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 ...
REVIEW BY MARK ZIRNSAK
BOOK | HUMAN TRAFFICKING, THE BIBLE AND THE CHURCH | MARION L S CARSON
THIS book has two sections. The first explores what the Bible says about slavery and how that can inform a Christian response to ...
FILM | A STREET CAT NAMED BOB | PG
Review by BARBARA ALLEN
Loosely based on James Bowen’s 2012 autobiography, A Street Cat Named Bob, this movie is about the relationship between a homeless man and a cat.
Bowen (brilliantly played ...
Garth Jones reviews The Book of Mormon.
Religious satire has existed for millennia, pre-dating Christianity itself.
From the work of Greek playwright Aristophanes – circa 400BC – through to last year’s ribald Seth Rogen animated comedy Sausage Party, the tradition ...
REVIEW BY STEVEN CRUMP
BOOK SET | THE LABOUR OF LOVE: LENTEN STUDIES ON FOLLOWING CHRIST AT WORK | JOHN BOTTOMLEY
This series of Lenten Studies provides an opportunity to reflect on God’s presence in our daily work – paid or ...
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