A model of humble repentance was demonstrated, together with a firm trust in the sufficiency, clarity, and authority of the Scriptures, says Reverend John Lovell, who has worked with Anglican Churches in Australia and Europe.
A report shows that Australians have a good perception of Christians and are willing to have spiritual conversations, but also see Christianity as a bad influence in some areas.
The new CEO of Essendon Football Club, Andrew Thorburn, was forced out not because of anything he said or did, but simply because he is linked to a Christian church which teaches the Bible.
In January, Brian Houston had already taken a leave to prepare his defence in a trial for allegedly covering up a sexual assault case involving his father.
The Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church said it is a “minimum estimate” and warns that there could be up to 10,000 victims.
Australian athlete wins silver medal in the women's high jump Olympic final. “I decided to pursue God over sport. Whatever comes from sport is a bonus”.
Australian Nicola McDermott breaks the 2 meters national record and qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics. She and other sportspeople aim “to see athletes transformed by Jesus”.
The parliament of Victoria makes any individual practice that aims to “change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity” illegal. Faith groups believe the law restricts religious freedom.
“Be more intentional with your shopping choices, slow down your consumption, choose contentment, practise gratitude and be generous”, are some of the advices of Baptist World Aid Australia.
“We hope that one day soon our society can learn to accept people's differences and different points of view”, said White Magazine owners.
“As a nation we confront our failure to listen, to believe, and to provide justice. We say sorry”, Scott Morrison said in a public speech at the Parliament.
How the gospel transforms the Untouchable to the Touched-by-Grace.
Morrison is the first Australian Prime Minister to openly define himself as evangelical Christian. He is a member of the Pentecostal Horizon Church in South Sydney.
“It doesn’t matter if we are male or female, cis or transgender”, Jo Inkpin says. The case faces Anglicans with a new doctrinal debate about sexual ethics.
‘Protecting Diversity’, a document endorsed by a range of denominations and church groups, proposes “positive solutions to live all together well in a multicultural society”.
The Anglican Church and other evangelical movements such as Hillsong ask the parliament to protect freedom of speech in the new legislation.
Well-known atheists such as Salman Rushdie and Richard Dawkins had been invited to speak at The Global Atheist Convention.
First and foremost, a Christian vote is a vote for others.
The commission described the church as an insular sect with rules designed to stem the reporting of sexual abuse.