Category: Read This

A comfort zone success

Review: The Institute by Stephen King Reading a Stephen King book is like taking a gamble with a pair of loaded dice – you’re probably in for a good time, but things...

Is Christianity Rational?

Irrationality, Justin E H Smith, Princeton. Stop Being Reasonable, Eleanor Gordon-Smith, Newsouth. Is Christianity rational? Reasonable? There is a tradition of natural...

Apocalyptic Good News

As Rev. Prof Dean Drayton explains in his latest book – Apocalyptic Good News – it’s how we articulate the gospel in a way that people can understand, and how we...

Dead End

Review: The Walking Dead final issue Written by Robert Kirkman, art by Charlie Adlard After 16 years, and spawning three TV shows and a number of videogames, Robert...

The life of the mind

Review: The Weil Conjectures – On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown ‘Where are numbers?’ Karen Olsson asks her equally maths-obsessed son. Her book takes...

Breathing life into the whole church

Review: Growing Young All churches are growing old but strategic churches are growing young. This is the opening line of the growing young website at...

Space and the sparkle of technology

The Apollo Chronicles, Brandon Brown, Oxford. Reaching for the Moon, Roger Launius, Yale. Putting aside for a moment the ethical issue of whether it was worth all the...

Resilience in the face of colonisation

The Original Australians: Revised and Updated Edition, Josephine Flood, Allen and Unwin. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, David Treuer, Corsair. Josephine Flood is...

Second Coming continues series’ momentum

Review: Second Coming issue two By Mark Russell and Richard Pace Following on from an inaugural issue showed that the initial controversy was out of proportion, and that...

An Odyssey through multicultural Australia

Review: ‘A Multicultural Odyssey’ A Memoir (almost) sans regrets by James Houston OAM. From childhood reminiscences conjuring up a simpler era without becoming mired...