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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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Trumping the Establishment and Fooling the Fundamentalists

Thursday, 4 August 2016
 | Dale Kuehne and Gordon Preece

Americans on the right and left are voting for Trump and Sanders respectively, not with their evangelical or Catholic hat on, but instead wearing the mantle of their economic class.

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When fear rules, facts no longer matter

Thursday, 4 August 2016
 | Nils von Kalm

In today's atmosphere of fear, we need more Christian voices of reason that bring out our better selves and inspire us to greatness, to courage, to sacrifice.

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Who are We? A Christian Response to the Narrative of Violence

Wednesday, 3 August 2016
 | Mary Elizabeth Fisher

The Good News of Jesus calls us to a cross-shaped response to the narrative of violence, through Christ-like service and radical hospitality towards the excluded 'other'.

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Disillusion or Dissolution? Australia’s 2016 Election

Wednesday, 3 August 2016
 | Bruce Wearne

Political parties need to engage in genuine political education of voters, both during and between election campaigns, explaining the full picture and philosophical underpinnings of their polices.

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Brexit: The human cost

Friday, 1 July 2016
 | Sally Apokis

The UK's leave vote has brought grief to many, but also highlights the nation's search for identity and the need for national healing.

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Assertive self-interest and social decay

Friday, 1 July 2016
 | Peter Corney

The quest for individual freedom in Western culture has reached an extreme and destructive hyper-individualism, creating a spiritual, moral and cultural desert.

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The gospel and democracy

Friday, 1 July 2016
 | Peter R. Green

Democracy as we know it did not emerge in spite of Christianity, but in fact has its roots in mediaeval Christianity and in the faith’s original foundation.

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Is there a Christian way to vote? Voting Your Values

Thursday, 23 June 2016
 | Gordon Preece

No party has a moral or spiritual monopoly on Christian votes. Christians are free to conscientiously vote for any of the main three parties respectively, outlining biblical principles for voting across a range of Christian values.

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(Christian) Religion and Secularism: A Response to Brian Morris

Monday, 6 June 2016
 | Scott Buchanan

Calling for elected officials to publicly declare their so-called religious interests – part of a wider attempt to ‘re-position’ religion as a purely private matter – is logistically impractical and intolerably intrusive.

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Unmasking the budget powers

Monday, 6 June 2016
 | John McKinnon

As we unmask the powers behind economic jargon and discredited theories, we can expose and challenge the motives and values underlying the recent federal budget.

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