Culture

The Sapphires — a movie well worth seeing

Last week, thanks to a won­der­ful gift from friends I was able to get out of the house and take in din­ner and a movie with a close friend from uni. We hadn’t real­ly planned what we would see, but stum­bled across The Sapphires. Thinking it would be a good…

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Making news this week…

As I browsed through news.com.au today, I came across what must be the most impor­tant news of the week… Miley Cyrus had a hair­cut! (For those of you who don’t know, Miley Cyrus is a singer) Apparently this rev­e­la­tion sent the inter­net into a fren­zy and fans flood­ed her twit­ter…

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Being Thankful…

Today in chapel we had the priv­i­lege of hear­ing from Peter Brain, the recent­ly retired Archbishop of Armidale, speak­ing on the top­ic of thank­ful­ness. His brief mes­sage struck a chord with me, espe­cial­ly with the degree to which our soci­ety and cul­ture is some­what less than thank­ful for the things…

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Words with friends.… how do we use language?

This blog post is prob­a­bly one of the more the­o­log­i­cal­ly ori­ent­ed posts that will inter­sperse this blog, when I get a chance to think and write, and in this case it comes while im sit­ting on a plane between Melbourne and Singapore. It stems from a twit­ter dis­cus­sion that I…

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Holidays and Travelling… and the Reformation?

It seems very strange that an entire semes­ter has passed already, but indeed it has, and we have marked the end of semes­ter with the usu­al ven­er­a­ble exam week; then it will be hol­i­days. One of the great oppor­tu­ni­ties which Ridley offers is the chance to get a hands on…

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Am I, You are, are We: Australian?

On the week­end I was hav­ing a chat with a friend about some of the aspects of oth­er cul­tures that con­tribute to mak­ing them unique. Take for exam­ple the pasa­ta mak­ing day, and the oth­er var­i­ous food relat­ed gath­er­ings, that con­tribute to cre­at­ing a unique Italian cul­ture. Or the var­i­ous…

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