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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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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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What does the Lord require? Reflections on the Holy Land

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
 | Shane Fenwick

The only way to peace and justice is by practicing 'double vision' - seeing through the eyes of the other, moving into their world and acquiring a 'common language'.

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Invitation to a Celebration: hospitality as holiness

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
 | Mary Elizabeth Fisher

When we open up our homes and churches to people of other ethnic backgrounds, we foreshadow the invitation to the ultimate celebration - the marriage supper of the Lamb.

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Beyond conflict: Christianity and the sciences

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
 | Mick Pope

The war between science and religion is misguided, and the two have more in common than we often think: both call for honest, critical engagement with the world around us.

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Does the Church have a Gen Next Future?

Tuesday, 6 September 2016
 | Tom Sine

God is using young people outside the church to remind us that we are called to be people of compassion, creativity and action as we serve those around us.

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