Monthly Archives: January 2018

Theological Books that Time Forgot #1

William H. Shannon. Thomas Merton’s Dark Path: The Inner Experience of a Contemplative (New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1981) Welcome to the first in my new series! In these posts I will review obscure, comedic and neglected books throughout … Continue reading

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Worship Music and the Jesus Fetish

‘I wanna sit at your feet. Drink from the cup in your hand. Lay back against you and breathe, here your heart beat This love is so deep, it’s more than I can stand. I melt in your peace, it’s … Continue reading

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The Unabomber: Between Sympathy and Condemnation

I have recently enjoyed watching Netflix’s mini-series Manhunt, which details the life and crimes of Ted Kaczynski- better known as the infamous Unabomber. Although already familiar with Kaczynski’s reign of terror, I found the emphasis this series placed on the … Continue reading

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Why You Won’t Catch Me at a Hillsong Event

For my birthday weekend last year I was lucky enough to be in Melbourne visiting my family. They had arranged to fly me down and take me out to dinner at some fancy place in the CBD on the Sunday … Continue reading

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Channel 10’s The Bachelor: An Abyss of Mediocrity and Nothingness

A few months ago I happened to steal a glance at faux-reality show The Bachelor. At the time I had my Kierkegaard book tucked under my arm ready for a pleasant evenings writing, when I overheard the TV in the … Continue reading

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A Brief Reflection on the Death of Rock and Roll

To what should we attribute the death of Rock and Roll? Is it the rise of dj (lowercase deliberate) culture and its insipid use of prepackaged sounds? Perhaps we could blame the phenomenon of live music venues closing due to … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Contextualising Theology

In his book Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology, Daniel L. Migliore writes that ‘all theology is contextual.’ (1) By this Migliore refers to the now well-established notion of theological work being the result of an interaction between … Continue reading

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