Review by NICK MATTISKE
BOOK | GOD IS NO THING: COHERENT CHRISTIANITY | RUPERT SHORTT
There is a strain of English Christianity that sees faith as entirely reasonable and sensible, like packing an umbrella when the weather looks inclement.
We see it ...
Review by GARTH JONES
TELEVISION | PREACHER | MA
Critic Adam Marshall, writing for Christianity Today, characterises AMC Television’s adaptation of cult graphic novel Preacher as being part of the presently popular vanguard of superhero entertainment.
Reflecting upon these stories as miracle ...
Review by Bob Faser
BOOK | DISTURBING MUCH, DISTURBING MANY: THEOLOGY PROVOKED BY THE BASIS OF UNION | GEOFF THOMPSON
Since 1977, there have been numerous studies of the Basis of Union of the Uniting Church in Australia. Nevertheless, this recent ...
Review by Rev Dr Craig Thompson
BOOK | MANIFESTO FOR RENEWAL | ANDREW DUTNEY
A good history is informative, sobering and inspiring. Rev Prof Andrew Dutney’s 2016 revised and expanded edition of his 1986 Manifesto for Renewal is such a history. ...
Review by Penny Mulvey
FILM | BEN-HUR | M
It is a brave director who takes on the might of a movie so iconic for its size and excesses that it is part of our lexicon.
The 1959 version of Ben-Hur won ...
Review by Garth Jones
BOOK | CONFRONTING RELIGIOUS DENIAL OF SCIENCE: CHRISTIAN HUMANISM AND THE MORAL IMAGINATION | CATHERINE M. WALLACE
In last June’s Crosslight, I reviewed Prof David Tacey’s Beyond Literal Belief: Religion As Metaphor. Tacey’s book characterised the Bible ...
Book | People, Places and Planes: Presidential Field Notes and Reflections | Andrew Dutney
Review by DAVID SOUTHWELL
The alliterative title promises a blur of meetings, travel and activity, which is what you largely get in this collection of Andrew Dutney’s on-the-go articles, speeches, ...
Film | Ghostbusters | PG
Review by GARTH JONES
If you’re not a reader of online social media, you may be happily unaware of a toxic strain of male ‘geek’ known as a Men’s Rights Activist (MRA). MRAs see themselves as ...
Book | The Art of Interfaith Spiritual Care: Integration of Spirituality in Health Care Regardless of Religion or Beliefs | Walter Blair Stratford
Review by TONI EREBOR
The pattern for this book is shaped on recognition that, while religious expressions differ markedly in ...
Movie | Goldstone | M
Review by PENNY MULVEY
There is something remarkably familiar about Ivan Sen’s latest cinematic masterpiece, Goldstone, and yet disturbingly strange.
Australian outback movies have been entertaining and horrifying audiences for many decades, but Sen brings a fresh ...
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