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Saturday, 30 July 2022
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Experiences of Forgetting: weaving and redeeming in the genealogies of Jesus

Monday, 25 July 2022
 | Sarah Do and Steve Taylor

Does Ruth's ‘your people, my people’ require forgetting one’s origins? Can one embrace the interweaving of diverse cultural experiences? And how can we allow the migrant experiences of sacrifice, grief and loss transform our readings of Scripture?

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Conspiracy Theories and Christians

Sunday, 24 July 2022
 | Charles Ringma

It’s easy to dismiss those who hold to conspiracy theories as ‘irrational’. But there are background factors that draw some, especially Christians, to alternative explanations for world events that focus on the ‘dark side’ of humanity while offering hope in the shadow of a cataclysmic future.

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Non-violence Is Not Enough: the need to deal with coercive control

Tuesday, 12 July 2022
 | Dave Andrews

It's not enough for us to be non-violent; we need to be non-dominant, ‘taking on the form of a servant’, spending our lives enabling, equipping and empowering others. What does this mean for you in your relationships?

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In (God) Guns we trust

Thursday, 30 June 2022
 | Mersina (Tonys-Soulos) Papantoniou

What is the connection between the recent mass shootings in the US, America’s violent history and ‘White Replacement Theory’? And is there a common thread to the actions and motivations of the ‘lone wolf’ shooters?

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Same-Sex Attraction

Tuesday, 28 June 2022
 | John Kidson

The conference concerned: same-sex attraction. The question: how should we (the Church) respond?

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Cancel Culture and the New Puritans: A Response to My Respondents

Monday, 27 June 2022
 | David Griffin

David Griffin responds to Jim Reiher’s and Joanna Cruikshank’s responses to his article on cancel culture and puritanism.

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Gender, sex and politics: A Christian lens

Thursday, 19 May 2022
 | Nicole Jameson

Inclusion and diversity is an admirable goal, but often results in conflicting claims, competing rights and unintended consequences. Replacing sex with gender identity in language risks overriding individual needs and vulnerabilities. How can we as Christians navigate this issue in our wider community and at the polls?

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Response to Griffin, Cruickshank and Reiher on Cancel Culture and BLM

Tuesday, 17 May 2022
 | Gordon Preece

The recent inclusion in Engage.Mail of David Griffin’s article on ‘Cancel Culture and the new Puritans’ produced some strong but helpful reaction, which requires both some explanation and apology on our part.

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Black Lives Matter: a response to David Griffin

Tuesday, 17 May 2022
 | Joanna Cruickshank

It is important to be aware of the danger of perfectionism and intolerance, but to characterise the largely peaceful BLM protests as ‘riotous destruction and iconoclasm’, motivated by 'resentment and envy', is to minimise the realities of systemic racism and misrepresent the protests.

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