Behind the news

Prisoners and machetes

July 12, 2010 | The Bula Blog TeamWhat are the Youthworks Year 13 students getting up to on mission in Fiji? Jack Sykes fills us in.

How we can learn from others

July 1, 2010 | The Bula Blog TeamNicky Karydis is part of the Year 13 mission trip in Fiji. She shares some of her experiences with us.

Talking with Catholics about God: Invite’¦

April 8, 2010 | Mark GilbertAn invitation offers possibilities of new relationships and new experiences. It offers the chance to belong to something bigger than ourselves.

Talking about Mary

January 20, 2010 | Mark GilbertYou would have to be living on another planet not to notice the avalanche of publicity about Mary MacKillop. But how should we talk to Catholics about her?

A rant about marriage

September 26, 2009 | Justin MoffattRanting may have a long history in journalism, but it has been intensified by the rise of the online media, blogging, and interacting with the public in open comments.

Nothing kills joy like sexy or cool

September 6, 2009 | Justin MoffattYou can make anything the 'New Black' if you can find a few people to nod while you say it.

I miss tipping.

August 29, 2009 | Justin MoffattTip, n. A small sum of money given to someone for performing a service; a gratuity.

FOG: Fear of Google

August 15, 2009 | Justin MoffattTwo news items caught my attention this weekend, both involve fear. There is something refreshing reading these two articles side by side.

Three tragedies and unseen truths

August 9, 2009 | Justin MoffattIt's been a tough month for some Sydney families, who have experienced shocking heartache. Like many others, I had some contact with three particular tragedies.

Kyle, Jackie O and the smell of hell

August 3, 2009 | Justin MoffattThere were so many things wrong with Kyle and Jackie O's stunt that it's hard to know where to begin - but it smells like hell, even to the Australian public.

Why we need the poets

July 18, 2009 | Justin MoffattNot exactly the news cycle (my brief), but news has it that Westminster's Carl Trueman is coming to town. He has much to teach evangelicals on the Psalms.

Why we miss the workers

July 12, 2009 | Justin MoffattWe lose workers in part through 'the worries of life'; in part, through the idolising of career; in part to sin and unholy relationships. But we also lose them because churches haven't 'drawn the dots' for them between work and faith; between church and life

Microsoft makes us gag again

July 4, 2009 | Justin MoffattMicrosoft wants you to buy Internet Explorer 8, which includes a feature that leaves no history, temporary internet files or cookies on your computer. Dangerous, right?

Michael Jackson kept me in church

June 27, 2009 | Justin MoffattWhy does a nine-year-old go to church twice on a Sunday? Was it to worship the Lord our God? Was it the sermons? The music? The liturgy? The people? 'Fraid not.

I say ‘I won’t’ until they say ‘I will’

June 20, 2009 | Justin MoffattAn op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal compels me to give five reasons why I say 'I won't' to rewriting the wedding vows in the Book of Common Prayer.