Erica Hamence asks what can the inclusion of the rape and murder of the concubine in Judges 19-21 possibly have to say to us?
"A new kingdom is being established and during the times we feel weak in the building and tired in the waiting, God endures.” Steff Fenton reflects on the hopeful announcement of Isaiah 40.
Our anonymous author is a clinical psychologist, who shares her own experience of family violence, and now works with victims of domestic and family violence.
Andy Mitchell examines the inequality and injustice that permeates our society as we long for the reconciliation, healing and joy envisioned in Isaiah 35.
Nathan Campbell explores how Israel’s longing for God to dwell with them was fulfilled in Jesus. It is his presence with us that shapes our longings for the future.
Ray Bull inspires us to keep hoping in God’s restorative healing power and purpose, even as we acknowledge the brokeness and flaws of his people and churches.
Graeme Anderson, Amy Watkins and Josh Dowton from Northside Baptist write together to reorient our approach to forgiveness.
In an anxious and uncertain world, where God’s promises may not seem evident, Rev Megan Powell du Toit considers how true longing always spills into action.
An anonymous survivor of intimate partner violence shares her story of both harm, and healing, in the church.
Rev Dr Jill Firth is longing for a new city, a new song and a new king.
Jeri Jones Sparks raises the question: what have we misunderstood about gender-based violence?
Dr Shane Clifton takes a sobering look at recent natural crises, and like the prophet Isaiah, longs for green shoots of new life to come from what seems dead and hopeless.
Ray Bull asks: how does the church reassess the assumptions we make in responding to Domestic and Family Violence?
Rev Katherine Rainger reflects on the ancient and contemporary desire for peace.
Geoff Broughton reflects on how a church might respond to domestic and family violence through a restorative justice lens, as we ask ‘how did this happen in our midst?’
Aboriginal Christian Leader Sono Leone reflects on the intergenerational trauma and systemic racist structures facing Aboriginal women as part of the challenge of domestic and family violence in Australia today.