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Work and Faith: the prophetic imperative. A response to Graham Hooper

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
 | Brendan Byrne

The prophetic task of Christian theology involves more than smoothing out the ‘rough edges’ of economics, ‘humanising’ work or enabling people to ‘succeed’ within the prevailing economic order. Any theology of work must reflect on the systemic justice issues that demean workers. What does this look like in practice?

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Scott Morrison’s Liberal Secularism: is it a good or a bad idea?

Thursday, 4 April 2019
 | Paul Tyson

The pragmatic pursuit of personal wealth and national security are central to Mr Morrison's politics, making us prone to being callous and fearful towards the poor and the alien. And yet, Mr Morrison has deep personal moral and religious convictions. This paradox raises very demanding questions about the relationship between faith and power.

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Internalised racism

Friday, 29 March 2019
 | Grace Lung

Our communities, including our churches, have been hurt by racism. Within the Chinese church today, conflict between first-generation migrant believers and their offspring has resulted in a ‘Silent Exodus’ of second-generation believers. How we can truly move toward genuine love and reconciliation between the cultures in our churches and beyond?

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A Christian perspective on the Jordan Peterson phenomenon

Monday, 18 March 2019
 | Warren Mills

The growing antagonism, apathy and irrelevancy toward the role of Christianity in the public square has made way for abstract doctrines of total diversity, chaos, nihilism and despair. A day-long conference in Melbourne on 30th of March will explore the Peterson phenomenon and its implications for society and church.

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Faith of girls and the mission of men

Monday, 18 March 2019
 | Steve Taylor

The story of Tarore, an indigenous Maori girl, is consistent with the history of mission. Time and again, the Gospel has spread not through missionary preaching but through indigenous proclamation.

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Scott Morrison’s Pentecostalism in The Monthly and Eternity: on religion and power in 21st century Australia

Sunday, 17 March 2019
 | Paul Tyson

There is a deep relationship between inner conviction and outer pragmatism in the context of contemporary Australian power and politically conservative Pentecostalism. But this dynamic is not limited to right-leaning Pentecostals such as Scott Morrison.

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Four important themes needed for the faith-work conversation

Friday, 1 March 2019
 | Graham Hooper

Much has been written about relating Christian faith to daily work. But we need a theology of work that is relevant to everyone - labourers, tradies, professionals, homemakers, students and CEOs - and that recognises and addresses people’s diverse experiences. We also need strong pastoral and peer support for workers.

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Why Christians Need Margins in a World of Busyness

Tuesday, 19 February 2019
 | Cheryl McGrath

In today's world, being busy is a status symbol. But this comes at a cost to myself and others. Without good, healthy margins, we will struggle to stop and observe what God is doing around us and to participate in his mission in the world.

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The Virtuous Leader’s New Year’s Resolution

Wednesday, 6 February 2019
 | Andrea Tokaji

This New Year, how can we go beyond quick-fix resolutions and superficial comparisons of ‘success’ (such as the #10yearchallenge), to embracing internal changes that create long-lasting fruit? Aristotle, St Benedict’s ‘Rule’ and ultimately Jesus show us how we can celebrate the beauty and power that can come from a virtuous life.

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Nauru: A Response to Martyn Iles

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
 | Matt Anslow

In a recent blog post on Nauru, the Australian Christian Lobby’s Martyn Iles claimed that Christ’s commands to compassion do not apply to government. But things are not so simple - Christian ethics are not just individual, but also communal and eschatological, in nature.

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