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the elusive one

Sunday, 21 November 2021
 | Charles Ringma

Why does God seem so elusive, hidden, unknowable?

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Book Review: Being Sam

Monday, 15 November 2021
 | Denise Cooper-Clarke

Morag Zwartz’s honest reflections on her struggle - as the mother of a son with Down Syndrome and an aggressive blood cancer - touch on profound truths about life, disability, illness and death and make this an inspiring rather than a depressing read.

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Heaven on Earth

Thursday, 30 September 2021
 | Elijah Kruiskamp

Never once does he feel fear. Never once does he doubt his father is beside him, ready to help once more.

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Ageing in Australia

Wednesday, 29 September 2021
 | Ilsa Hampton

We cannot address the systemic issues in aged care without learning to celebrate ageing, value older people and recognise that relationships are central to flourishing as we age.

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Oh God, help us to remember them

Tuesday, 28 September 2021
 | Karina Kreminski

The people in our community who are not famous, attractive, well-connected or ‘useful’ in our pragmatic, cold and calculating economy are a gift to us. They bring grace when we least expect it but often when we most need it.

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Australian War Hunger

Friday, 24 September 2021
 | Paul Tyson

Can AUKUS and an Australian fleet of nuclear subs give us the 'Peace and safety' we hope for?

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Letter to the Zadok editor: Redeeming Creation

Friday, 27 August 2021
 | Don Thompson

‘Financial Follies’ highlighted a fundamental problem, but like the Royal Commission can only provide signposts not solutions. Can our churches cooperate effectively to present and model a convincing challenge?

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Covid: restrictions, protests and ...

Thursday, 26 August 2021
 | John Kidson

More than ever, we need grace and truth to get through all of this.

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Endnotes for 'The Difference Marriage Makes and that Makes Marriage'

Monday, 23 August 2021
 | Gordon Preece

Endnotes for article published in Zadok Perspectives 151: Differing over Difference: Sexuality & Gender Tensions (Winter 2021), 14-16

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Endnotes for 'Genesis 3 and LGBT’

Monday, 23 August 2021
 | John Kleinig

Endnotes for article published in Zadok Perspectives 151: Differing over Difference: Sexuality & Gender Tensions (Winter 2021), 17-22.

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