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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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ANZAC Day - Remembering a 102-year-old calamity

Monday, 1 May 2017
 | Bruce Wearne

The BBC docu-drama, 37 Days, is a stark reminder of the futility and calamity of war. ANZAC day should be a day of solemn remembrance, serious reflection on the state of our world and self-examination: what are we doing to bring peace and justice to the world?

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The Future of Australian Values

Monday, 1 May 2017
 | Stephen Chavura

Neither cosmopolitanism nor Anzac Day can provide Australia with a cohesive identity or set of values. We need to anchor our discussion of values in institutions (including the church) that have proven their objective worth, and identify the virtues needed to keep those institutions healthy.

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The spirituality of secular songs

Monday, 1 May 2017
 | Megan Powell du Toit

Singing marries the evocative nature of poetry with the easy access to our emotions of music. We can experience God through secular songs that reveal an unexpected touch of the Spirit – the sneakiness of the sovereign God.

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Changing the Conversation

Monday, 1 May 2017
 | Erin Martine Sessions

The #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear campaign has revealed things said to Christian women, ranging from the well-meaning-but-misguided through to the blatantly misogynistic. But we can change the culture by changing our language.

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War of the Worldviews: appeals to beauty and destiny in an era of space exploration

Tuesday, 11 April 2017
 | James Garth

Our rapidly developing ability to vividly depict new worlds and space frontiers opens up tremendous prospects for dialogue about existential dilemmas - and an apologetic that embraces both aesthetics and reason, beauty and logic.

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