Category: Read This

An unfiltered reaction to the times

Review: Crudo Author: Olivia Laing How do we react to Trump and the almost apocalyptic madness of contemporary world events? One could be forgiven for falling into...

Is God Good For You?

Since Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion released in 2005, a number of books have explored whether or not we really need God. Responses from people of faith have...

The icon that nearly wasn’t…

Review: The House Author: Helen Pitt The Sydney Opera House is such a widely recognised building, and such a part of Australian consciousness, that it is easy to forget...

Living history of Norfolk Island and the Uniting Church

Review: Prisoners, Pitcairners and Pilgrims: A History of the Norfolk Island Methodist – Uniting Church Author: Rev. Dr Robert Wyndham Norfolk Islanders live...

A fitness odyssey

Review: Coach Fitz Author: Tom Lee Tom, the narrator of novel Coach Fitz, is a young man living in Sydney whose obsession with physical fitness in part makes up for...

A Genuinely Theological Challenge

Review: A Genuinely Theological Church Author: Geoff Thompson Geoff Thompson has long played an important role in directing the Uniting Church’s approach to theology....

The counter-cultural history of the Bible in Australia

Review: The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History Author: Meredith Lake While the Bible was an important part of the culture of Australia’s British colonizers, the...

A sharp read

Book review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn       Content Warning: Discussion of Self Harm           Whether it be Gone Girl or the new TV series of the...

A river runs through it

Review: River Dreams: The people and landscape of the Cooks River Author: Ian Tyrrell The Cooks River in Sydney’s southern suburbs lacks the grandeur of Sydney...

Turning Immigration Politics (And Comics) On Its Head

Review: Barrier 1-5 Written by Bryan K. Vaughan. Pencilled by Marcos Martín. Inked by Munsta Vicente. Months before Donald Trump announced his candidacy, Bryan K...