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Rescuing Revelation

Monday, 10 July 2017
 | Michael Bull

Revelation is not about the end of the world, but the end of a covenant era – the Old Covenant. Once it is understood in its historical and ‘covenant’ context, it is rescued from the obscurity of the ‘fringe’ of biblical studies and allowed to shine as one of the most insightful, enlightening and practical books of the Bible.

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Representing Jesus

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 81.3 KB

Ian Barns discusses the Christian understanding of a secular societydownload pdf


New Assessment of the Lockhart Review

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 111.8 KB

An assessment of the Lockhart Committee Review on embryo experimentation recognises the benefits of stem cell research, but argues that the Report errs in finding that the value of the human embryo is to be derived from the intention of the clinician. The assessment also includes a much broader analysis of the parameters of the whole notion of the significance of a technological approach to human lifedownload pdf


Fiction and History in the Da Vinci Code

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 41.4 KB

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Nurturing Justice 7 (2010) September 20th

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 0.0 KB

Nurturing Justice 7 has been revised in response to the announcement of the Prime Minister of the opportunity of a conscience vote on the matter that is raised by the Federal Government's blocking of "voluntary euthanasia" laws in the territories and states. It is further evidence of the urgent need to "nurture justice" in our own thinking about how we "do politics". How do we understand the nature and limits of party discipline, conscience votes, the representative's loyalty to electors as well as the elector's ongoing trust in our political pdf


Faith and Community 1-09 (February 2009) now on-line

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 331.3 KB

Click the title to download the latest Faith and Community. If you would like to be notified of new editions of Faith and Community or Engage.mail, please email Ian Packer at This issue contains Australian reflections on 'prophecy and politics' and the 'Evangelical Manifesto.'download pdf


A National Agenda for Religious Freedom

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 325.9 KB

A paper by Professor Patrick Parkinson, University of Sydney. "People of faith have numerous concerns about threats to religious freedom in Australia, both at state and federal levels, deriving from an attitude of hostility towards religious belief, morals and practice among some in the Australian population. Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right. It is guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other international instruments in the clearest and strongest terms."download pdf


Jesus for Prime Minister?

Friday, 20 August 2010 | 91.1 KB

Jarrod McKenna of World Vision and EPYC on 'the politics of Jesus'download pdf


Vote of Confidence? Problems with the Election Process and Christian Electoral Propaganda

Friday, 20 August 2010 | 147.3 KB

Gordon Preece reflects upon the election campaign and process along with critique of some Christian responsesdownload pdf


Why I Don't Vote

Wednesday, 18 August 2010 | 50.5 KB

*NEW* Simon Moyle explains why he does not votedownload pdf


The Climate Gap

Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 132.5 KB

Brian Edgar interacts with the recently released Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and reviews a number of key 'gaps' with regard to the world's greatest environmental issue": the Emissions Gap, the Effect Gap, the Growth Gap, the Moral Gap, the Policy Gap, the Language Gap, and the Opportunity pdf


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