One of the most heart-breaking stories recorded in Scripture is the story of Tamar. Despite being the daughter of King David, Tamar is protected neither by her status nor her position.
"A world where people are afraid, disenfranchised and demonised is not a world that reflects the heart of Jesus. Trump and his rhetoric are a symptom of a very broken world, if there ever was a time for Christians to start to “love not in word or speech, but with actions and truth” (1 Jn 3:18), it is now."
The unthinkable happened. The United States elected Donald J. Trump as their President. Many Christians have responded by saying “Jesus is Lord”. He is. That’s a comfort. But what does it mean? And how does it help?
Yesterday the Australian Government announced a once-off deal to resettle in the US people in Australia’s offshore detention centres on Manus and Nauru.
On Sunday the Government announced proposed amendments to our legislation that would mean every single person who has come to Australia by boat as an “asylum seeker” would be banned from ever entering Australia.
Brooke Prentis brought a challenging and inspiring message at Surrender Conference this year on the 2016 conference theme of what it means to love God, our neighbours and our enemies in Australia in 2016.
Our new CEO, Scott Sanders, shares his thoughts and reflections with the Common Grace community.