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Vale Jack Spong

Vale Jack Spong

Progressive Episcopalian Bishop John Shelby Spong passed away recently at the grand age of 90. Exactly 20 years ago SOFiA (then Sea of Faith in...

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It’s complicated

It’s complicated

By Greg Spearritt Many of us were shocked recently to learn of the vengeful and indiscriminate murders of Indigenous people that Tom Wills, ‘father...

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This talk of God

This talk of God

By Greg Spearritt The G word is a frustrating one. It’s thrown around, even by people who should know better, as though its meaning is clear....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Believing

Believing

By Greg Spearritt Who to believe? Attorney-General Christian Porter or the woman, unfortunately now deceased, who accused him of raping her when...

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Cheap

Cheap

By John Carr When I was growing up in the 1940s and 50s, I was often intrigued by some of the pejorative terms used by adults. The adults of my...

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