Roundup: What’s a pastor, Christians clash, Egypt, Sydney Alliance, Foodbank, the threat of technology

Roundup: What’s a pastor, Christians clash, Egypt, Sydney Alliance, Foodbank, the threat of technology

The Pastor

Eugene Peterson, author of What Is a Pastor?,  listens for the holy in people and in the quiet of the place he loves.

Christian group clashes with gay rights advocates

As couples embraced, Christian demonstrators arrived bearing Bibles and placards and, as the rally marched to Parliament House, cries of “you’ll burn in hell” were as loud as those demanding equal rights.

Egypt revolution followed by conflict between Christians and Muslims

After the idealism of February’s revolution, Egyptians are worried about sectarian conflicts wrecking their hopes of building a better nation.

Egypt’s Coptic church leader urges end to Christian sit-in protest

Pope Shenouda III’s call follows mob violence against protesters in Cairo that left more than 70 people injured.

Sydney Alliance

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Budget: $1 million annually for Foodbank

In last week’s federal budget, the government announced it would allocate $1 million of funding per annum, to support the work of Foodbank, Australia’s largest hunger relief organisation.

How technology could bring down the church

Just like the 500-year-old Protestant Reformation, which was aided by the advent of the printing press and which helped give birth to the King James Bible, changes wrought by new technology have the potential to bring down the church as we know it.

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