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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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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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