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Halloween vs. Christmas By John Dickson

With timely comment, John Dickson, author and founding director of the Centre for Public Christianity, asks some Christian questions about Halloween and Christmas.

Submitted by lewis, 5 Nov 2012, 1:27 pm
Universities and mission By Ross McKenzie

When you think of Christian mission, what is your fist thought? What strategies come to mind immediately? I can almost guarantee that whatever you thought of, it wasn't this: plant a university. No. Not a seminary or Bible college. A university. Ross McKenzie, Professor of Physics at the University of Queensland, was prompted to ponder the question of the place of universities in Christian mission when reading through a paper from Ralph Winter.

Submitted by lewis, 5 Nov 2012, 1:25 pm
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Have you heard of The Conversation? Are you one of their registered researchers and contributors? Why not? The Conversation says it is, "an independent source of analysis, commentary and news from the university and research sector." It's something like an aggregated blog for researchers. Here at The Simeon Network, one of our core values is living as public Christians. The Conversation is a platform designed for researchers to think in public. Sign up and make your thinking public.

Submitted by lewis, 5 Nov 2012, 1:23 pm
Neil Foster mixes personal and professional publications at

Berkeley Electronic Press or makes it easy for you publish both personal and professional articles in one location where visitors can decide to follow your future publications. Neil Foster, Associate Professor of Law at Newcastle University, is using as a platform for his public Christianity as he includes an article on the resurrection of Jesus amongst articles on torts and property law, and still others on Law and religion. Get more information at

Submitted by lewis, 5 Nov 2012, 1:22 pm
Religion's flowers need transcendental roots By Chris Mulherin

An interesting article in The Melbourne Anglican from Chris Mulherin about Alain de Botton's Religion for Atheists and a taxonomy of non-religious belief.

Submitted by james, 5 Nov 2012, 1:18 pm
Atheists can't see that faith complements Science By Ian Harper

Ian Harper, author, economist, and former head of the Fair Pay Commission, argues that the Christian faith is a complement to science, rather than being in competition.

Submitted by lewis, 5 Nov 2012, 1:17 pm
Science and faith can co-exist, says inventor of Bionic Ear By Stephen Lunn

In an interview with Stephen Lunn, Graeme Clark, inventor of the Bionic Ear, discusses his concern that the recent New Atheist movement purports to speak for all scientists.

Submitted by lewis, 5 Nov 2012, 1:15 pm
The Erosion of Christendom and the Predicament of Science By Philip Burcham

Professor Philip Burcham, from the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia, argues in the June edition of Quadrant Magazine that, far from Christianity being a roadblock for Science, the erosion of Christianity in the west has placed Science in a precarious position, setting it adrift form its foundational moorings. [This article can only be read by subscribers to Quadrant Magazine.]

Submitted by lewis, 5 Nov 2012, 1:14 pm
We need more religion, but we don't need its zeal By Justine Toh

Discussing Terry Eagleton's book, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate, Justine Toh, from the Centre for Public Christianity, makes a case for more religion, not less.

Submitted by lewis, 5 Nov 2012, 1:11 pm


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