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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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Renovating university ministry

Saturday, 15 July 2017
 | Arthur Davis

Our hope in campus ministry is not merely to create more Christians, but a certain kind of Christian: someone whose pursuit of our Master can address the full gamut of academic, professional and urban existence. For this, we need ministries that are not merely on campus or to the campus, but for the campus.

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The undiscovered country

Saturday, 1 July 2017
 | Mick Pope

Time is both cyclical and linear, which means that the end of days is not an end of time, but the beginning of a new time that began with the resurrection. We look forward, not to a disembodied future, but to a New Heaven and New Earth, and we're called to imagine this future in how we live now.

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Electricity market review addresses dysfunction and impending problems

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
 | Ian Hore-Lacy

The Finkel Review into Australia’s National Electricity Market suggests ways of ensuring reliable and affordable electricity, but doesn't get the modelling right and ignores recent data on technology and costs. Let’s pray it doesn't become another political football to the detriment of homes and industries.

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Jesus wants me to care about global warming

Monday, 5 June 2017
 | Mick Pope

Recent comments by conservative Christians in the US have implied that concern about climate change underestimates God and is idolatrous. But they ignore the greatest idolatry of all: Mammon.

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Women’s hair in Corinth and in Sydney

Sunday, 4 June 2017
 | Margaret Mowczko

A recent women's conference was told that short hair for women may be rebellious. Was Paul concerned about women's hair and veiling in ancient Corinth? Would he be concerned about it in 21st century Sydney?

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A Christian vision for the meaning of life and of work

Sunday, 4 June 2017
 | Ian Hore-Lacy

Human work is part of God's transforming purposes in the world. Christians are called to apply their lives to meeting people's needs by harnessing the productive potential of creation, while ensuring proper care and respect for creation.

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Reconciliation: the family business

Thursday, 1 June 2017
 | Sarah Judd-Lam

Reconciliation is at the very centre of our faith, and National Reconciliation Week is an opportunity to acknowledge our culpability in the ongoing injustices against Australia's First Peoples, ask for forgiveness and make amends.

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ANZAC Day - Remembering a 102-year-old calamity

Monday, 1 May 2017
 | Bruce Wearne

The BBC docu-drama, 37 Days, is a stark reminder of the futility and calamity of war. ANZAC day should be a day of solemn remembrance, serious reflection on the state of our world and self-examination: what are we doing to bring peace and justice to the world?

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The Future of Australian Values

Monday, 1 May 2017
 | Stephen Chavura

Neither cosmopolitanism nor Anzac Day can provide Australia with a cohesive identity or set of values. We need to anchor our discussion of values in institutions (including the church) that have proven their objective worth, and identify the virtues needed to keep those institutions healthy.

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The spirituality of secular songs

Monday, 1 May 2017
 | Megan Powell du Toit

Singing marries the evocative nature of poetry with the easy access to our emotions of music. We can experience God through secular songs that reveal an unexpected touch of the Spirit – the sneakiness of the sovereign God.

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