Racism and reconciliation

NOTE: I preached this sermon at the Murri Evangelical Church (a Baptist church) in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, on the first anniversary of the 1996 Australian federal election which swept Pauline Hanson onto the national political stage. Ms Hanson’s seat of Oxley, since renamed Blair following electoral boundary changes in 1998, included most of the city …

The limits of dissent among Baptists

The Council of the Baptist Union of Great Britain recently spent three days discussing “Women in Leadership among the churches."  This wasn’t a debate about whether women can exercise ministerial leadership.  That was established back in the 1920s and affirmed many times since. It was about some of the attitudes women encounter when they explore a leadership calling, …