Opinon

During this cur­rent ‘not-plebicite’ sea­son I have been asked sev­er­al times on var­i­ous social media plat­forms as to what my posi­tion on var­i­ous aspects of the debate are. But, apart from one more sleep deprived enquiry about jurispru­dence, I have decid­ed that I won’t be post­ing on the top­ic. More…

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Yesterday I had the time to read an excel­lent long form report from Gary Younge—a British reporter for the Guardian—on his upcom­ing depar­ture from the United States, where he has been report­ing for the past twelve years (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/01/gary-younge-farewell-to-america). Throughout his report he notes that the over­whelm­ing rea­son for his immi­nent…

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Exhaustion is Not a Status Symbol

Came across this help­ful arti­cle today that reflects on some of the top­ics cov­ered in the skills series. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/exhaustion-is-not-a-status-symbol/2012/10/02/19d27aa8-0cba-11e2-bb5e-492c0d30bff6_story.html In this inter­view with researcher Brené Brown, she looks at some of the out­come from her research on lead­er­ship and busy­ness, and has some great insight into some of the process­es behind…

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The rise of Edutainment, and its implications.

I came across this lit­tle arti­cle recent­ly from the NY Times, on the preva­lence of the broad­er gen­er­al pub­lic turn­ing to edu­ca­tion based enter­tain­ment for their down­time. Rather than mere­ly switch­ing off and not engag­ing their fac­ul­ties. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/20/education/turning-to-education-for-fun.html Let me quote from the arti­cle: What does it mean when peo­ple who…

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Perfection and Excellence — What do we strive for?

Perfect’ it seems has become a dirty word today, and even amongst Christian cir­cles, which I find exceed­ing­ly curi­ous. On Sunday I preached at my church (St Matt’s Prahran) on the line in the Lord’s Prayer ‘your will be done, on earth as in heav­en’, as part of our series on…

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In Australia it is that time of year again… sum­mer. Where the weath­er gets nicer, and in Adelaide the Tour Down Under arrives in town. Now unsur­pris­ing­ly this annu­al event sees the  sea­son­al rise of vis­i­ble cyclists, and of course accom­pa­ny­ing it the usu­al dia­tribes and vit­ri­ol flash­ing about in…

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