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Link Highlights | March 2018

Monday, 2 April 2018
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces from March 2018.

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Book Review: Evangelical Social Theology: Past and Present

Monday, 19 March 2018
 | Anonymous

Evangelism or social engagement? Drawing on his expertise in political philosophy and an analysis of the history of Evangelicalism, Will Jones takes us beyond an either-or approach, arguing that the two form ‘a single mission which involve and interpenetrate one another’. This booklet is a call to integrate the inseparable.

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Book review: Building Communities of the Kingdom

Thursday, 15 March 2018
 | Karina Kreminski

What is the role of the church in a world ‘starving to death’ for the beauty of the reign of God? Based on his research, community work and ministry experience, Van Eymeren calls on the people of God to be engaged in the community in which they are placed. The book bridges theory and practice and leads us to ask: what can I do?

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How Christianity has actually shaped our values: A review of Nick Spencer’s The Evolution of the West

Thursday, 15 March 2018
 | Will Jones

Nick Spencer gives an impressive tour of important ways in which the Christian faith has shaped Western culture and values, countering the dominant secular narrative that all that we value has come about by freeing ourselves from outdated religion. On a few points, however, there may be a little more to explore.

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Freedom to speak differently about gender inequality

Thursday, 8 March 2018
 | Amanda Jackson

Women in leadership in the workplace is a big issue – and the news about the gender pay gap, and women in leadership on Boards, in the Church and as CEOs is not good. How can we change this? And what would women in leadership look like?

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Book review: Benjamin L. Corey, Unafraid

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
 | Nils von Kalm

Corey’s journey out of fear-based faith is a hopeful one: instead of ditching his faith, he stuck with it because he found the Jesus who loves us not despite who we are, but because of who we are. And he calls us to discover this Jesus. Unafraid is powerful, hopeful and inspirational.

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Link Highlights | February 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces from February 2018.

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Celebration of Australia Day

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
 | Ross Macmillan

Discussion starter: Does Anzac Day offer a model for Australia Day on 26th January? Like the former, Australia Day seeks to express two legitimate sentiments and these could both be acknowledged and celebrated at different times on the one day.

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Loving Vincent

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
 | Karly Michelle Edgar

As adults, we don't often get to experience many moments of beauty and wonder in a world where science explains everything. While not an intentionally religious film, Loving Vincent provides us with a ‘divine encounter’, an opportunity to rediscover a beauty that can’t help but direct us to God.

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To profit or not to profit?

Monday, 5 February 2018
 | Hannah Weickhardt

Is working for the profit-motivated sector any less moral than working for the not-for-profit sector? We often think the private sector is only about profit-making; but it can also be an opportunity for altruism, a source of social benefit and a means of human flourishing, meeting material and deeper human needs.

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