Category: Read This

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...

‘What’s So Amazing About Grace?’ at 21

A recent congregation-wide challenge had me heading to our library. The challenge was designed to help individuals and families develop new spiritual practices. There...

Sobering conclusions about the state of evangelical Christianity

Review: Still Christian – Following Jesus out of American Evangelicalism, Author: David Gushee High profile Christian ethicist David Gushee’s small memoir is...

Paul’s message is universal

Review: Paul, A Biography Author: Tom Wright A new book from Tom Wright is always notable, even at the pace he churns them out, but here he returns to probably his...

What is the foundation of reality?

Review: The Reality Frame: Relativity and Our Place in the Universe Review: What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics For some, religious...

What do we sacrifice?

Review: Radical Sacrifice Author Terry Eagleton, Yale University Press Sacrifice is a multifaceted, historically changeable word. It can mean paying the ultimate price...