A majority of one

Australia’s new federal government now officially has a parliamentary majority of one after the final seat was decided by just 37 votes. It seems politics in Australia is now a game of inches, no doubt true also of the Olympics which are about to begin in Rio. Presumably the level of motivation and organisation for […]

Elusive Archbishop of the slums

It is easy to categorise and be categorised. In many places in society the only way to get ahead is to sublimate yourself in the colours of the tribe. But a true mark of faith and healthy personality is that you are ‘elusive’ to the box-carrying, label-making mechanisms of our world. Jesus told a man, […]

What is love?

In the shadow of a Sydney public housing tower, light and love break out in a post-modern expression of ancient truth. The purely secular event, addressed at times by politicians of the left, fulfilled quite superbly the principle of the good Samaritan. Christians came, not with authority or position, but with that greatest of all […]

Dennis Prince refuses to let atheist convention go unchallenged

Rupert Murdoch has been hailed as an entrepreneurial risk-taker in launching a Sunday tabloid into the “mature and declining” market of printed newspapers with his launch of the Sun on Sunday. This has not deterred Dennis Prince from launching The Regal Standard, as a direct challenge to the second Global Atheist Convention to be held in Melbourne […]

Would the real Jesus please not wear a robe?

SMH.TV has brought us another amazing documentary, this time about a man claiming to be the Messiah and living in the wilds of Siberia. Vissarion, the Teacher, Jesus… wearing a flowing white robe, sitting on the side of a hill and teaching his followers, who also are wearing flowing white garments. Vissarion’s real name is Sergey […]