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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.

 

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A Question of Allegiance: discerning God’s voice in the election season

Sunday, 15 May 2022
 | Cameron McAdam

As voices swirl around us in this election season calling for our allegiance, claiming the path to life, how do we discern the voice of the Good Shepherd and follow him in the midst of so much noise and distraction?

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Culture Wars and Partisan Politics: how should Christians vote?

Sunday, 15 May 2022
 | Tom Barker

Does the attempt by both sides of politics to galvanise Christian support in the name of culture wars truly reflect the nature of God, or are there broader humanitarian concerns that should guide how we vote?

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Cancel Culture and the New Puritans

Wednesday, 20 April 2022
 | David Griffin

The desire to purify the state and culture from symbols that are considered idolatrous, blasphemous or evil is as old as history itself. But it is far harder to purify our own life, to cancel our own sin and to tear down the idols in our own heart.

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Judge not? On the resignation of Brian Houston

Friday, 8 April 2022
 | Nils von Kalm

Is it ever right to judge? The resignation of Hillsong founder, Brian Houston, reminds us of the need to 'judge with right judgement’ and to be guided by love, humility, grace, truth and the desire for restoration.

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Women, Warriors and War in a Warming World

Wednesday, 23 March 2022
 | Claire Harvey

Our news cycle is littered with images of destruction. This Friday students will again strike for the climate, followed by Earth Hour on Saturday. Lent is a time to bravely turn our attention to our pressing ecological crisis, as we cross the invisible threshold of Earth Overshoot Day.

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The Spirituality of Gardening

Thursday, 17 March 2022
 | Christine Aroney-Sine

Jesus’ parables come alive in the garden. I often tell people that I read about the life, death and resurrection of Christ in the Bible, but in the garden I experience it.

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Religious Liberty Legislation and the Problem of Moral and Theological Poverty

Friday, 11 March 2022
 | Paul Tyson

The existing system of sexual discrimination legislation with religious exemptions is sufficient. Any attempt to fix a broken but quite functional system is a disaster for people of sincere traditional faith.

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Maybe Australian Evangelicals Need to Borrow Lent

Tuesday, 1 March 2022
 | Megan Powell du Toit

As Evangelicals we come to Lent with fresh eyes. And as Australians we enter Lent in Autumn rather than Spring. So what does Lent look like for Australian Evangelicals?

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Principles and Principals: Thoughts on a Cruel Week for a Christian School

Friday, 11 February 2022
 | Dan Anderson

The controversy around Citipointe Christian College highlighted a moral tragedy facing a growing number of Christian organisations. In seeking to preserve the mission of the school, something else good was lost. But whatever position we take, we need to hold it with tears.

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The Gospel, Religious Freedom and Human Rights

Friday, 11 February 2022
 | Jon Eastgate

On the issue of religious freedom and the rights of LGBTIQA+ people, Christians have been trapped in a zero-sum game that is neither good human rights practice nor informed by a gospel ethic. There is a much better way.

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