Louis and those weird Americans

Louis and those weird Americans

John Carr recommends… I’ve long been a fan of Louis Theroux and am currently enjoying ‘Life on the Edge’, a retrospective TV series on ABC Ch22 made last year during lockdown. Theroux and his work are best known outside the USA and it’s good to see that he’s now...
Educating about sexual pleasure

Educating about sexual pleasure

By Rodney Eivers I have been pondering a news item I saw this week. It involved an interview with a young woman in her teens in Tasmania who criticised the style of sex education which was being presented to high school students in this day and age. Statistics were...
Deadly theology

Deadly theology

By Greg Spearritt In the wake of the Australia Day honour bestowed on tennis great and influential Christian homophobe Margaret Court, Alistair Macrae – a former president of the Uniting Church in Australia – has, like several other noteworthies, rejected his own...
Celebrating arrival

Celebrating arrival

By Greg Spearritt Australia Day, celebrated – or mourned – on January 26, marks the arrival of the First Fleet ships at Port Jackson. So much about the arrival of the British is surprisingly little-known by contemporary Australians, however. Botany Bay, for a start,...
A Catholic president

A Catholic president

By John Carr The new President’s Catholicism has been mentioned throughout the election campaign. Since Biden’s victory and, even more, since his inauguration, commentators of all stripes have been exploring in more detail how he stands in relation to the...