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Link highlights | July 2017

Tuesday, 1 August 2017
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces from July 2017.

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When tolerance is not OK

Monday, 31 July 2017
 | Amanda Jackson

Tolerance is a good thing, but it can end up meaning that nothing is sinful. Often, too, our ‘tolerance’ only extends to those within our own tribe - we tolerate what we agree with and hate everything else.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: a thistopian dystopia

Sunday, 30 July 2017
 | Megan Powell du Toit

The message of Handmaid’s Tale is not that ‘this could happen’, but that ‘this is already happening’, albeit in subtle and insidious ways: the subjugation of women, unequal structures and the abuse of power and religion.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: a timely indictment of conservative religion

Monday, 24 July 2017
 | Sarah Judd-Lam

Far from being 'anti-Christian', The Handmaid’s Tale series warns against three key dangers for the church: graceless religion, tolerating abuse and engaging in moral hypocrisy. We would do well to heed its message.

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A final journal? Or some dark days revisited

Sunday, 23 July 2017
 | John Kidson

‘How come I've got this dementia, and he hasn't!?’ Join the journey of despair, prayers and (mis)adventures of a patient diagnosed with a life-changing condition. 

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Review of Smithy: The John Smith Story

Sunday, 23 July 2017
 | Dave Fuller

Don Parham traces the spiritual transformation and ministry of one of Australia’s great Christian leaders - a left-wing ‘maddie’ called by God to speak to both the Church and the nation, like a modern day Amos.

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Getting rid of Christian labels and calling out sexism

Monday, 17 July 2017
 | Karina Kreminski

We need to move beyond echo-chamber church discussions around ‘complementarianism’ and ‘egalitarianism’ that can distract us from noticing the deeper problem that pervades our society and that we desperately need to address: sexism.

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The Promise: an historical-ethnographic film review

Sunday, 9 July 2017
 | Mersina Papantoniou

More than just a love story, The Promise powerfully and accurately portrays one of the most gruesome yet forgotten episodes of modern history, the Armenian Genocide of WWI. But far from being someone else's history in a faraway land, the film's theme has a strong Australian connection.

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Jane Goodall: on humans, animals and the indomitable spirit

Saturday, 1 July 2017
 | Jack Mathieson

What distinguishes humans from animals is not emotions, tools, culture or even DNA, but the choice to love and an indomitable spirit. As humans, and especially as Christians, we have a responsibility to care for the earth, as an act of love towards humanity and God's creation.

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Link highlights | June 2017

Saturday, 1 July 2017
 | Ethos editor

Highlights of links to online news and opinion pieces from 5th to 30th June 2017.

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