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Articles for Engage.Mail are generally from within a broadly Evangelical perspective. Ethos does not necessarily endorse every opinion of the authors but promotes their writing to encourage critical thought and discussion.


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Book Review: Achievement Addiction by Justine Toh

Thursday, 16 December 2021
 | Paul Arnott

What's could be wrong with getting things done – and done really well? Justine Toh asks the hard questions about our addiction to achievement and where grace fits into it all.

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Tribute to Ian Hore-Lacy (1940-2021)

Monday, 13 December 2021
 | Various

We pay tribute to Ian Hore-Lacy, whose tragic death last week left was a shock and loss to many. Ian was a former Ethos board member, ongoing faithful supporter and friendly critic.

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Kairos: the card player

Friday, 3 December 2021
 | Charles Ringma

Is waiting now our greatest calling, like Simeon and Anna who grasped the moment of kairos joy?

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The Tracker, Ten Canoes and Charlie’s Country

Wednesday, 1 December 2021
 | Katherine Rainger

With the passing yesterday of renowned actor, dancer, singer and painter David Dalaithngu AM, we republish Katherine Rainger's 2019 Zadok review of his collaborative works with Rolf de Heer. Dalaithngu was one of the first Aboriginal characters portrayed on the big screen.

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the elusive one

Sunday, 21 November 2021
 | Charles Ringma

Why does God seem so elusive, hidden, unknowable?

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Heaven on Earth

Thursday, 30 September 2021
 | Elijah Kruiskamp

Never once does he feel fear. Never once does he doubt his father is beside him, ready to help once more.

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Ageing in Australia

Wednesday, 29 September 2021
 | Ilsa Hampton

We cannot address the systemic issues in aged care without learning to celebrate ageing, value older people and recognise that relationships are central to flourishing as we age.

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Oh God, help us to remember them

Tuesday, 28 September 2021
 | Karina Kreminski

The people in our community who are not famous, attractive, well-connected or ‘useful’ in our pragmatic, cold and calculating economy are a gift to us. They bring grace when we least expect it but often when we most need it.

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Australian War Hunger

Friday, 24 September 2021
 | Paul Tyson

Can AUKUS and an Australian fleet of nuclear subs give us the 'Peace and safety' we hope for?

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Letter to the Zadok editor: Redeeming Creation

Friday, 27 August 2021
 | Don Thompson

‘Financial Follies’ highlighted a fundamental problem, but like the Royal Commission can only provide signposts not solutions. Can our churches cooperate effectively to present and model a convincing challenge?

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