Like (almost) everyone else, I recently went to see the Barbie movie. Like (almost) everyone else, I thought I would write a blog about it. Perhaps your teenage daughter is begging you to allow her to watch it, and you don’t know whether it’s appropriate. Maybe you’ve seen it and aren’t sure what to make of it as a Christian. Or, you may have no...
Dear Brothers and Sisters, The NSW government is moving to introduce laws to stop attempts to change someone’s sexaulity or gender — these could prohibit and criminalise faithful Christian speech and behaviour. Contact your local MP and tell them about your concerns about the proposed legislation. The website http://contactyourmp.org.au has tools...
From chocolate to coffee and clothes – the modern slavery tentacles spread far and wide. The NSW Government has done something about it. But it’s up to you and me, too. KARINE WOLDHUIS writes.
The date for the referendum on the Voice will be announced this week. Attached is a discussion paper provided by the Church and Nation Committee of the Presbyterian Church of Australia. The paper was prepared by the Church and Nation committee of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, and circulated now for the federal committee. We are very...
The Church has a lot to say about sexuality. In particular, the Church has a lot to say about the issues of sexualised culture ‘out there’. The Christian vision of sexuality is being deserted and deconstructed, day by day. But . . . what if some of the greatest challenges to a Christian sexual ethic are found in our own homes, families and...
Domestic and family violence is defined as actions that involve violent, harmful, abusive or intimidating behaviour carried out by a partner, carer or family member to control or dominate another family member. This may include physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial, or other types of abuse. Domestic and family violence can use...
You’ve seen Sound of Freedom, now what? The movie, “Sound of Freedom” has arrived in Australia. Released in July in the US, this movie has surprised many by ranking in the top 10 box office sales for 2023. Loosely based on events that happened in 2010, it tells the story of children being rescued from a sex trafficking ring in Colombia....
Why AMY BUTLER is taking a carload of teenagers to vote in Saturday’s election
Brianna Reeves* reviews one of the most lauded Christian books of recent years.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) recently released consultation paper threatens to further erode the capacity of Christian schools to offer a distinctive education shaped by a faith ethos. JOHN McCLEAN writes
What happens when a Christian’s values clash with workplace values? Andrew Thorburn decided to resign from his new job at a football club one day after starting work. KAMAL WEERAKOON, a GS&C committee member, takes up the issue, provides the facts behind the Essendon Football Club-Andrew Thorburn imbroglio and offers some helpful conversation primers for you to consider.
Facing Death: From Dust to Dust is an important new resource designed for Bible Study groups. Together, you will explore what the Bible says about death and share some of your own experiences.
Helping parents, ministry workers and others connect with the teen experience of depression and anxiety is the focus of a series of videos produced by Gospel, Society and Culture (GS&C) and Prebyterian Youth (PY).
An average of nine deaths by suicide occur each day in Australia. Seven of these deaths will be male. AMY BUTLER applauds a new campaign that could help lower that number
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.
A new organisation seeks to prioritise relationships – how best to ensure that children grow up in safe, stable and nurturing families; how to address the growing problem of loneliness; how to build caring, local communities where people look after one another; how to best look after the disadvantaged.
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 society into tribes has led to selective appeals to evidence—amplified and...
PAUL BYUN wrestles with a big ethical question – his love and care for a new pet while at the same time eating a bacon and egg roll.
The Euthanasia issue is coming to a head in the NSW Parliament. The Gospel Society and Culture committee has updated its resource paper and produced a new Short-Take to help you navigate the issue.
‘Dying with dignity’ may sound noble, but we dignify patients best when we provide them with the most appropriate care, to make the most of their precious and fragile existence. *Benjamin Shuhyta writes
Modern Slavery is a Gospel, Society and Culture resource paper that digs deep into a problem that impacts 40 million people worldwide and 15,000 in Australia. This is a comprehensive resource that will help all Christians to ‘see, think and act’.
The US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade and give responsibility to the States, has triggered a worldwide response. If you’re looking for a Christian perspective on abortion, this Gospel Society and Culture paper answers many questions.
Urgent call to action: The Federal Government’s religious discrimination bill has been referred to not one but TWO parliamentary inquires. Both are accepting submissions from the public. Here are some guidelines to help you prepare a submission.
COVID-19 vaccinations for children can cause parents concerns. NALINI PATHER answers questions to help you navigate the issue.
Masks are no longer required in most situations, including in church. But as the pandemic surges again the mask issue is worth revisiting. Benjamin Shuhyta* prepared this Q&A earlier in the pandemic to help you work through the issues, especially regarding attendance at church.