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Tozer meets Fénelon: a dialogue across the centuries

Tuesday, 15 June 2021
 | Rex Dale

A.W. Tozer and François Fénelon lived centuries apart. Yet both writers came to similar conclusions about challenges facing believers and showed a way through. What can we learn from them today?

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Trump abolishes reality: reflections on the ideological mechanism

Friday, 30 October 2020
 | Yarkov Halik

The Trump presidency illustrates what happens when ideology abolishes reality, when there is an absence of any fixed rules and when there is no such thing as success or failure. President Trump can do no wrong by his followers because whatever he does or says is never subject to any test of real performance - thus any kind of criticism, positive or negative, is effectively forestalled.

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Justice for Black Lives: a Biblical perspective

Wednesday, 9 September 2020
 | Yarkov Halik

The Black Lives Matter protestors have mobilised around a sense of moral outrage over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police. However an understanding of the distinction between politics and justice, law and ethics, while seemingly a subtle one, is crucial if anything beneficial is to come out of these events.

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Social distancing as theological action in the time of CoVid-19

Thursday, 27 August 2020
 | Guerin Tueno

As the world grapples with the impact of CoVid-19, the Church too has wrestled with its current practices and underlying theological framework. The pandemic is an opportunity for us to re-embrace our dual identity as alien residents, following the radical way of Christ himself and his call to agape love.

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Life, biology and the politics of lockdown: a biblical view

Wednesday, 12 August 2020
 | Yarkov Halik

What does the latest lockdown in Victoria say about our conception of human life and society? Apart from being a medical response to the virus, the lockdown reflects a regulatory philosophy of government and presupposes a biological conception of the human being as a self-preserving living animal - a far cry from the Monotheist vision of humanity.

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Religious Perspectives on Human Rights

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

In 2019, the Centre for Religion and Social Policy at the University of Divinity (now the Religion and Social Policy Network) hosted a Religious Perspectives on Human Rights roundtable. Here we are publishing the papers from that conversation. These papers will also appear in the Spring 2020 issue of Zadok.

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The Israel Folau ‘Controversy’: A Study in Corporate Censorship and Capitalist Hypocrisy

Monday, 24 February 2020
 | Brendan Byrne

In the midst of the ‘Israel Folau controversy’, there is a much larger and much more dangerous issue going unnoticed: the extent to which corporate and institutional prerogatives have invaded and occupied the whole sphere of human life. This danger is being disguised under the trappings of ‘corporate social responsibility’, but in reality exploits social tensions for commercial self-interest.

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Religious Freedom, Love and Diversity

Wednesday, 7 August 2019
 | Jon Eastgate

In the debate around same-sex marriage and religious freedom, it’s easy to become defensive in this environment and to try to place protections around ourselves. Three widely publicised cases raise the question: are we prepared to grant others the rights we seek for ourselves? And how do our words and actions impact on others?

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God the Intimate Interventionist: a dialogue between Nick Cave and Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Friday, 26 July 2019
 | Gordon Preece

Nick Cave, the great Australian gothic rock artist, writes songs that are God-bothering and bothered. But his line ‘I don’t believe in an interventionist God’ - along with REM’s ‘Losing my Religion’ - has been misunderstood by Christians and atheists alike.

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Religious Freedom and Neighbourly Love

Thursday, 17 May 2018
 | Emma Wood

During the 2017 same-sex marriage debate, many Christians were concerned about the impact of potential changes on religious freedom. While some saw this as an annoying and unloving distraction from the real issue, the concern about religious freedom often arises from a desire for the wellbeing of others and the welfare of our society.

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Climate Change

Monday, 7 May 2012 | 55.6 KB

EA’s statement on climate change, examining the Biblical, ethical, social, scientific and economic issues associated with climate pdf


Comments on Supreme Court judgement on religious vilification

Monday, 7 May 2012 | 18.6 KB

A Supreme Court ruling in favour of an appeal by Catch the Fire Ministries will force the much disputed case back for pdf

AEA Public Theology Submission to the 'Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century' Project

Monday, 7 May 2012 | 99.0 KB

The Australian Human Rights Commission has commissioned the Australian Multicultural Foundation (AMF) in association with RMIT University and Monash University to prepare a report on Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century. According to the website (, "This project is designed to work with faith communities and other civil society organisations to record their concerns and proposed solutions to build a more socially cohesive and harmonious society that protects and promotes Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)." AEA Public Theology and the Religious Liberty Commission both made submissions. Click below to read the Public Theology pdf


Human Scale and Human Pace: Thinking about Everyday Technology

Monday, 7 May 2012 | 19.2 KB

Ian Packer explores our relationship with television as an example of 'everyday technology'.download pdf


The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 90.1 KB

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Indigenous issues @ the Commonwealth Games

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 14.3 KB

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Climate Change – Problem or Opportunity?

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 311.4 KB

Climate Change – Problem or Opportunity? Meteorologist Mick Pope and theologian Brian Edgar discuss the reality and the implications of climate changedownload pdf


Re-presenting Jesus

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 68.7 KB

Public Christianity in a late modern world by Ian Barns is a comprehensive and stimulating analysis of the way that Christian faith is understood in contemporary Australian pdf


Christ and Multiculturalism

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 61.4 KB

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Contemporary Youth Spiritualities and Evangelical Youth Ministry

Sunday, 6 May 2012 | 120.7 KB

Contemporary Youth Spiritualities and Evangelical Youth Ministry by Paul Tyson is vital reading for anyone interested in the future of faith among young people in Australiadownload pdf


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