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Same sex marriage and freedom of religion

Monday, 20 November 2017
 | Frank Brennan

Some ‘No’ advocates have been arguing that all necessary protections for freedom of religion should be inserted in the amended Marriage Act. But the issue of religious freedom goes beyond the marriage bill, and has implications for the Fair Work Act and the Sex Discrimination Act.

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Justice and righteousness

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
 | David Griffin

Justice gets good press these days. After all, who can be against justice, seeing that it lies at the heart of a good society? But justice cannot be separated from righteousness. And we need a robust biblical ethic to help us better understand what justice is - and is not.

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Friday, 10 November 2017
 | Elizabeth Kendal

Every day, hundreds of millions of Christians around the world wake up to the threat of rape, beatings, murder, false accusations, arbitrary incarceration, looting and torching - simply because they are Christian. The International Day of Prayer for the persecuted Church is one important way we can respond.

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Manus Island and spiritual warfare

Monday, 6 November 2017
 | Paul Tyson

How have we become a people so fearfully protective of our (apparently threatened) ‘national sovereignty’? We are blind to the spiritual dynamics behind our smashing of the vulnerable – and ourselves – with the mother of all idolatrous sledge hammers, Mammon. But change won’t happen without sustained, courageous and intelligent spiritual warfare.

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Weinstein, Wilkinson and Whitton: addressing the injustices women face in the academy

Monday, 6 November 2017
 | Erin Martine Sessions

In the wake of recent and ongoing revelations about sexual harassment in the secular and Christian worlds, women are speaking out about sexism and demanding equal pay. But is there a connection between sexual harassment and the cultural, structural, sexual and economic injustices facing women in the academy?

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Marriage and our techno-future?

Wednesday, 1 November 2017
 | Alison Caddick

Will gay marriage lead to agitation for ‘the right’ to use whatever techno-scientific means available to produce children? The choice of sexual and procreative identity is divorced from the body and from any complex notion of the body as bio-social ground.

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Address to Synod of the Diocese of Melbourne

Friday, 20 October 2017
 | Denise Cooper-Clarke & Gordon Preece

The proposed ‘safeguards’ in Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill are inadequate, and the Bill will inevitably legitimise suicide and fundamentally change the nature of our society. It is inherently discriminatory and palliative care is a better option.

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Slippery Slopes: why the denial of 'scope creep' and abuse in euthanasia?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017
 | Margaret Somerville

It is puzzling how proponents of the legalisation of euthanasia can confidently claim, as they do, that in the Netherlands and Belgium - the two jurisdictions with the longest experience of legalised euthanasia - there have been no slippery slopes, when the evidence is clearly otherwise.

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The Destiny of Human Sex and Gender

Sunday, 15 October 2017
 | Jennifer Cox and John Yates

The purpose and reality of human gender and sex can only be comprehended from the perspective of the End, a perfected state already realised in the exalted humanity of Jesus. Conversely, if gender and its meaning are fluid and definable merely by human choice, then the biblical understanding of marriage is completely evacuated.

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Social media spirituality

Monday, 9 October 2017
 | Megan Powell du Toit

A social media fast may be seen as the path of less temptation. However, engaging in the complex reality of relationships online provides opportunities for connection and transformation that we may otherwise miss - as long as we are intentional and prayerful in our engagement.

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