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The Fabelmans

“Amidst much talk about vocation in the Church, director Stephen Spielberg has created a thoroughly entertaining and multi-layered meditation on the subject that never fails to enthral,” says Jonathan Sargeant from St Francis College

Video

On Earth festival

Embrace the Joy of On Earth festival 2022 with this lovely video featuring Blackstar Coffee kids’ sack race; Christ Church, Yeronga Youth Hip Hop Gospel Dance Troupe; First Nations singer-songwriter and St Francis College student Lydia Fairhall; the Baroona Farm team; The Parish of Robina’s Director of Music and Technology, Jackson King; Anglicare’s Thread Together clothing van; On The Way podcast’s Dom Fay and The Rev’d Sue Grimmett; forum panelists; and, workshop facilitators

News

Hit On Earth festival returns

The hit On Earth festival will return in October, exploring “Embracing Joy” under blossoming jacarandas at St Francis College, with another talented line-up of performers and artists set to help our community raise money for justice initiatives

Reflections

Protest songs, country, religious rock, disco and folk: inspiring music of the 70s

“As part of a world-wide campaign to end the Vietnam War, musicians wrote and released songs that resonated with listeners. Many of these songs still do. John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ is a classic – it is often sung at big international charity events…And, Jimmy Cliff’s ‘Vietnam’ was hailed by Bob Dylan as the ‘the greatest protest song ever written’,” says Bob Randle from Holy Hermits Online, as he reminisces on iconic music of the 1970s

Films & TV

NOPE

“If you want to see a film for a chuckle that you forget on the drive home, this might work…But if you love a film that entertains, while playing on your mind, leaving you discussing fervently for days afterwards, gradually unlocking its sophisticated riddles, say ‘yes’ to NOPE! This is complex art soaked in popcorn thrills,” says anglican focus film reviewer, Jonathan Sargeant from St Francis College