Thankfulness is a funny thing…

Thankfulness is a funny thing. By its very nature the giving of thanks cuts straight across the self-focus of the human heart. When we are thankful for something, we acknowledge that we are in someone else’s debt… …that there are good things in our lives for which it just doesn’t seem appropriate to pat ourselves on the […]

‘be prepared to die for God’: Misleading headline of the year award

Perhaps you saw the article on SRE “contributed” to the Norfolk Islander last weekend?  In my opinion, The Australian newspaper has resorted to the worse kind of sensationalised journalism in the piece, ‘Be prepared to die for God’, kids told in state school classes (October 17th). It is worth mentioning that the story was actually discussed in […]

Friends

In the 1990’s pub trivia was changed forever when ‘buddy sitcoms’ hit TV. Millions of people would tune in each week to see if Ross and Rachael would ‘finally’ get together, or for their weekly fix of Kramer-isms. In the 2000’s the trend continued with shows like How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, Scrubs and […]