Cultural thinking

The brave new online world

September 22, 2008 | Mark A. HadleyWe live in extraordinary times – times of astonishing change. Since the launch of the Internet into the public arena in the nineties and the widespread adoption of mobile technology, our society, especially the youngest members of it, has undergone a radical change in the way we gather information, learn, communicate with each other and ultimately the way we relate.

The state of play

July 28, 2008 | Mark A. HadleyThere's nothing like raising boys to make you reflect on your own childhood. As you seek to help them fill their leisure hours, you reflect on those activities you used to engage in.

No longer a little girl

June 16, 2008 | Mark A. HadleyThe rise of the 'kidult' requires a re-think of how we do evangelism.

Christianity and US foreign policy

May 12, 2008 | Mike ThompsonIn recent years the link between Christianity and US foreign policy has become a topic of increasing global interest. Historian Mike Thompson gives us a historical perspective.

Connecting you now

February 7, 2008 | Mark A. HadleyAustralians love mobile communication. In 2005 mobile telephone penetration of the Australian population had reached 94 per cent with 19 million subscribers nation wide. In 2007 alone Australians bought just over ten million new handsets.

Virtual is actual

October 29, 2007 | Mark A. HadleyThe past three years has seen the advent of what is now commonly known as Web 2.0 - the transference of our social lives online. The debate over whether online communities are of significance to the modern Christian is over – sorry if you missed it.

Gossip: He says, she says

May 28, 2007 | Mark A. HadleyWomen and men are impacted by our celebrity-obsessed culture. Journalist Mark Hadley and TV producer Maia Hadley discuss their professional and personal insights.

E-vangelism - Are you logged on?

June 22, 2006 | Mark A. HadleyNo-one has to be embarrassed about feeling out of touch when it comes to the Internet. After all, the computer industry failed to predict its arrival and Bill Gates almost missed it altogether. Believers may not understand it but that doesn't mean they can afford to ignore it.