Category Archives: General & Overarching

Understanding > Knowledge

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We affirm that each human being is more than the sum of their parts. However, modern scientific thinking has continually diminished the human soul to little more than what is objectively perceived. By increasingly cold and materialistic evaluation, many are led to regard human beings as fragmented collections of mathematical principals, mechanical functions, and/or deterministically […]

Play in the 21st Century

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We affirm that humans are designed to play, to do things for sheer enjoyment. However, on reaching adulthood, many lose the joy of play (singing, hobbies, games) and trying new activities, often through busy-ness or self-consciousness. Therefore, we should try one at least one new activity a year (go mountain biking for the first time, […]

Good Work?

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While each person is gifted with an unique capacity to enhance family and community life through their work, activities and relationships, something else is also at play. A toxic cocktail of workload, pressure and precarious employment is leaving people drained and disenchanted. Erosion of relationships, health and sense of purpose is becoming the new normal. […]

Redeeming Influence at Workplace

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Christ gave himself to redeem us from all lawlessness, which includes every domain of society. However, today there is a big disconnect between the secular and sacred within churches and Christian community concerning one’s professional calling. We as Christians have abandoned our rightful position to the world and allowed it to set standards for us: […]

Wonderful Visible Invisible Reality

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We affirm the wonders of reality in both its physical and spiritual capacities. God has created a visible and invisible reality that is good and exists for human discovery, cultivation and benefit. However, gnostic thinking has led to a division between science and faith causing many to neglect the fulness of creation, either it be […]

The Posture of Communication

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We affirm that the sharing of one’s individual perspective via online or face to face interaction is essential to the art of communicating. Regrettably, all too often our own ignorance, desire to be heard, and deep-seated emotion inhibit us from genuinely listening to understand and learn from another individual. Therefore, we urge: 1) individuals to […]

Support of Disabled People

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We affirm that all human beings are made in the image of God and thus are of great worth. We also affirm that some people face the challenge of disabilities, and for this reason they have different needs for support from society and/or different capacities to contribute to society, compared with non-disabled people. However, many […]

From Individualism to Interdependence

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We affirm the irreducible worth of every human being. In line with the creation account, we also affirm that individuality is best fulfilled in community. However, Western culture’s focus upon individual rights and freedoms has confused means and ends so that instead of benefitting a community, individuality becomes a self-centred fixation rather than other-centred outlook. […]

Welfare of All

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We affirm that all humans are God’s creation and we are called to recognise God’s image in all humans, regardless of race and religion. This is the basis of our declared values of equality, dignity and solidarity. However, these values are being undermined by recent trends creating an ‘us’ and ‘them’ mentality, seeking equality, dignity […]

The more we do less we achieve paradox

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We affirm that human beings flourish and find fulfillment when they are accepted, valued and productive. It is a paradox that seeking our value in actions or achievements leads to disappointment and disillusionment. We accept that a disproportionate focus on good deeds over a clear message of forgiveness and hope from Christians perpetuates in society […]