A renegade critique of the Australia Medical Association’s ‘Position Statement on Marriage Equality’ has recently been in the news. That the AMA uses the partisan term, ‘marriage equality’, indicates its position from the outset. The critique, spearheaded by former Tasmanian AMA president, Dr Chris Middleton, and supported by many of his colleagues, makes a clear contention: the AMA is pushing an ideological agenda.
The reminder to look towards the shore as we await the coming of our King was a theme that permeated the sessions and conversations at the PTC Women’s Conference last week. On Saturday 15 October, women from across the state of Victoria gathered together at the Presbyterian Theological College to sit under the teaching of guest speaker, Carmelina Read. Carmelina led the women through the book of 2 Thessalonians, encouraging them to ask themselves how they can best live today in light of the certain and final return of Jesus.