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Knowledge of the past

“Most of all, perhaps, we need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present, to remind us that the basic assumptions have been quite different in different periods […]

The moral case for sustainability

Broadcast on 2CH, Sunday 27 Jan 2013. A recent study has found that encouraging people to adopt ecologically sustainable behaviours based on the moral rather than economic case may be more effective. The Guardian newspaper reports that in an experiment conducted at a Dutch petrol station, researchers compared two messages aimed […]

T E Ruth and The Common Weal

In 1918 the Australian Baptist Publishing House (ABPH) released a book by the Rev. Thomas Elias Ruth (1875-1956) titled The Common Weal: Eighteen Studies in Social Subjects.[1]  The book included a foreword by Professor Meredith Atkinson of the University of Melbourne,[2] and was dedicated by the author to Arthur Black, […]

Charles Dickens and Jesus Christ

This year marks the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, author of A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, and many more best-selling novels. As Dr Greg Clarke, CEO of Bible Society Australia, said in this month’s issue of Eternity newspaper, Dickens is well known for capturing a […]