Shalom is much more than peace. In the Hebrew context, Shalom is thought of in relationship to the land, the soil and Gods creation. It is the opposite to no conflict. Shalom is when the eco system, the land and life is the way that it should be. It is when everything is flourishing, when everything is working the way that is should be.
If women were truly equal, and treated with equality and respect, such treatment would be unthinkable. They wouldn’t be objectified, sexualised, and treated as fodder for the twin industries of prostitution and pornography. The second class status of women makes all this possible.
We are dancing on the grave of an indigenous wisdom that farmed wildlife beautifully and was balanced and free of greed. Aborigines have been looking after the country long before the Brits rocked up in their ridiculous garb. But old British habits die hard (Rachael Treasure). Tuesday Talks: A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself
This Video went viral when Rob & Linda Robertson told their incredible story on June 20, 2013, at the last ever annual Exodus conference. It is their story of how God taught them, conservative, evangelical parents, how to TRULY love their gay son.
Only love can bring healing, peace and reconciliation. Prejudice and fear never have and never will change anything, only radical, sacrificial love can do that. I hope that in times of tension and marginalisation the church can rise up in grace, kindness and welcome – maybe this time we can prove history wrong. Nicole Conner
We should use wisdom and discernment with every piece of advice that we are given. I’m sure that gleamy helmet hair looked good on someone, just not on a 13 year old Betty Spaghetti.
Abuse is not acceptable in any relationship, it is not a Christian principle, nor does the bible support abuse in any circumstances.