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My mum had a mental illness, but she was not mentally ill

Sunday, 9 May 2021
 | Gordon Preece

Mental illness is not all my mother was. That was her shadow, not her substance or her self, in her own, others’ or God’s eyes.

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John Stott: Evangelical Pope or ‘Monk’?

Thursday, 6 May 2021
 | Gordon Preece

On the centenary of John Stott’s birth, we remember not Stott the 'Evangelical Pope', but Stott the Evangelical ‘monk' who fulfilled the vows of poverty, chastity and peaceableness in a way that shaped and birthed institutional reform amongst Evangelicals world-wide.

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Mr Morrison’s ACC address: thoughts on our Pentecostal Prime Minister

Wednesday, 5 May 2021
 | Paul Tyson

Despite his personal religious convictions, Prime Minister Morrison is a secular liberal, with a strongly pragmatic theological stance as regards the public sphere. No atheist secular liberal need fear him.

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Surrender as the path to love

Tuesday, 13 April 2021
 | Nils von Kalm

More than ever, in this time of so much distrust and fear between different ideologies and groups, our culture needs to know surrender. It needs to know that healing comes through knowing we are loved regardless.

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Lessons for the Church: Beyond Trump?

Friday, 26 March 2021
 | Charles Ringma

It’s easy for the people of God to fall into a spiritual slumber, failing in our role as a prophetic community. The departure of Donald Trump from office is an opportunity to re-evaluate our role in society and politics, and for repentance, conversion and renewal.

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COVID teaches the church some lessons in gender

Wednesday, 17 March 2021
 | Megan Powell du Toit

We haven’t all experienced Covid in exactly the same ways. Men and women, for example, have contracted Covid at equal rates but with very different outcomes. Why? And how do we reflect on this difference as a church?

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Uncle Screwtape on COVID-19

Friday, 12 March 2021
 | Remy Chadwick

Based on C.S. Lewis' devilish original, Uncle Screwtape briefs his nephew on their Father Below's latest strategy.

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Meet Bessie Harrison-Lee

Wednesday, 17 February 2021
 | Barbara Deutschmann

The role of both women and Christians is underrepresented in Australia’s accounts of its history. Bessie Harrison-Lee, a Christian activist with an influential vision for women and men around the turn of the twentieth century, saw no tension between women’s rights and saving souls, between sacred and secular causes.

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Downfall: a study in political narcissism, then and now

Monday, 11 January 2021
 | Brendan Byrne

Downfall provides a decisive counter-narrative to neo-Nazi mythologising by humanising Hitler and depicting him in all his mean, sterile, empty narcissism. Like Hitler, Trump’s ego is as inflated and as it is fragile; and like Hitler he is prepared to let his country burn for his fantasy of greatness to remain intact.

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Centring prayer: the activism of contemplation

Wednesday, 16 December 2020
 | Karina Kreminski

Seeking justice is a good thing, but much of our activism comes from a place that is unhealthy, broken and needy. How can centring prayer help us find inner peace and nurture our true self in a world that is restless, self-promoting, angry and weary?

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