We explore what it means to be Jesus followers, living out justice and compassion amidst the broken realities of our world.
A Call to Places of Pain | Ruth PaDilla DeBorst
In a world bent on guaranteeing security and shielding people from pain, God's Spirit into the world sends us in the opposite direction, not as masochists nor as messiahs, but simply as friends of Jesus and, consequently, of others.
Power and Privilege | Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Brooke Prentis, Joel McKerrow
Western culture tell us that we need to amass personal power and influence. In Jesus, we see an example of someone who shared his power with others and who calls his followers to live differently to the world. Join Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Brooke Prentis and Joel McKerrow as they discuss how we can follow Jesus by relinquishing power in our own lives and how we can recognise and build healthy ways of sharing and shifting power in our every day.
Brooke Prentis is an Aboriginal Christian Leader from the Wakka Wakka peoples, the CEO of Common Grace, Coordinator of the Grasstree Gathering, also a scholar, writer and much sought after voice on indigenenous and justice issues impacting Australia. Find a list of Theological Resources from Common Grace, including Brooke's papers here.
Ruth Padilla De Borst is a theologian, missioligest, educator and storyteller. She's been involved in leadership development and theological education for Integral Mission in her native Latin America for several decades.
Joel McKerrow is an award winning writer, speaker, educator, creativity specialist and one of Australia’s most successful, internationally touring, performance poets. He is also the Artist Ambassador for Tearfund Australia and launched his lasted book "Woven, a faith for the dissatisfied" at the 2019 Justice Conference.
Good Governance | CMA Standards Council
Elise is joined by Stephen Kerr the Executive Director of CMA Standards Council and Karen Naylor, Board Member of CMA, to talk about the importance of good governance, leadership and management in building trust and efficiency in Christian organisations.
Find out more about The Justice Conference Australia here
This interview was recorded early in December 2019
Lament | Jo Herbert James
Jo Herbert James has a MA from Kings College London focused on the impact of consumerism and individualism on the western church, on the planet and on the environment. She is one of the most compelling voices on why that's important to us as Christians and the Church to address waste. She speaks at the Melbourne 2019 conference on the importance of lament.
For further resources mentioned in this episode please refer to Tearfund rubbish campaign.
You'll find more information on The Justice Conference Australia here.
Faith Rooted Advocacy | Adam Taylor
Sojourner's Rev. Adam Taylor speaks on the importance of public discipleship, advocacy rooted in faith and community organisation for transforming systems towards justice.
True Worship | Carolyn Francis
Rev Carolyn Francis speaks on the nature of true worship and justice in this hopeful message.