Book | Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer | Dr Rowan Williams
Review by CRAIG THOMPSON
Rowan Williams’ Being Christian is a great introduction to the basics, and the not-so-basics, of Christian faith.
Fundamental to Williams’ account of the Christian life is our being given a ...
Book | Quarterly Essay- Firing Line, Australia’s Path To War | James Brown
Review by GARTH JONES
‘Si vis pacem, para bellum.’ (‘If you want peace, prepare for war’).
As a pacifist, I came to former Australian Army Officer James Brown’s ...
Film | God Willing (Subtitled) | (PG)
By PENNY MULVEY
Billed as ‘Italy’s #1 smash-hit comedy’ and titled God Willing, one can’t help but be a little curious.
In an era where the reputation of Catholic priests has been severely tarnished, ...
Book | Servants and Leaders | Graham Downie
Review by ALAN RAY
A senior federal minister was furious about a front page photograph on The Canberra Times newspaper where Graham Downie was the religion reporter. “Haven’t you seen the photo; are you blind?”, demanded ...
Film | My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 | PG
Reviewed by BOB FASER
I never thought a sequel could ever be better than the original film. It’s particularly hard for a sequel to exceed the original when the first film set ...
Book | Building Bridges | Joe Reich
Review by EMMET O’CUANA
Building Bridges is the third book by Melbourne ophthalmologist Joe Reich. Launched to a packed room at the Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival in May, Reich’s mixture of ironic humour and wry ...
BOOK | SURREY HILLS UNITING: A CHURCH HISTORY | GRAHAM BEANLAND
Review by Gwenda Smyth (SHUC Elder)
When Graham Beanland came to Surrey Hills Uniting Church some years ago, he discovered that, though there were documents by the dozen and considerable pride in ...
Hunt for the Wilderpeople | Film | PG
Review by GARTH JONES
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is New Zealand writer/director Taika Waititi’s (Eagle vs Shark) fourth feature film.
A family-oriented wilderness adventure comedy, Waititi’s latest is based on the 1996 book ...
Book | Angry Birds: The Movie | G
Reviewed by: JAMES NEL, 10 years old (with help from his mum).
Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in when everyone else around you seems to be happy? Then you know ...
CD | I Am Loved: Community Songs for Children and Children’s Ministry
Review by ROB HANKS (Youth Worker)
I Am Loved is a crowd-funded children’s ministry music project produced by collaborators and friends, Heather Price and Alison Davies. The women were ...
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