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Engage.Mail publishes 4 articles each month (except January). Articles 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. We welcome your submission of articles.

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When I talk about justice, they call me a leftie

Sunday, 5 March 2017
 | Nils von Kalm

We cannot be for a particular political party or person and try to follow Jesus at the same time. When we live out the courage of our conviction that Jesus is Lord, we will find ourselves sometimes leaning to the political left and sometimes to the right.

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Towards Public not Pubic Religious Ethics

Sunday, 5 March 2017
 | Gordon Preece

The church has much more to offer than just commentary on sexual ethics, offering a wide range of teachings on many public issues. In this regard, revolutionary practices speak louder than the resolutionary words of synods.

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Modern slavery: time to get on our knees and pray?

Sunday, 5 March 2017
 | Jacob Sarkodee

Modern-day slavery is alive and well, but often hidden and easy to ignore. We have the opportunity and responsibility to pray and act through organisations such as International Justice Mission.

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Luther’s Two Kingdoms: pastoral encouragement not political quietism

Friday, 3 March 2017
 | Rhys Bezzant

The purpose of Luther’s Two Kingdoms Theory was not to push church and state further apart, but to limit encroachment by the one on the territory of the other.

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Challenging the Secularist Narrative

Monday, 6 February 2017
 | Scott Buchanan

Is religion irrational and secularism neutral? The claim of new secularists that they alone enjoy the benefit of an objective, unmediated view of reality is unfounded.

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Neglected voices in the church

Monday, 6 February 2017
 | Siu Fung Wu

Is the church really embracing diversity? We should seek to include the voice of people from other cultural backgrounds and of the poor in all that we do.

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I see Truganini in chains: the idolatry of flags

Monday, 23 January 2017
 | Mick Pope

We should change the Australian flag and the date for Australia Day - for the good of the country, as an act of reconciliation and as a matter of justice.

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A New Year Reflection - Ecclesiastes 3:2-15

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
 | Barbara Deutschmann

Rarely does the New Year bring change, much as we might wish it. As the author of Ecclesiastes puts it, things just cycle, turn and return. Only Christ’s coming gives meaning to time.

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Trump and Australia

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
 | Paul Tyson

The lesson of Trump's victory is that what we need most right now is moral idealism - and leaders who can inspire what is best in a people rather than simply ride what is worst in us.

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Amending the Marriage Act: the case against change

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
 | David Griffin

The Scriptures and church tradition promote marriage as between man and woman, and the law should reflect this. 'Marriage equality' is highly selective as there are many relationships that are not recognised as marriages.

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