the Gospel.

May we all flourish and bear fruit as we remain connected to Jesus, the true vine (John 15:1–8).

The InterSections Team


November InterSections


ChurchScene -
Spiritual Flourishing
in a Pandemic
Features -
Jesus' Call to
Food for Thought 
Reflections on
 Book Reviews -
For the Love of God:
Better and Worse Than You Ever Imagined
International Letters -Mission Bago: How
God shows His Hand
 News - 

Camp Revive 2021, VIC
Donation to ACCET, NSW

  Interviews - 
Spiritual Flourishing

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