Top 5 news review

Whatever happened to Kony 2012?

June 15, 2012 | Russell PowellEverywhere one minute and gone the next. The internet audience has the attention span of a gnat.

The Brave new world of the media

June 8, 2012 | Russell PowellTwo TV channels were caught out this week in blatant breaches of impartiality. Is this the media of the future? I hope not.

Creating slaves to the screen

May 31, 2012 | Russell PowellI am no technophobe, far from it, I have an i-everything. But this week's news reports several worrying trends.

Budget, poverty and porn

May 11, 2012 | Russell PowellCanberra news held the spotlight this week, but there were other issues for Christians to follow.

Running a London marathon

May 3, 2012 | Russell PowellThe marathon, the Olympics....everything is happening in London.

Goodbye atheists, y’all come back

April 20, 2012 | Russell PowellThe atheist convention is over for another year and I, for one, want them back next year.

One million reasons to be interested in God

April 13, 2012 | Russell PowellI've lost count of the number of journos who said to me recently, as if it were a fact, "Of course interest in religion is waning..."

The C of E gets some airtime

March 23, 2012 | Russell PowellIt has been a big week for the Church of England.

Should we be cross about this?

March 16, 2012 | Russell PowellTop of the top five stories this week in our breaking news links, is the future of cross-wearing in Britain. But it is just religious jewellery, right?

Strong words for ‘depraved logic’

March 9, 2012 | Russell PowellThe work of two Melbourne academics on 'after-birth abortion' has received the strongest rebuke I've seen for a while, from their hometown newspaper.

It’s official - we get a raw deal

March 1, 2012 | Russell PowellThe official verdict is that Christians are downtrodden, at least in Britain.

The new new atheists

February 24, 2012 | Russell PowellLast week, Richard Dawkins made his embarrassing radio gaffe. This week Alain de Botton landed in town.

Dawkins has an ‘Oh God’ moment

February 17, 2012 | Russell PowellBritain is obsessed with religion and Christianity in particular, it just won't admit it.

Queen trumps Bishop

February 10, 2012 | Russell PowellThis is my first media roundup for 2012 and I am surprised to find the year beginning with people still talking about the Queen's Christmas message.

Silly season slow to start

December 16, 2011 | Russell PowellBy this time of the year, there should have been several stories about Christmas being banned, but it seems to be dreadfully un-PC this year.