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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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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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Politics that Devour: A Reflection on Revelation 13

Monday, 6 June 2016
 | Shane Fenwick

The two beasts of Revelation are not a vague reference to distant future events, but describe political and spiritual power as we see them operating in the world today.

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A Good Death

Monday, 6 June 2016
 | Megan Best

Prolonging life is not the same as prolonging the process of dying, and palliative care offers a dignified, holistic and nuanced approach to end-of-life.

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Common Wealth or All for Self?

Tuesday, 3 May 2016
 | Gordon Preece

The Commonwealth Bank financial advisers scandal is the most recent manifestation of the decline in corporate common care and social and ecological responsibility. How should Christians respond?

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We Needn’t Speak Arabic, But…

Tuesday, 3 May 2016
 | John Kidson

The idealism, sacrifice, determination and loyalty of young people who become jihadists is admirable, albeit misdirected. What does Jesus have to say to these youth?

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PNG High Court ruling: Detention on Manus Island violates Human Rights

Tuesday, 3 May 2016
 | Paul Tyson

Last week's judgement of the PNG High Court has found that the Manus Island Detention Centre violates human rights and must be closed immediately. In response, we should 'do the right thing. Or at the very least, blush.'

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Anzac Day Memories

Monday, 25 April 2016
 | Darren Mitchell

Australia's Anzac monuments make for a fascinating case study in war memorials, drawing on a range of Christian and pre-Christian influences but departing from a number of previous traditions. Interestingly, the format of the Anzac ceremony, devised in the 1920s largely by Christians, is still adhered to in today’s secularised society.

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