Who are you to judge?

Who is the final divine authority in today's fractured world? KAMAL WEERAKOON* has the answer - and it's not atheism!   “Religion poisons everything and causes wars.” When I was in my 20s, my peers took that statement for granted. Everybody ‘knew’ that belief in the...

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The suspicion of science

Suspicion of science has been growing since World War I showed us what its application, in the form of mechanised warfare, could do to the human body. Trust in science further plummeted after World War II because of the atom bomb. More recently, the fragmenting of...

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Book Review: Western Fundamentalism

LEWIS JONES* finds that Gordon Menzies' book, Western Fundamentalism, takes us on a journey worth taking  Menzies, G., 2020. Western Fundamentalism: Democracy, Sex and the Liberation of Mankind. Sydney: Gordon Menzies. Available at Reformers Bookshop and other...

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The Covid information inundation

In the first of two blogs, LEWIS JONES* looks at how Covid has distorted our sense of time and space - but he offers a path to recovery. At 7:07pm on the 26th of June 2021, it seemed like a good thing that you had booked a rental cabin where you were going to stay...

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Needle-phobia and loving your neighbour

BEN GREIG* lives in regional NSW and has a fear of needles. He explains why overcoming his fear was important.  I have a not-so-well-kept secret. I have a bit of a phobia of needles (trypanophobia). Even the mention of the things gives me an uncomfortable shiver down...

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The common good: How should we then live?

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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Wanted: Christian tree changers. Apply now

For some, there has been no impetus quite like a pandemic and sky-rocketing urban housing prices, to consider a tree change. In this blog AMY BUTLER* praises the merits, and ministry opportunities, of rural living.  This Covid pandemic has made people consider a...

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Imagine that!

PETER CHRISTOPHER and KAMAL WEERAKOON*  call out the irony of the kind of humanistic religion on display at the Olympic opening ceremony, where, in the name of peace, harmony, and diversity, we seek to exclude the source of peace, harmony, and diversity - Jesus...

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Olympic Idol

The Olympic Games, a wonderful example of athletic endeavour, also reveal our inescapable religious tendencies to worship something. PETER CHRISTOPHER* reflects on opening ceremonies and idols.   The Olympic Games have been important to me for two reasons. First, I’m...

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Surrogacy – new resource paper

The G,S&C has added a resource paper on surrogacy to its coverage of fertility (click here). For a couple desiring a child but facing infertility, there is much sadness. In the face of this grief, surrogacy, at first glance, may seem a realistically feasible and...

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If it’s not Cultural Marxism, what is it?

JOHN McCLEAN* reviews the 'stimulating and vigorous debate' of issues engaging today's church.  Our Church Assembly debated the report from our committee this month about Cultural Marxism (you can see the report here). We argued that Cultural Marxism (CM) is not a...

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The image of God and caring for others

In part 2 of this new series on Covid-19, NALINI PATHER gives insights into how in light of the pandemic Christians can demonstrate God's love.In the previous post, we discussed how recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and all its variants is going to take a long...

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God frames our response to the pandemic

In part three of the new series, NALINI PATHER shows us how Jesus frames a response to the Covid-19 pandemic This COVID-19 pandemic has shattered the illusion that humans are in control of the universe. In our secular society, we are accustomed to look to science and...

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Gospel hope in an uncertain world – 4 videos

Videos from the Gospel Hope in an Uncertain World seminars cover youth mental health, modern slavery and more. Keynote talk: John McClean - Click here Youth Mental Health interview - Click here Hope for The Captive - Modern Slavery: Karine Woldhuis - Click here Love...

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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 24/7.My kids...

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