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Writing Passionate History: The Example of Jules Isaac

Must the writing of history always be undertaken in a spirit of cold detachment, or is there a legitimate place for the use of passion as a guiding force in the pursuit of historical inquiry? Traditional wisdom would suggest that … Continue reading

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Jack T. Chick and The Witches of Nar Nar Goon

The sociological phenomenon known as the ‘satanic panic’ hit the country town of Warragul in the early 1990’s, where for a brief time the locals had become alarmed at the rise in satanic ritual activity amongst the towns youth. Rumours … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer: A Confession

At this stage in my life, I find that the Lord’s Prayer is the only form of supplication I can enter into with sincerity. As I understand them, Jesus’ words to his Father are a humble expression of hope laced with … Continue reading

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Aphorisms and Reflections #1

I. What’s so good about being ‘efficient’ anyway? Sure, it saves money and time, but is not the natural end-goal of ‘efficiency’ the elimination of the human? II. The only form of activism that really counts is that which takes … 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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The Church: Relinquishing Control

I was recently chatting with a friend of mine who also works as a youth worker in his local Uniting Church. He was regaling me with a story- familiar to many of us- of the opposition he was experiencing whilst … Continue reading

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Anxiety in the Desert of the World: A Short Reflection

I am told by reputable sources that anxiety is an affliction that is not only widespread, but is also one that is particularly well suited to the present age.  But who can really understand our own time? I have long … Continue reading

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