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G,S&C is the Gospel, Society and Culture Committee of the Presbyterian Church in NSW. The gospel of Jesus is the heart of the message of Christianity. It announces that through his death and resurrection Jesus is the ruler and saviour of the world. The gospel shows that God cares about his world; it reveals what’s wrong and announces what God has done about it. That makes a difference to how Christians live in our society and culture. We don’t follow our culture, we follow Jesus. Jesus challenged and blessed; he stood against evil and blessed the sick, suffering and lost; he gave his life in loving service. G,S&C aims to help the church engage, bless and witness to our society and culture.
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SRE in NSW
SRE in NSW
SRE in NSW

SRE in NSW

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SRE and banned books In 2015 the Department of Education and Communities (DEC) identified three books and told school principals to ensure that SRE providers were not using these books. Here is what we thought at the time Over the last two weeks Christians in NSW have been focussed again on Special Religious Education (SRE) […]

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Marriage
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Marriage

Marriage

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Marriage We Christians need to think about marriage: Marriage in Australian society is changing rapidly and we have to be clear about why marriage matters to God and what we are going to do about it. Discussion of same-sex marriage has put marriage back in the news, but that is only one of a number of related issues. Marriage_matters_Resource_paper.pdf Discussions of marriage […]

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Christians in the Middle East
Christians in the Middle East
Christians in the Middle East

Christians in the Middle East

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Christians in the Middle East Gospel, Society and Culture is keeping an eye on events in the Middle East and especially how they impact on Christians in the region. There are two Arabic speaking churches in the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales and they have close connections with the Middle East and are providing […]

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Creation Care
Creation Care
Creation Care

Creation Care

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Creation Care Caring for Gods world is both important and complex, how should we as Christians think about the environment and our impacts on it? Creation Care

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Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia

Euthanasia

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Euthanasia The committee is currently working on producing resources for this topic The NSW parliament recently voted on a bill to legalise euthanasia. Here is what happened: http://sydneyanglicans.net/blogs/politics/euthanasia-fails-again All sorts of claims are made about the reasons to legalise euthanasia. This opinion piece from the New York Times challenges some of the common ideas. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/27/four-myths-about-doctor-assisted-suicide/

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Fertility Treatments
Fertility Treatments
Fertility Treatments

Fertility Treatments

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Fertility Treatments For many (though not all) couples, having children is a desired and expected aspect of their relationship, often with wider family and societal  pressures. Infertility is considered by many authors to be a life crisis, which can last for many years. In Australia, like most western countries, the trend to delay marriage, and even […]

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Freedom Of Religion
Freedom Of Religion
Freedom Of Religion

Freedom Of Religion

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Freedom Of Religion How do we deal with a multi-faith society? Christ amongst the ‘gods’ #1 Christ amongst the ‘gods’ #2 Christ amongst the ‘gods’ #3   Are Anti-Vilification Laws a good thing? Religion and Anti-Vilification Laws   What’s the current situation of SRE in NSW SRE in schools Freedom4Faith promotes freedom of religion and […]

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Information Technology
Information Technology
Information Technology

Information Technology

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Information Technology Technology is ubiquitous and is having a major impact in the world we live in. If, as Christians, we are to influence society and culture for the gospel we must understand and use the technology and tools of the times effectively Information and Communication Technology – Paper 1.pdf Information and Communication Technology – […]

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Refugees
Refugees
Refugees

Refugees

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Refugees Our Paper on Refugees Knocking on Australia’s Door Our one page  Summary Gordon Preece gives one Christian point of view on refugees in “We’re All Boat People: A Biblical View of Refugees”   Other useful links

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Sexualisation & Pornography
Sexualisation & Pornography
Sexualisation & Pornography

Sexualisation & Pornography

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Sexualisation & Pornography We live in a highly sexualised society. During the last 50 or so years, sex has become part of ordinary discussion in both academic and popular culture. It’s steadily become more and more normal to see, hear, talk about, and think about, sex. Advertising, movies, video games, TV shows and pop music lyrics feature sexual […]

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Atheism
Atheism
Atheism

Atheism

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Atheism Some ideas for preaching on issues raised by the New Atheism. A series of sermon resources produced by John McClean (PTC) and Michael Jensen (Moore). Preaching on atheism Does science stand against Christianity and support Atheism? Atheism Science and Christianity.pdf E Reader version Mobile Version Lawrence Krauss a well known atheist-scientist and  William Lane […]

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