Opinions expressed in these blogs are the views of the author, not necessarily those of the Presbyterian Church in NSW or of the Gospel, Society, and Culture Committee.

VACCINATIONS – The big questions answered

  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength ... Love your neighbor as yourself. As the world reeled from the impact of COVID-19, scientists around the world began searching for a vaccine. The...

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COVID-19: HELP IS AT HAND

8 CHALLENGES - 8 RESOURCES COVID-19 has triggered a series of challenges for all of us. Biblical counsellor JEREMY WARD has produced a series of resources aimed at helping Christians navigate these extraordinary times. Each resource includes a short video and two-page...

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Covid-19 and the Common Good

 Our world is working out how to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. As we restrict our contact with one another, in order to stop the spread of the virus, what does it mean for Christians to seek the “common good” in our world? Our Committee Convener, John McClean,...

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Prayer During The Pandemic

JOHN McCLEAN writes that prayer is a great way to love our world and care for friends.If you are like me, you have probably felt a bit helpless in the last few weeks. You may be feeling overwhelmed by the scale of the current pandemic, by the constant disturbing news...

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Coping with anxiety and fear

Anxiety and fear will be common reactions as cases of Covid-19 increase in coming days and weeks. This Gospel, Society and Culture article describes how our brains respond to crises and strategies to care for ourselves and others.

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Church and Meeting

Are we a church if we aren’t meeting? In the strange time of the COVID 19 pandemic, churches have suddenly stopped meeting, and are facing that as a continued pattern in the medium term. This raises a question with practical implications. JOHN McCLEAN writes. Are we a...

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What homeschooling has taught me about kids and God

As parents around Australia consider the practicalities of what it could mean for schools to close and their children's education to continue under their own roofs, AMY BUTLER paused to reflect on the thing she treasures most about having her kids around...

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The Hidden Crisis: COVID-19 and Modern Slavery

Modern slavery is growing because of Covid-19. But it’s not just a developing world problem – it’s also here. KARINE WOLDHUIS* writes.COVID has had a devastating impact all around the world. While Australia moves into the next phase of easing restrictions, the crisis...

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Marriage, Work and Covid-19

SHERYL SARKOEZY, the researcher and writer for GSC, is married to STEVE. Here are her reflections on working and living together in COVID ‘lockdown’. Steve has contributed to the reflections, as well as the experience! Like most couples we spend much of our week...

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MEDIA – HOW TO NAVIGATE TREACHEROUS WATERS

Covid-19, disasters like the bushfires and floods and a distrust in institutions including government have put the media into high relief as both old and new channels of information saturate us with news and views. In four blogs, PETER CHRISTOPHER, a journalist and...

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COVID-19 – WHO’S TO BLAME?

AMY BUTLER takes a Christian view of the Covid-19 blame game Should blame for the coronavirus be squarely cast at China's feet? That’s one relatively popular view. It seems to lie behind some appalling racist incidents in Australia. We want to blame someone. That...

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COVIDSafe: Contact tracing for the pandemic

On April 26th, the Australian Federal Government released COVIDSafe, a contact tracing App for smart phones. The App aims to help State and Territory health officials trace the contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19. It won’t replace the current manual...

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