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National Science Week: a call for intergenerational solidarity

Saturday, 5 August 2017
 | Claire Dawson

Loving our neighbours downstream means leaving a safe and thriving planet for future generations. This year's theme for National Science Week in schools is ‘Future Earth’, a perfect opportunity for the church to address Intergenerational Equity by re-framing the debate and re-forming the hearts and minds of people.

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A response to the ABC Report on domestic violence in churches

Saturday, 5 August 2017
 | Graeme Cann

We as the Church must humbly and regretfully acknowledge that much of the ABC report on domestic violence was fair and true. We must fight against attitudes and beliefs that support the idea that violence can ever be justified and adopt any changes necessary to bring about change.

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Climate change denialism is not just ‘another opinion’

Monday, 31 July 2017
 | Mick Pope

Many people trust the scientific method until it applies to something like climate change. But relying on personal opinion or faulty theological arguments is irresponsible - climate change is a matter of life and death. We need to ask ourselves what is behind our denialism and take seriously the findings of experts.

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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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