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Articles for Engage.Mail 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.

 

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Good business is good business

Friday, 13 January 2023
 | Jenny George

Even more than good values, what everyone in the workforce really needs is more virtue. That's why business ethics courses aren't enough.

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War and Christmas: May the peace of the Lord disturb you

Thursday, 15 December 2022
 | Jo Vandersee

This Christmas, once again, the evening news and advertising have death and tinsel sitting contrarily side-by-side. As we contemplate the hovering presence of conflict in our world, we look to Jesus who brings peace - but not in the way we expect.

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Learning from the Margins

Friday, 18 November 2022
 | Matthew Ventura

With the number of Australians identifying as Christians now below 50 per cent, what can we learn from those who have lived as minorities all their lives about kinship, power and how to thrive under pressure?

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Election Matrix

Wednesday, 16 November 2022
 | Chris White

A suggested table to compare the weighting of party concerns with some moral and social priorities.

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Refugees welcome

Friday, 11 November 2022
 | Rebecca Payne

Across Australia, faith-based groups are joining other groups of everyday Australians to welcome refugees into their communities under a new Federal government program.

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The ‘Thorburn Saga’, Faith and Work: Some Uncomfortable Reflections

Tuesday, 1 November 2022
 | Brendan Byrne

We might agree or disagree with the views held by Andrew Thorburn’s church. But should he have lost his job because many might have found those views offensive or harmful? There are at least two reasons to answer ’no’. And religious persecution is not one of them.

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A Call to be Spiritual Homemakers

Thursday, 27 October 2022
 | Eugene Wong

When we are feeling down, or vulnerable, or simply exhausted, we seek safe places, restful places. There is a shortage of places like this in the world right now. How can we turn our churches into a spiritual home for the heart-broken, grieving and lonely?

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A Reflection on Suicide

Wednesday, 12 October 2022
 | Gary Harch

How comfortable are we discussing suicide? The tragic death of former Rugby League player and coach Paul Green two months ago reminds us that the best thing we can do when we are feeling hopeless or lonely is to reach out to those who care for us.

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Address to Sydney Anglican Synod: First Nations Voice

Friday, 7 October 2022
 | Larissa Minniecon

In her address to the Sydney Anglican Synod, Larissa Minniecon called on the church to support the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution, arguing that truth-telling should begin in the church.

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The Art of Improvisation

Monday, 26 September 2022
 | Jacqueline Grey

Like the final Act of a play, we join God’s story by improvising the final act of this story of Scripture – staying consistent and true to Scripture, but being led by the Spirit towards the fulfilment of the story in God’s kingdom.

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