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Engage.Mail publishes 4 articles each month (except January). Articles 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.

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Amending the Marriage Act: the case for change

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
 | Karl Hand

LGBTI couples are fully capable of upholding the covenant love and faithfulness that underpin Christian sexual morality, and an amendment to the Marriage Act is in the best interests of both society and the church.

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Living Adventurously

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
 | Mick Pope

That Jesus became ‘flesh’ emphasises the divine identification with all living creatures. And as we race towards a climate precipice, we pray ‘Come, Lord Jesus’, keep our lamps lit, and work, pray and speak prophetically for the common good.

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Practical and ethical implications of hell. Part II: evangelical conditionalism

Tuesday, 8 November 2016
 | Peter Grice

This second of our 3-part series on hell looks at the implications of an Evangelical Conditionalist view on our understanding of justice, God’s character, engagement with the world and evangelism.

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Recreation: a time to rest and rebuild

Monday, 7 November 2016
 | Ian Hore-Lacy

We are commanded to rest one day in seven, a chance for us to be renewed in body, mind and spirit through rest from work and enjoying activities such as worship, recreation, reflection and sport.

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God's 'Whatevers': A meditation on Philippians 4:8

Monday, 7 November 2016
 | Mick Pope

Philippians 4:8 is a call to a broad appreciation of all things that point to God, to dwell on 'whatever' draws us to him, without an artificial divide between 'secular' and 'sacred'.

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Quito, Habitat 3 and the New Urban Agenda

Monday, 7 November 2016
 | Andre van Eymeren

As people of faith, our unique contribution to the city is one of shalom - a holistic concept that opens the door of dialogue as we work together with others of good will for a better world.

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Evil deeds, evil people? Musings and questions on evil and terror

Monday, 3 October 2016
 | Doug Hynd

Categorising people as being radically evil suggests they are beyond the possibility of repentance, redemption or forgiveness, implying an ultimacy that can belong to God alone.

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Practical and ethical implications of hell. Part I: evangelical universalism

Monday, 3 October 2016
 | Alex C. Smith

This first of a 3-part series on hell looks at the implications of an Evangelical Universalist view on our understanding of justice and judgement, imitating God, punishment, God’s character and evangelism.

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‘Assisted dying’ - assisted suicide and/or euthanasia by any other name

Monday, 3 October 2016
 | Denise Cooper-Clarke

Suicide is still suicide, with or without a doctor, and to approve suicide for some but not others means that some lives are considered of more value.

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How to have a better conversation about marriage equality: a summit, not a plebiscite

Sunday, 2 October 2016
 | Angus McLeay and Gordon Preece

A summit that facilitates genuine, personal conversation about marriage offers a model of civil society conversation that we desperately need.

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