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Peril in the Public Square: TGCA Talks to Bible Society CEO Greg Clarke about The Coopers Affair

by Akos Balogh

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Christians need to be willing to stand on their convictions, from whatever platform they are on, and be heard fairly in the public square. But Christians have a long way to go in understanding the positions of others, and be able to empathise with where they are coming from. We need to be quick to listen and slow to speak – even with people who are outside of the faith.

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The Phoney War is Over

by Murray Campbell

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The Coopers beer and Bible Society 'events' have demonstrated the face of the new public speech in Australian society. We should no longer speak of free speech, but of costly speech

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STOP the Inequality: Melbourne’s Traffic Light problem

by Murray Campbell

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The great feminist battle of March 2017 is the pedestrian signal. I know it sounds small…and pedestrian, but how wrong was I. Contrary to current feminism which may turn to smaller things because the larger battles are won, the propensity of Melbournians is to focus on miniature and what are often trivialities, at the expense of facing the eternal questions that we must all one day address.

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Changes to Victorian Donor Laws: Some Notable & Unexpected Corollaries

by Murray Campbell

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Society functions best when we encourage family structures that enable children to be raised by their biological parents. As far as I understand the changes to the law, the Government has made a good decision, although I appreciate the difficulties attached for both children and donors. As good as all these things may be, there is something even better, and it is not dependent upon biology or family, and neither is it an alternative to these relationships.

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The Ethics of Peter Singer: He Believes What?

by Murray Campbell

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We need to appreciate that these ideas are not being whispered on the dark web or behind closed doors, but openly in one of America’s Ivy League Universities, and in some of the United States’ and Australia’s most respected news and journalistic outlets. I

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The Glass Ceiling Women Are Not Allowed to Break

by Murray Campbell

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Recent conversations about abortion in Australia and in the United States have made it clear that it is not enough for a woman to be a woman... I wonder, instead of women and men jumping to break more ceilings, what if we learned from Jesus, and stopped climbing on our step-ladders and shattering glass all over those underneath us?

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There was evil in Melbourne today

by Murray Campbell

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My city, our city, has been subjected to a pointless and evil act of terror. Like so many Melbournians I am trying to make sense of the incomprehensible, that a man would aim his car at innocent pedestrians in the centre of our city, along Elizabeth and Bourke Streets.

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The Archbishops' Statement on the Reformation

by Mark Thompson

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The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have released a joint statement on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The statement recognises that 'many Christians will want to give thanks for the great blessings they have received to which the Reformation directly contributed'.

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