Universal truth?

REVIEW BY NICK MATTISKE

BOOK | INVENTING THE UNIVERSE: WHY WE CAN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT SCIENCE, FAITH AND GOD | ALISTER MCGRATH

Confronting the New Atheists is ...

All creatures

REVIEW BY REV IAN SMITH

BOOK | ANIMALS IN RELIGION | REV BARBARA ALLEN

This book is timely; in the midst of the growing global concern around climate change and the future of our world as we know and understand it, ...

Highway to Nell

REVIEW BY GARTH JONES

EXHIBITION | NEϟLL | SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM

The Maitland raised, Sydney-based Nell opened her eponymous show at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) last ...

Australian stories

DOCUMENTARY | THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE

Review by Deb Bennett

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe documents writer Ros Horin’s involvement with a group of women from the migrant community of Baulkham Hills, west of Sydney. The film is a behind-the-scenes ...

Challenging stereotypes

Review by TIM LAM

BOOK | WHEN MICHAEL MET MINA | RANDA ABDEL-FATTAH

What happens when a teenager from an anti-immigration family meets a young Afghan refugee? That is the premise of Randa Abdel-Fattah’s latest young adult novel, When Michael Met ...

Enemy within

Review by Garth Jones

BOOK | AMERICAN POLITICS IN THE TIME OF TRUMP | DON WATSON

AS the United States prepares to head to one of the most divisive Presidential polls in history, author and speechwriter Don Watson returns with his ...

Playing God

Review by Emmet O’Cuana

VIDEO GAME | DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION

I did not expect to find myself reflecting on the nature of religion while playing a horned giant ‘Qunari’ using magic spells to fend off attacks from a demon horde. But ...

The legacy of Augustine

Review by Nick Mattiske

BOOK | ON AUGUSTINE | ROWAN WILLIAMS

Born in 354 AD, Saint Augustine was a modern thinker, relentless in his inquiring, and insightful on the formation of the self, traits that endear him to the secular as well ...

Letters home

Review by Renate Howe

BOOK | DEAR FAMILY: LETTERS FROM ARNHEM LAND 1962-1966 | BETH GRAHAM

How fortunate that these letters, written 50 years ago while Beth Graham and her husband Leigh were Methodist missionaries at Yirrkala and Croker Island in ...

Reasonable to believe

Review by David Southwell

BOOK | BEYOND BELIEF | HUGH MACKAY

Beyond Belief is both a survey of contemporary Australian approaches to spirituality and a polemic tract outlining the author’s view of how God, Jesus and the Bible should be understood.

One ...