Review by NICK MATTISKE
BOOK | VIOLENT BORDERS | BY REECE JONES | VERSO
IN 2015, 3700 people died trying to enter Europe. In the decade previous, 40,000 people, possibly one-in-four who stepped on a boat, lost their lives.
Review by NICK MATTISKE
BOOK | OUR MOB, GOD’S STORY: ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTISTS SHARE THEIR FAITH | EDITED BY LOUISE SHERMAN AND CHRISTOBEL MATTINGLEY
IN one of last year’s better books, Position Doubtful, Kim Mahood wrote about how ...
Review by NIGEL TAPP
BOOK | CRIMES OF THE FATHER | BY TOM KENEALLY | PENGUIN
RENOWNED author and former seminarian Tom Keneally is no stranger to writing about the Catholic Church as well as the issue of child sex abuse ...
Review by ANN BYRNE
FILM | HIDDEN FIGURES | PG
IT’S about time – and it’s about space. It’s about gender and it’s about race.
Hidden Figures is based on the true story of three black women working at ...
Review by PENNY MULVEY
BOOK AND FILM | THE FAMILY
Cult def: a small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous.
Review by BOB FASER
TELEVISION | CALL THE MIDWIFE | ABC 1
THE fifth season of Call the Midwife confronts a range of significant social issues with the same honesty and commitment as earlier seasons.
Set in the early ...
TRAINSPOTTING 2 | FILM
Review and digital illustration by Garth Jones
Cinematic history is rife, perhaps even founded on, explorations of white male solipsism.
From Citizen Kane to There Will Be Blood, from Taxi Driver and ...
REVIEW BY NICK MATTISKE
BOOK | THE END OF PROTESTANTISM | PETER LEITHART
Peter Leithart’s book The End of Protestantism is not a lament for the decline of Western Christianity or a pessimistic prediction, but Leithart’s hope for the dismantling of ...
REVIEW BY MARGARET REESON
BOOK | OUR PRINCIPLE OF SEX EQUALITY: THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN IN THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA 1927-1977 | JULIA PITMAN
FORTY years after the inauguration of Uniting Church in Australia, it feels natural in 2017 that ...
REVIEW BY IAN TOZER
BOOK | TWO VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY, THE BIBLE AND THE CHURCH | EDITED BY PRESTON SPRINKLE
Homosexuality commonly draws out strident views. Oppositional positions seem to be the norm; dialogue is often elusive. The editor notes this is ...
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