Parliament resumes today. Joining the grizzled veterans and those returning to the fray after a spell on the bench, will be forty-eight first-time Members and Senators, making up our full complement of 150 Members and 76 Senators.
Kings and courts. Armies and advisors. Taxes and treaties. Laws and land deals. Strangers and citizens. The Bible is full of the forms and functions of government. The governments mentioned in the Bible don’t always seem much like today’s governments – we don’t have as many emperors around these days… But...
In the last weekend of November, as world leaders meet in Paris for the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference, Australian Christians will come together with thousands of others in Australia and all around the world to raise their voice for climate justice.
The nations of the world have unanimously adopted the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This historic commitment creates a guide and framework to meet global challenges of poverty, inequality, violence and environmental sustainability through to the year 2030.
Maybe it seems that Micah Challenge has been a bit quiet lately. Maybe you're wondering if that silence represents inactivity and uncertainty. In our case, it’s more the silence that falls as the clouds gather and before the deluge is finally unleashed.
The Little Engine That Could is a wonderful story of a small, and struggling, train engine (enchantingly alive as things so often are in children's stories) pushing the limits of its capacity and endurance to succeed despite its own small size and the odds stacked against it.