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Reading Jeremiah’s ‘Oracles Against the Nations’ in Australia today

Monday, 7 March 2016
 | Alison Sampson

Lent is a time of self-examination. What is the prophetic message for us today, in modern-day Australia, as we read Jeremiah’s Oracles Against the Nations?

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Back to Work, Face to God

Tuesday, 2 February 2016
 | Gordon Preece

Holiday’s over, back to work! That’s the cry echoing in the ears of many workers. The return to work for Christians, for all its aspects of the Genesis 3:16-17 curse, is also a Genesis 1:26-28 blessing. Work is a place to seek God’s face, near at hand, under our noses.

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If Muslims Worship a Different God, What About the Jews?

Monday, 1 February 2016
 | Bernie Power

If Muslims do not worship the same God as Christians because they reject the Trinity and the deity of Jesus, by the same logic do Jews also worship a different God? The answer lies in understanding the relationship between the Old and New Testaments on the one hand, and between the Qu'ran and the New Testament on the other.

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Building Bridges of Peace in the Midst of Religious Diversity

Sunday, 31 January 2016
 | Sarita D. Gallagher

The question - ‘Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?’ - is both compelling and potentially polarising. Recent events at Wheaton College have shown that, despite the centuries of discourse debating the nature and identity of the Abrahamic God, this issue remains relevant to our world today and requires fresh examination.

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Listening to a Complex Story

Saturday, 30 January 2016
 | Barry McGrath

Our culture can't deal with complexity and wants to categorise people as ‘gay’, ‘straight’ and so on. But the everyday reality of many people is very different. And, for a believer, our primary identity is that we are saints. This means walking together in our struggles. It also means that celibacy is not a disaster or failure.

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Opening a Door of Mercy

Tuesday, 8 December 2015
 | Megan Curlis-Gibson

On 8 December 2015, when the Holy Door opened into St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, it became a “Door of Mercy”. Its opening by Pope Francis marks the start of an Extraordinary Jubilee “Year of Mercy”, which will continue until the 20th November 2016. Surely we need a year of mercy.

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Bearing Witness and Bearing the Sword in a Time of Violence

Tuesday, 8 December 2015
 | Matt Wilcoxen

To quote Bonhoeffer, the church is to “with all due deference address government directly in order to draw its attention to shortcomings and errors which must otherwise imperil its governmental office” (Ethics, p. 345). It is the responsibility of Christians to address governmental powers as to what is just and to how they should perform their function.

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Makeup is My Choice: I'm Not Making This Up

Monday, 7 December 2015
 | Erin Sessions

Substantial research has gone into the link between makeup and self-esteem, and how we perceive women who wear makeup. Women face (pun intended) an absurd double standard when it comes to makeup.

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Being a Christian at Work—at Advent and Christmas

Sunday, 6 December 2015
 | Kara Martin

There are ways we can look at being a Christian at work, which can help us reframe, to feel more positive about who we are, and help us glorify God at this time of year.

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Marriage Practice, Biblical Interpretation, and the Church’s Discernment

Monday, 2 November 2015
 | Darrin Belousek

In a time when Western society is rapidly altering its image of marriage, the church is pressed to decide: Should we follow suit? The church is called to discern between the fading forms of this passing age and what is “good” and “acceptable” according to God’s will.

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