Artciles by ETHOS Institute

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Manufactured, Manicured and Marred Beauty

When reading a book on beauty and art recently, I stumbled across an intriguing paragraph that totally grabbed my attention. The words, by Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen, read: The aestheticization of everyday life in postmodern society through the powerful impact of

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Into the Depths

“Soundings” is a series of essays that, like the waves of a sonogram, explore issues in society, culture and the church in light of the Gospel and Christian understanding. The coronavirus pandemic has presented immense challenges to people all over

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Bodily Rights

On 24 June 2022, the Supreme Court made a landmark 5-4 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which established the constitutional right to abortion in the United States in 1973. The ruling is a triumph for pro-lifers (both religious and

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Get Out!

“Come out of her, my people” (Revelation 18:4) Revelation 18 opens with an angel speaking authoritatively. A declaration is made concerning the destruction of Babylon (a cipher for Rome), as due punishment for her sins. But in verse 4, the angel

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Obligation to Future Generations

One of the most significant and yet controversial developments in genetic science in recent decades is the Human Germline Genetic Modification (HGGM) technology. By employing a set of techniques, scientists hope to be able to change the genetic composition of

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Niebuhr in Asia: Christianity and Culture

When we speak of ‘culture’, what do we mean? It is a notoriously slippery term, especially so when an Australian is writing for an unseen global readership! Culture can be ‘your culture’, ‘my culture’ or ‘our culture’. It can be