Surrogacy – new resource paper

Photo by Dominika Roseclay 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...

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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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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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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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MEDIA – HOW TO NAVIGATE TREACHEROUS WATERS

Covid-19, last year's bushfires, floods and the compelling US elections have put media into high relief. Criticism of new and old media has intensified as the big issues continue to unfold. Distrust of media has always existed, sometimes justified but often not....

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RUSH TO LEGALISE ABORTION IN NSW

RUSH TO LEGALISE ABORTION IN NSW

The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in NSW, Richard Keith, has issued this press release expressing concern about the proposed Abortion Bill http://gsandc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Media-release-19.07.30-Abortion-Bill-1.pdf

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RUSH TO LEGALISE ABORTION IN NSW

ACTION: What you can do

This week is a crucial one for protecting unborn children in our state. Richard Keith has sent a call to action to all Presbyterian churches in NSW. Click here Call to action FINAL. We encourage you to read it, share it and act.

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Call to Action

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Call to Action

The Moderator of the Australian Presbyterian Church, John Wilson, has written to all congregations in a call to action over the religious Freedom. Read his letter here  http://gsandc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Moderator-PC-Religious-freedom.pdf

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: another perspective

Engaging with Culture

“If morality is uniquely Christian, then “engaging the culture” is a fool’s errand. … But if right and wrong are intelligible concepts to the unbeliever—concepts the unbeliever is responsible for ignoring … then Christians have something to do with this world.”...

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Education and Work

Education and Work

What is the meaning & purpose of education and employment? Contemporary Western culture takes for granted that it is all about yourself – self-expression and self-fulfilment. In contrast, the Christian concept of “vocation” views work as self-donation. How can you...

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: another perspective

POPULATION GROWTH: Good or bad?

This is an informative article from The Guardian. It uses population growth & decline as a way of analysing the effects of global wealth and development, particularly with ref urbanisation, independence, and individualism. “Population decline is [by itself...

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