What is GIST?

The Gospel In Society Today (GIST) Committee is appointed by the Presbyterian Church of Queensland’s State Assembly to engage with questions being asked by people in our society, responding from a framework that understands and expresses the Gospel of Jesus. Our committee develops issues papers to articulate this approach, and then uses these papers as a basis for finding and telling stories about life in this world.

Stories and Articles

Bringing Domestic Violence into the light

  In July the ABC launched a public conversation on domestic violence in religious communities through the publication of a series of articles. One long article by journalists Julia Baird and Hayley Gleeson featured the first hand testimonies of women in conservative evangelical churches who have been abused by their husbands and found the response …

Living Faithfully in a Suffering Averse Age: A seminar from the 2017 Presbyterian Church of Queensland Assembly

The Gospel In Society Today Committee presented two workshops unpacking some of the implications of our white papers at the 2017 PCQ Assembly. In this seminar we speak about how to live faithfully in an age that seeks to not just minimise pain and suffering but to avoid it all together — not just in …


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GIST is a committee of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland.