Prepare to be a gangster?

Prepare to be a gangster?

Recently, on Richard Feidler’s Conversations, I heard the story of John ‘Chow’ Hayes, a notorious Sydney gangster. Chow was born in 1911, the illegitimate son of a prostitute. His upbringing

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Does Christianity foster violence?

Does Christianity foster violence?

Again, I find myself captivated by ‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World,’ a book which surveys history and theology over several thousand years, focussing on humanity’s

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Where do you come from?

Where do you come from?

My father was a minister, as was my grandfather, on my mother’s side. (What chance did I have? I did resist ministry for some time, only saying ‘Yes’ after experimenting

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Would you believe it?

Would you believe it?

Happy New Year to all! I hope 2019 offers you many opportunities to wonder and gain new insights. Recently, I returned from a few days’ break in Canberra. While there,

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On doubt and identity

On doubt and identity

Leigh Sales has written a helpful little monograph, ‘On Doubt,’ in which she interrogates the experience of doubting, and traces the emergence of an approach to journalism – her own.

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Think outside the square

Think outside the square

The other day, I read about the young American congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has made quite an impression since being elected. She is young, charismatic and articulate. More than this,

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