Stephen Hall

June 3, 2016

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet

‘The Family’ is the name of a deliberately informal organization that claims to be centred on the life and teachings of Jesus. The group is best known for organizing the […]
June 3, 2016

Shitstorm: Inside Labor’s Darkest Days by Lenore Taylor

This is the beginning of the inside story of the Rudd government’s first term in office. I actually read it in the first week after the Labor caucus effectively sacked […]
June 3, 2016

Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church… by Robert E. Webber

This slim volume is terrific and I only wish that I had discovered it 20 years ago. It gives an interesting perspective on US evangelicals approaching and embracing Anglicanism. Its […]
May 30, 2016
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Creating an Inclusive Society – Tolerance vs. Acceptance

Tolerance is defined by Dictionary.com as “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry”.  Acceptance is […]