Striking a balance in Christian lobbying

Here's something my Melbourne colleague Gordon Preece wrote earlier this month, which I think deserves a wider hearing: Recently I went to an Australian Christian Lobby night in the Victorian parliament house where the leaders of the two main parties (with Bronwyn Pike filling in for John Brumby) addressed church leaders and responded to questions. It …

Shapers of Baptist social ethics

Larry L. McSwain & William Loyd Allen (eds), Twentieth-Century Shapers of Baptist Social Ethics (Macon GA: Mercer University Press, 2008). By Rod Benson In November 2004, I wrote to 42 Australian Baptist leaders, asking each of them the following question: “If Henlee Barnette, T.B. Maston, Martin Luther King, Jr and Clarence Jordan are viewed by …