The Gospel and Race: A Truly Dangerous Idea

Late last year, the Sydney Opera House hosted the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, an annual event that features discussions on a number of contemporary issues and controversies. I was excited to be attending one of the festivals most anticipated talks in its line-up: Why Black Lives Matter. The premise of the discussion was simple: considering … Read more…

Will You Walk With Me? A pastoral care framework for ministering to same sex attracted young people

It would seem that the battle lines have been drawn. The church, with its ancient might and conservative strictures has hewn its trenches. Seemingly diametrically opposed stands a well-resourced, highly passionate LGBTI social movement. Shots have been fired and the toll keenly felt by both sides. Few paradigm clashes hold the social and emotional gravitas … Read more…

The F-Word - Engaging with Feminism

The F-Word: Engaging With Feminism

In 1973 Australian singer Helen Reddy won a Grammy Award for her feminist anthem ‘I Am Woman’. The song launched Reddy to international stardom, becoming the symbolic mantra of the women’s liberation movement and official theme of International Women’s Year. It was her controversial acceptance speech however, that would go on to make both headlines … Read more…