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The Woman at the Well: An International Women’s Day reflection on John 4:5-42

Thursday, 16 March 2023
 | Cameron McAdam

The woman at the well traditionally has been portrayed as a prostitute or as immoral. But a proper understanding of context suggests otherwise, and her story invites us to see ourselves and others through Jesus’ eyes of love rather than judgement - and to remember the crucial role women played in the gospels and beyond.

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The Liturgical Nature of Acts of Creation Care

Friday, 3 March 2023
 | Claire Harvey

As I rake quietly, repentantly and prayerfully through the sand - searching for nurdles - I quieten my mind and still my soul by attending to a simple and repetitive task. Yet with each nurdle gathered I am simultaneously participating in a tiny act of creation restoration.

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A New Era of Moral Respectability

Thursday, 9 February 2023
 | Paul Tyson

In the post-Christian era, certain aspects of traditional Christian morality frames of meaning and practice are not only no longer assumed, but are considered immoral and deviant.

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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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