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The Advantage Being a Christian: It Has Kept Me Safe, And Given Me Some Useful Skills.

Lately I have heard about people who have had bad experiences with those whom they have met on ‘on line’ dating sites. Others have been the subject of trolling, or other bad behaviour via social media.   I was particularly … Continue reading

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On ‘Transcendence’ and Christianity: A Philosophical Reflection

    I often listen to the Radio National programme ‘The Philosophers’ Zone’.   The other week, they had two programmes on the topic of ‘Transcendence’. The first programme dealt with ‘Transcendence and the Ancients.’ (Mostly meaning Plato).   So … Continue reading

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What “Pale Rider” Told Me About Violence, Non-Violence and Trusting God

The other week I happened to see the Clint Eastwood movie “Pale Rider”.   This movie follows the pattern of all Westerns. A small group of people is oppressed by big business. Along comes a ‘stranger’ who saves them.   … Continue reading

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Do you remember that the Oxford English Dictionary announced that for 2106, the word of the year was ‘Post-Truth’? Since then with the rise of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ something is happening! The Enlightenment Project elevated Reason to a … Continue reading

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The Vestiges of Gladiatorial Combat and the Eucharist

While I was in Brisbane, I went to the ‘Gladiator’ exhibition at the museum.   Part of the description of the life of a gladiator was a description of how a day at the coliseum might go. First came the … Continue reading

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“Globalisation: Alienation and Accountability and the “Whispering School of Acting”

I became aware of this phenomenon at the beginning of Tom Cruise’s movie about the bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler. There he was as general von Staufenberg in Africa, speaking to his commanders, and amid the background noise, I … Continue reading

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How TV Shows Learn From Church About Ritual

The other week I was at home watching Anh Do’s ‘Brush With Fame’, as he spoke with, and painted the portrait of Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson is as TV star, but he has had huge amounts of tragedy in his … Continue reading

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