Warts and all

Warts and all

By Greg Spearritt Repeatedly we seem to look for some unequivocal person, group or ideology that we can swear by. There’s no shortage of people offering such a thing, of course. It really hurts, however, when that in which we have placed unwavering faith lets us down....
Complexity and satisfaction

Complexity and satisfaction

By Dallas Elvery Let me begin by introducing a designer friend of mine. There are some activities that she seems to get really absorbed in. Curly problems with myriad restrictions and complex expectations can be daunting. She doesn’t usually get there in an instant....
COVID culpability?

COVID culpability?

By Greg Spearritt More than a year after COVID-19 burst onto the world stage, religion is still enabling its spread. It didn’t take long in 2020 for quackery of all kinds to emerge from religious groups. It wasn’t just religion, of course: the morally bereft hell-bent...
Not just men

Not just men

By Greg Spearritt Let me state up front: the current gender crisis is not up to women to fix. It’s male behaviour and a deeply sexist culture, and a society designed by and for men, that are at the root of the issue. We all have a part to play, especially men. Our...
Church schools and women

Church schools and women

By Greg Spearritt No doubt the issues around attitudes to women and skewed attitudes to sex are society-wide, but there are microcosms of particularly misogynistic views. One such microcosm is the private school sector, especially the ‘elite’ private boys schools. So...