Ethics and prayer (part 1 of 2)

If we are faithful in the way we follow Jesus, then our deepest and truest desires will find their expression in godly, counter-cultural, justice-shaped prayers passionately aligned to the kingdom and mission of God. Our best prayers will be ethical prayers. In this and my next column, I want to explore the relation of ethics …

Rock the boats

Address at a forum on asylum seeker policy, Lake Joondalup Baptist Church, Perth, 21 September 2014 The Bible and refugees In debates about asylum seekers, Christians are often caught up in the groundswell of public opinion, and face the danger of allowing popular fears or political allegiances, rather than biblical principles, to shape their perspective. …

Justice for the unborn

A sermon by Rod Benson, 8 June 2014 Job 31:13-15 According to new Family Planning data, NSW teenagers have the highest abortion rates in the country, with more teens ending pregnancies than choosing to become parents.  Estimates suggest there were 4053 abortions among NSW teens aged 15-19 in 2009, roughly double the number in Victoria, Tasmania …