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Not a hill to die on: should we be civilly disobedient in the face of vaccine mandates for churches?

Tuesday, 16 November 2021
 | Nathan Grills

Vaccine requirements may cause hurt or suffering to those who refuse vaccinations. But is this an issue of Christian conscience or a moral issue which the church should fight?

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Extinction: Worth rebelling against

Monday, 1 November 2021
 | Ben Thurley

Would extinction be such a bad thing after all? As unlikely as it may sound, the Book of Revelation – with its own apocalyptic and extinction-level imagery – may provide an answer.

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Afghanistan: gratitude, repentance and hope

Thursday, 28 October 2021
 | Deborah Storie

Is the international military’s departure from Afghanistan a cause for rejoicing or despair? Should we welcome or mourn the return of Taliban governance? The answers depend on whom you ask.

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Embracing the ministry of reconciliation in a time of polarisation

Thursday, 30 September 2021
 | Nils von Kalm

In these days of growing polarisation, the attraction of conspiracy theories is strong and seductive for many, including Christians. How are we as Christians to respond? What is a loving but truthful approach to engaging with people we disagree with?

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Straight Ahead

Thursday, 30 September 2021
 | David Griffin

Conservatives look to the past, progressives to the future. Both visions are rooted in time, both are needed. How does theological history, and especially the Book of Revelation, enable us to resolve this tension?

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Locked Down and Confused: thinking through the Covid-19 situation

Sunday, 29 August 2021
 | Yarkov Halik

The drastic Covid-19 ‘public health and safety measures’, with all their catastrophic mental and physical health impacts on society, demonstrate the extent to which, paradoxically, the quest for life at any cost turns out to be lethal.

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Worthy of the hire: why a union for faith workers makes sense

Tuesday, 29 June 2021
 | Brendan Byrne

Why would a faith worker join a union? The Faith Workers Alliance was formed because, like all other employees, faith workers deserve to be nurtured and appreciated and protected from exploitation.

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Release to the Captives: the majority world’s invitation to freedom from the cultural captivity of the West

Sunday, 27 June 2021
 | Irene Alexander

What can Western Christians learn from the majority world church? As we come face to face with people in other cultures – with ‘the Other’ - our idols are exposed and we are invited to deeper knowing of God.

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The God who leaves traces

Thursday, 27 May 2021
 | Christopher Brown

Though invisible to the naked eye, Covid-19 spreads around the globe, leaving traces of dislocation, anxiety, suffering and death. But also invisible and spreading around our pandemic-ridden earth are traces left by God.

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The possibilities of financial interdependence

Monday, 10 May 2021
 | Alison Sampson

Capitalism tells us to be independent: to go it alone, to rely on our merits, to avoid being financially enmeshed - except with the banks, of course. But there is another way - the way of interdependence.

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