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Faith on the wrong side of history

Does faith make a difference?

The phrase "the wrong side of history" is often used as a put down. It is a critique of an outmoded idea, proved wrong by the facts of the modern world.

This week at City Legal, Al Stewart explored whether choosing to follow Jesus would put you on "the wrong side of history".

Faith and the seduction of success

Does faith make a difference?

Our city is full of powerful companies, governments and media outlets that seem to offer the path to success.

This week at City Legal, Al Stewart explored what it might look like to trust God when the world seems so big and powerful.

Living in the light of judgement

How to get ready for the end of the world

Our news is full of predictions of impending doom. Global warming, economic failure, and the rise of the alt-right.

Yet the Christian notion of a 'Day of Judgement' has been parodied as the domain of apocalyptic fanatics, or the ultimate form of spiritual manipulation. But what does the Bible have to say on the topic, and what if anything might it contribute to a contemporary spirituality?

Our speaker is Kanishka Raffel who is the Dean of the Anglican Cathedral of St Andrews in Sydney. Kanishka was formerly a lawyer with Blake Dawson (now Ashurst).

Understanding judgement

How to get ready for the end of the world

Our news is full of predictions of impending doom. Global warming, economic failure, and the rise of the alt-right.

Yet the Christian notion of a 'Day of Judgement' has been parodied as the domain of apocalyptic fanatics, or the ultimate form of spiritual manipulation. But what does the Bible have to say on the topic, and what if anything might it contribute to a contemporary spirituality?

Our speaker is Kanishka Raffel who is the Dean of the Anglican Cathedral of St Andrews in Sydney. Kanishka was formerly a lawyer with Blake Dawson (now Ashurst).

Establishing Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal

How the rule of law was preserved during the Handover in 1997

A key issue during the Handover of Hong Kong to Chinese rule was establishing a Court of Final Appeal.

Prior to the handover, matters were referred to Britain’s Privy Council. But this would be no longer appropriate. In addition, China had a different legal system. How would the rule of law be preserved?

The Edge returns in 2019

Be sure to go to theedge.live for dates, speakers and topics

Thank you for all of the support in 2018. We are looking forward to the new season of the Edge. We will return on 14 March 2019

Keep an eye on theedge.live for speakers and topics.

Take it to The Edge in 2019

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Faith and the hard lesson of humility

Is there a link between humility and faith?

If you were to ask the person working next to you "What would it take for you to trust God?" What answer would they give? A typical answer might be "I would trust God if he showed me undeniable proof he exists." Another answer might be "I would trust God if he gave me (insert the thing I really want)." Not many, if any, would answer "I would start trusting God if he took away my power, wealth and status." But in this part of Daniel, being humbled by God is exactly what leads to faith in him.

Faith when the heat is on

What does faith look like when the heat is on?

Faith can be costly. The cost can vary depending on which part of the world you're in. Sometimes, the cost may be more of an inconvenience but other times it is deadly. Why are people willing to pay the price of faith? What might it look like for people in our city to live with faith when the heat is on?

Faith on the wrong side of history

We often hear claims that history is heading in a certain direction, but is it? And if so, where is it headed?

"Are you on the wrong side of history?" is a question that asks you to consider where you think the future is headed. It can be a good question to ask because what you believe about the future will affect how you live now. We often hear claims that history is heading in a certain direction, but is it? And if it is, which side will followers of Jesus find themselves on? The right side or the wrong side?

Faith and the seduction of success

Can faith make a difference in the real world?

In our world of powerful companies, governments and media outlets it can seem that these offer the path to success. Faith in God can seem like naïve wishful thinking. What might it look like to trust God when the world seems so big and powerful?