Conversation or conflict? 

PENNY MULVEY Crosslight published a letter from Rev David Brown with the heading ‘Learning from Islam’ in our October edition.

Noisy gongs and clanging cymbals

PENNY MULVEY Have you ever considered what a respectful conversation might sound like? This might seem an odd question if you are always respectful.

Respectful conversations needed

PENNY MULVEY The perception of Christians that respected journalist and commentator David Marr expressed on the ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday was both confronting and troubling.

Bigger than…perhaps, but not better than

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.

Locked out even in laneway

PENNY MULVEY When is an alcove a home? Sadly, it is more often than any of us would like to imagine as we enjoy the comfort of four walls and a cosy bed.

Ministry of War

On the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan in Vietnam, we look back on the war that divided a nation and – some would say – divided a church.

Rules of engagement

PENNY MULVEY The tranquil view from the windows of neat as a pin Cape-Cod houses across to the waters of Aquidneck Island belied the topic of conversation – how Christians, and the church in particular, hold a commitment

Where there’s a will

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.

Word wise

By PENNY MULVEY Political correctness is defined by Wikipedia as follows:  “commonly abbreviated to PC, is a term which, in modern usage, is used to describe language, policies, or measures which are intended not to offe

Church leads the way

PENNY MULVEY The ABC is once again inviting Australian voters to participate in the online civic engagement tool, Vote Compass, in the lead up to the July federal election.