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Two cheers for techno-optimism, but beware the dangers of techno-enthusiasm

“As well as naïve, the techno-enthusiasm I have described is inadequate because it rests on an incomplete view about the nature of humanity and our place in creation. The implicit ‘naturalist’ worldview of the techno-enthusiast is one that leaves out a transcendental framework, which undergirds our concepts of the common good and human responsibility,” says Provincial Clergy Conference speaker, The Rev’d Dr Chris Mulherin

"1996 sees Owen (Justice Smith) dealing with high school as an isolated seventh-grade loner, adrift from the concerns of the students around him. That is until he meets Maddy (Brigette Lundy-Paine), a slightly older student, reading an episode guide for the TV show, The Pink Opaque," says Jonathan Sargeant
Films & TV

I Saw The TV Glow

Whilst acknowledging that I Saw the TV Glow is not for everyone’s tastes, I left entranced and have been pondering the experience for weeks,” says Jonathan Sargeant from FormED Faith

Reflections

Why everyone should care about aged care reform

“You might be asking — why should I care about aged care or aged care reform? When I asked two of Anglicare’s aged care leaders this question, the following is what they shared,” says Dr Stephen Harrison, Director of Mission, Research and Advocacy at Anglicare Southern Queensland

Justice & Advocacy

“Remember the Sudanese people in your personal prayers and in your Sunday service intercessions”

“Despite what people may read or hear in the media, the war in Sudan is not about religion. In 2021 when my Anglican priest father was murdered — at a time when the unrest, that led to the war, started — Muslims and Christians gathered for his funeral. My priest father was beloved by the whole community. The war is about resources — about access to gold and oil,” says The Rev’d Rebecca King