NAVIGATE 2022 FORUM – Engaging Our Culture For Christ

This year’s Gospel, Society and Culture Navigate Forum featured six speakers on the broad topic of Engaging Our Culture For Christ. Here are the six videos. Speakers were Geoff Brailey from McCrindle Research, Pastor and author Stephen McAlpine, Pastor David Maher, Chaplain and Religious Studies teacher Jiye Kim, Freedom For Religion’s Rohan McHugh and Town Planner and business director Michelle Chapman

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Is Facebook harmful?

Is Facebook harmful?

Social media promises so much. But, as it ‘matures’, doubts and questions arise. NICK RABE challenges Christians to reconsider whether we should participate on these platforms.  

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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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