As a follower of Jesus and an Anglican minister in Sydney, I was shocked and grieved by the pain experienced by the women interviewed in the 7:30 Report, focussing on domestic violence in the church . I also recognised the upset of the principal of Moore College and the chair of the task force dealing with domestic violence. I
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We all know we can misuse the exhortation of Jesus to forgive. We can ask repeatedly for someone, whom we have hurt, to forgive us, but never really own the gravity of our sin. Such pleading for forgiveness is a feature of a relationship in which domestic violence occurs. A good principal can be misused.
It was hard watching last night’s ABC 7:30 Report, with its focus on domestic violence and Christian faith. The women who had experienced such violence spoke honestly and expressed hope in the midst of their pain. In any form; physical, verbal, emotional, financial and spiritual, domestic violence must never be tolerated. The church leaders interviewed
In the image of God Man and woman Abundant life forever Serving together Side by side God’s very good design. God said “Let them rule” Over the creatures and the land Multiply, fill the earth Establish a people According to His plan. In the Garden of Eden They lived in God’s presence He ‘walked’ with
Talking Heads – Who’s Head Of Whom and What’s On Whose Head? An Exegetical Look at 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 By Jeanette Fogarty This is a strange, hair-raising, passage. Certainly a challenging bit of Scripture, but one that I think helps us to appreciate Paul’s concern that our behaviour does not malign our witness of the
Why? When I hear of hundreds of women attending a women’s ‘Equip’ conference, where numerous delegates were confused about the teaching on the appropriateness and intention of women having short hair, I ask; Why? When I observe men and women, who readily accept women leading in their work place and have a marriage based on