Slavery is not someone else’s problem: it’s mine, it’s yours, it’s ours

On the 4th April 2018 the eyes of the Commonwealth, and even the world, will turn to the Gold Coast as the city plays host to more than six thousand athletes and officials from 70 countries – all arriving to participate in the 21st commonwealth games. The city has been preparing for this event since[…]

How might the church #BeBoldForChange this International Women’s Day?

Jesus loves women. It’s important for Christians to put this statement in the present tense; it’s not just that Jesus treated women with dignity and respect throughout his life — which was perhaps especially shocking when it came to the social status not just of women in Rome, but the women he’s recorded interacting with[…]

Responding to a Changing World

The world is changing, isn’t it? As I walk down the street we see more and more people from different cultures, in different forms of dress, speaking different languages. We’re increasingly surrounded by very different ways of life and views of the world. And in the last few weeks there‘s been big changes in the[…]

Doesn’t The Bible Condone Slavery?

Does the Bible condone slavery? In the developed world, you may be tempted to think that slavery was eliminated following the Civil War in the United States and by William Wilberforce’s efforts in the British Parliament. But the practice still continues today in one form or another in every country in the world. From women[…]

Why Christians Should Love Refugees

What is your reaction when you hear about refugees or asylum seekers? Do you immediately bristle with anger or fear? Are you worried about terrorism or violence? Do you think that it is impossible to accept refugees here? It is an ongoing issue that often divides us. Recently, Sonia Kruger, a television presenter on Channel Nine, came under[…]

The Original Feminist

Can someone be a feminist and a Christian? What does the church get wrong about feminism? Why do we think feminism is just a controversial word? Feminism arose in the 1960s as a reaction against injustice faced by women. As well as university courses, women sought to improve education at school level. They sought to open[…]