"My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit – not brute strength but glorious inner strength – that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted on love, you'll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ's
love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God." [Ephesians 3:14-19.Translation from The Message – The Bible in Contemporary Language by Eugene Peterson.]

Raimond Gaita on Common Humanity (Melbourne Writers' Festival 2015)

JRaimondGaitaWhat is a ‘common humanity’? One of Australia’s most prominent moral philosophers, Raimond Gaita, explores this fragile idea, in a world where we treat asylum seekers as criminals, lock up children and refuse to change the way we live now, despite the dire consequences for the next generations. This Talking Points session at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2015 is hosted by Maria Tumarkin. Watch the video