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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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Donald Trump as a reflection of an adolescent culture

Monday, 4 April 2016
 | Nils von Kalm

What does Trump’s popularity say about the man but, more importantly, about us? Nils von Kalm draws on Franciscan Richard Rohr’s framework of two halves of life, adolescence and adulthood, to explain the Trump phenomenon.

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Boarding House Shalom

Monday, 4 April 2016
 | Andre van Eymeren

Could the Hebrew concept of Shalom be used to design boarding houses that provide spaces for some of society’s most vulnerable to thrive and flourish? Rooming houses run by Servants in Melbourne provide a glimpse of this vision.

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The Capital of the Kingdom

Monday, 4 April 2016
 | Trevor Thomas

The Ethinvest Managing Director explains how individuals can help shape a more sustainable future through investment choices, building on Emma Wood’s article in the latest edition of Zadok (issue 130, Autumn 2016).

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Churches as Sanctuaries: protection from deportation to Nauru

Monday, 4 April 2016
 | Lucy Allan and Misha Coleman

The concept of sanctuary is rooted in a deep tradition within the Christian church, and we have a civic duty to see justice for asylum seekers.

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What is Government Good for?

Monday, 7 March 2016
 | Ben Thurley

The role of government is to reflect God's vision for the world, by ensuring justice and protecting the vulnerable. Christians are called to hold governments accountable to this standard.

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Penalty Rates and Sacred Rest: Submission to the Fair Work Commission

Monday, 7 March 2016
 | Gordon Preece

People are more than just workers and consumers in a 24/7 market society, and penalty rates help protect the special nature of Sunday as a shared day of rest for all Australians.

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How am I Connected to the Slave Trade?

Monday, 7 March 2016
 | Fuzz Kitto

As everyday consumers, we are connected to the modern-day slave trade through the things we eat, drink and wear. Slavery strikes at the heart of what it means to be made in the image of God, and freeing slaves is a spiritual act.

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Reading Jeremiah’s ‘Oracles Against the Nations’ in Australia today

Monday, 7 March 2016
 | Alison Sampson

Lent is a time of self-examination. What is the prophetic message for us today, in modern-day Australia, as we read Jeremiah’s Oracles Against the Nations?

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Back to Work, Face to God

Tuesday, 2 February 2016
 | Gordon Preece

Holiday’s over, back to work! That’s the cry echoing in the ears of many workers. The return to work for Christians, for all its aspects of the Genesis 3:16-17 curse, is also a Genesis 1:26-28 blessing. Work is a place to seek God’s face, near at hand, under our noses.

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If Muslims Worship a Different God, What About the Jews?

Monday, 1 February 2016
 | Bernie Power

If Muslims do not worship the same God as Christians because they reject the Trinity and the deity of Jesus, by the same logic do Jews also worship a different God? The answer lies in understanding the relationship between the Old and New Testaments on the one hand, and between the Qu'ran and the New Testament on the other.

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