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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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Book Review: Bullies and Saints: An honest look at the good and evil of Christian history

Friday, 20 August 2021
 | Ian Hore-Lacy

John Dickson's book provides a timely reminder of the Christian legacy over two millennia - both the good and the ugly - and a call to affirm the ‘melody lines’ of Christian values in social and political life today.

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Getting personal on climate change

Thursday, 12 August 2021
 | Claire Harvey

Engaging with climate change can be hard, tiring and often lonely. Our churches should be places that offer hope for the hopeless and an active community to join as we live out both simple and boldly audacious acts of creation care.

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Female Christ figures

Thursday, 29 July 2021
 | Steve Taylor

Acts of remarkable grace occur in the strangest places. Female Christ figures challenge the male saviour complex so embedded in patriarchal thinking.

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The Grace and Grief of Grandparenting

Tuesday, 27 July 2021
 | Michaella Curtis-Morris

The grace and patience shown by grandparents can have a significant impact on the lives of their grandchildren.

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Living in a broken world

Tuesday, 8 June 2021
 | John Kidson

Covid is just another sign that we live in a broken world.

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Hope at Easter and Anzac

Thursday, 22 April 2021
 | John Kidson

Sombre thoughts and wild ecstatic celebration, death and resurrection, a breathless determination to find hope.

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