Lo and behold, it’s the end of the first week of work and the blog remains unattended to. So how’s your week back been? Here are some highlights.
On climate change and mental health
Corey Watts Hot Australia takes a toll on mental health
On women giving sermons
If you haven’t seen it yet, Lionel Windsor has written a response to pot-stirrer-in-chief, John Dickson.
As has Peter Bolt (without actually engaging with John’s argument so I’m assuming this is just a warm up).
Also we have Luke Collings (who shows a curious fondness for Capital Letters).
I haven’t found a response from a woman as yet (Claire Smith where are you?). Perhaps it’s too personal for us.
Dickson has promised a response to Windsor sometime this week.
On capitalism and church
Tim Gombis Values of capitalism and the Church
On the history of marriage
Radio National Marriage Australian style
On equal pay for equal work
Wendy Harmer This is totally unacceptable
Tracey Spicer Hey blokes! See you and raise you
and on ‘boys vs girl’ marketing, Corinne Grant Boys vs Girls marketing? Not buying it!
On the Arab Spring
On putting things into practice
On les Miserables
Chris Berg A revolution for our times
and on disability and being able to actually watch the movie
Gary Kerridge CaptiView: A raw deal for cinema goers
On the beach
From Dave Macca
The sea was sparkling,
the water was cool,
the surf was a good size.
I took off on a wave,
felt it pushing me forward,
and rode it to the beach.
My lungs were working hard,
sucking in every breath,
it was exhilarating!
Ride after ride,
gasping for every breath.
Two years since I’d caught a wave,
last year I barely got wet,
and now I’m body surfing!
swimming and surfing,
smiling with joy.
I felt like I’d been given my life back.
Thank you God!