Online Resources

Shopping Cart



Articles for Engage.Mail 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.

Readers are encouraged to join the conversations and add their comments to the articles. Please keep comments succinct. Full (real) names are required for comments. We reserve the right not to publish or remove remarks we judge to be aimed at antagonism or 'trolling'.

Comment Code of Conduct
(based on Sojourners' code):
I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the Ethos online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree—even if I feel disrespected by them. (Romans 12:17-21)
I will express my disagreements with other community members' ideas without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally. (Matthew 5:22)
I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt. (Ephesians 4:29)
I will hold others accountable by reporting comments that violate these principles, based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed. (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15)
I understand that comments reported as abusive are reviewed by Ethos staff and are subject to removal. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments. (Proverbs 18:7)

(Please note there is a delay between posting and appearance of comments on the site.)

Weinstein, Wilkinson and Whitton: addressing the injustices women face in the academy

Monday, 6 November 2017
 | Erin Martine Sessions

In the wake of recent and ongoing revelations about sexual harassment in the secular and Christian worlds, women are speaking out about sexism and demanding equal pay. But is there a connection between sexual harassment and the cultural, structural, sexual and economic injustices facing women in the academy?

Read More

Marriage and our techno-future?

Wednesday, 1 November 2017
 | Alison Caddick

Will gay marriage lead to agitation for ‘the right’ to use whatever techno-scientific means available to produce children? The choice of sexual and procreative identity is divorced from the body and from any complex notion of the body as bio-social ground.

Read More

Address to Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne

Friday, 20 October 2017
 | Denise Cooper-Clarke & Gordon Preece

The proposed ‘safeguards’ in Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill are inadequate, and the Bill will inevitably legitimise suicide and fundamentally change the nature of our society. It is inherently discriminatory and palliative care is a better option.

Read More

Slippery Slopes: why the denial of 'scope creep' and abuse in euthanasia?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
 | Margaret Somerville

It is puzzling how proponents of the legalisation of euthanasia can confidently claim, as they do, that in the Netherlands and Belgium - the two jurisdictions with the longest experience of legalised euthanasia - there have been no slippery slopes, when the evidence is clearly otherwise.

Read More

The Destiny of Human Sex and Gender

Sunday, 15 October 2017
 | Jennifer Cox and John Yates

The purpose and reality of human gender and sex can only be comprehended from the perspective of the End, a perfected state already realised in the exalted humanity of Jesus. Conversely, if gender and its meaning are fluid and definable merely by human choice, then the biblical understanding of marriage is completely evacuated.

Read More

Social media spirituality

Monday, 9 October 2017
 | Megan Powell du Toit

A social media fast may be seen as the path of less temptation. However, engaging in the complex reality of relationships online provides opportunities for connection and transformation that we may otherwise miss - as long as we are intentional and prayerful in our engagement.

Read More

Trust in troubled times

Tuesday, 3 October 2017
 | Gina Cahill

Wherever we go in the world today we find trouble. Australia is not immune, nor are we as Christians. God doesn't take away the tough times; He strengthens us through them, giving us hope and peace as we pray, and reminding us that His Only Son, too, suffered as we do.

Read More

For Christians, euthanasia is not dying with dignity

Friday, 22 September 2017
 | Gordon Preece

We often define people and their human dignity according to their rational and relational assets and activity, or even their relational capacity. But our dignity does not reside in any human function, or even in our knowing God, but in being known by God.

Read More

The same sex marriage survey: legal Issues and the need for broad based freedoms protections

Sunday, 17 September 2017
 | Institute for Civil Society

Approving same-sex marriage without broad-based protections will accelerate discrimination and detriment against supporters of traditional marriage. Therefore, robust and broad-based laws are needed to protect individuals and organisations, schools and charities from such repercussions.

Read More

Pushing back against ageism

Saturday, 16 September 2017
 | Paul Arnott

Older people are often written off as irrelevant, frail and of little worth to society. Elder abuse is a reality, and could increase if euthanasia is legalised. But all people are of immense worth to God, and our Fourth Quarter is full of opportunity to enrich others.

Read More


Online Resources

subscribe to engage.mail

follow us

Latest Articles