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NSW ACC Gathering: March 3
NSW ACC Gathering Autumn 2018
Over 60 members gathered for the NSW ACC Gathering held at Grace Christian Church (Panania UC): On Saturday 3rd March
ACC was pleased to welcome the Moderator of the Synod of NSW & ACT:
Rev Simon Hansford
Who spoke on The Moderator’s vision for the UCA in relation to the Basis of Union.
After lunch a forum with ACC speakers was held. The event was live-streamed for other members interest.
Confessing School of Faith
The Assembly of Confessing Congregations has established a School of Faith for our time.
A helpful bag of resources for Easter 2018.
The 2017 Robert Iles Memorial Lecture:
Reason, Repentance, and the Individual: Recovering the Religious Roots of Western Civilisation
presented by Rev. Peter Kurti on 18 October, 2017 at Burnside City Uniting Church in Adelaide, is available for viewing online and downloading in booklet form.
Peter is the Senior Research Fellow, Religion and Civil Society, at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney.
Reason, repentance, and the individual are three of the principal roots of Western civilization. They are, moreover, roots that are set firmly in the rich soil of our Judeo-Christian heritage. But the danger is that as our commitment to that heritage weakens, so, too, does our capacity to defend the roots of the West that sustain our society, our democracy, and, indeed, our civilization. Indifference to those roots might well pose a significant threat to the fabric of Australian society. And in Australia, the problem appears to be more than one of mere indifference. This Occasional Paper argues that the West cannot remain the West if it becomes indifferent or hostile to its religious heritage. The task, therefore, is to recover an understanding of some of the principal ways in which Christianity serves as the very foundation of the secularism that characterises Western Civilisation.
An electronic version for reading online or printing can be found at CIS
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Rev. Ted Curnow reviews The Gospel and Neo-pagan Culture by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson,