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Are angels a distraction?

Angels: A Visible and Invisible History, Peter Stanford, Hodder. French theologian Jacques Ellul once wrote, in typically contrarian fashion, that the Old Testament idea...

How should we honour the dead?

The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains, Thomas Laqueur, Princeton University Press. Saint Francis told his followers to throw his dead body on the...

Work and family as a theological dilemma

Spoiler Alert: This piece references a YouTube video entitled Perfectly Natural, from the Dust Channel. You can watch this 12 minute short film here before reading....

Creation Groans

Falter: Has the human game begun to play out? Bill McKibben, Black Inc. Clear, Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being, Paul Mason, Allen Lane. Losing Earth:...

A Long Awaited Second Coming

Review: Second Coming By Mark Russell and Richard Pace After being cancelled by DC and picked up by AHOY, Second Coming is finally available for something that all of...

Wittgenstein and God

Review: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Miles Hollingworth, Oxford. Miles Hollingworth’s new biography of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein is a natural follow-up to his biography...

Mythologies don’t explain war

Review: Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History by Mark Dapin Australia’s Vietnam veterans, many of whom afterwards couldn’t fit in and went bush, faced a rigged...

Awakening to land and history

Review: Stranger Country by Monica Tan Monica Tan is a 30-something journalist, a Sydney-dwelling, inner-city leftie with a frank, earthy vocabulary and a liking for a...

Exploring Christian Humanism

Review: Haunted by Christ: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith, Richard Harries, SPCK. The Year of our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis, Alan...

Making Mediocre McMahon Monumental

Tiberius with a Telephone: The Life and Stories of William McMahon, Patrick Mullins, Scribe. Tiberius with a Telephone is a biography of William McMahon, regarded as one...