Ben Rae

Proclaiming Jesus at UWA


Campus Director

Ben first clearly understood the implications of the gospel through the Christian Union while he was studying Science at UWA and so has a special place in his heart for UWA. Ben works alongside the Christian Union students and staff to evangelise UWA, edify the current students, equip them for ministry, and export them as Christians who are solidly grounded in Christ. He is married to Shelley and they have one daughter, Emily.
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Living beyond YOLO and FOMO

Jacinta is a 3rd year Agricultural Science and Commerce student at the University of Western Australia. She shares about her experience last year at her third Mid Year Conference, exploring the topic of Resurrection... Taking us beyond YOLO (and FOMO) I went along to my third Mid Year Conference (MYC) knowing I...

How to be blessed

The Beatitudes (the 'Blesseds', Matthew 5:1-10) have seeped into our cultural consciousness. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” is a staple of journalists, while, “Blessed are the peacemakers” finds itself on the lips of politicians hoping that theirs will be the Nobel Peace Prize.At first glance...

Transforming the world?

Edited by Jamie A. Grant and Dewi A. Hughes Nottingham: IVP, 2009 In the last 20 years social responsibility has emerged as a prominent topic amongst evangelicals. The prevailing view seems to be that in the 19th century much of the church abandoned the gospel of Jesus Christ for a 'social gospel', where '...

The gospel & social action

God has blessed many of us with comfortable lives, yet when we turn on the TV or read a newspaper we are instantly confronted with suffering on a scale that would be unimaginable if it were not right there in front of us. We see earthquakes, tsunamis, war, corruption, oppression and injustice destroying lives around...

The Resurrection of the Son of God

Written by NT Wright London, England: SPCK, 2003 What did Jesus' disciples mean when they said he had been raised from the dead? Historically Christians understood them to mean that Jesus had actually been restored to physical life with a transformed body never to die again. But with the rise of modernism many...