As evangelical Christians we have a range of responsibilities for the care of our world. One of these responsibilities is a proper care and regard for animals. Many of the early advances in animal welfare were achieved through the efforts of evangelical Christians. These campaigners accepted responsibility for the care of the poor, the weak and the vulnerable and their care extended to the animal world. In recent times an interest in animal welfare has moved to the background of evangelical activity. There are, however, good reasons for revisiting the work of our evangelical forebears. This is because not only do animals still deserve our care and protection but also where animals receive their due care, human well-being is also improved. Continue reading…
In Australia, the state is free to introduce same-sex marriage legislation, and every citizen (including citizens organised in groups) may support or oppose such moves. Our marriage laws closely reflect the biblical ideal as agreed by a large majority of Christians here and internationally. If you say no to gay marriage in your church, but support laws that allow it in the community, you will need to demonstrate why your beliefs about marriage only apply to people in your church, and why you support laws that contravene biblical principles which you otherwise claim to affirm.
- Rod Benson
John Saunders Annual Lecture
John Saunders Lecture 2012
Tuesday 23 October
We are excited to announce that this year’s speaker is prominent women’s advocate and author Melinda Tankard Reist, on the subject “Porn at a price: The objectification of women and the sexualisation of girls in media and popular culture.”
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