The history of theological reflection is one of disputes and battles. This is not a bad thing. It is as Christians have engaged with different and sometimes false views that key tenets of orthodoxy have been refined. However, as essential as these battles are, they tend to focus on determining the boundaries of orthodoxy.
When Rosie Batty was appointed Australian of the Year for 2015, we knew (or at least hoped) it would get everyone talking about domestic violence. It seems to have worked, and now we can only pray that real and lasting good comes from all that talking. Despite growing community awareness and concern, statistics suggest domestic abuse is rife, and that it’s not only outside the church.