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…

Greens v Catholics: this just got interesting

So hang on, a Greens candidate is taking the Catholic Bishops to court for explaining to Catholics what Catholics believe about marriage. Well this just got interesting. Tasmanian Greens candidate Martine Delaney has complained to the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner about the Catholic Bishops writing a booklet supporting traditional marriage (titled “Don’t Mess With Marriage” – bam! … 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…

Social action v Evangelism

Would you rather? (Evangelism vs Social Justice)

“It would be good to give to World Vision. But as my funds are limited, I’m only going to give money to evangelism. Anyone can get behind aid and development, but if Christians don’t support the spread the gospel then who will?” “Our church recognises the physical needs in the community, but our priority must … Read more…