Top 5 news review

Britain burns and Wall Street sinks

August 11, 2011 | Russell PowellThere's no escaping the two top stories of the week. While the cause of the Wall Street crash seems obvious, the reason for the riots is less clear.

News of the world?

July 21, 2011 | Russell PowellI once worked with a journalist who emigrated from Britain to Australia, and used to keep the newsroom entertained with stories of the 'way things were done' on Fleet Street.

Indigestion on the menu

July 14, 2011 | Russell PowellOur review of the top five stories this week begins with the dinner party where Bishop Robert Forsyth was interrogated on gay marriage.

Looking at a snapshot of life

July 7, 2011 | Russell PowellAbortion, gambling, euthanasia, social isolation. A snapshot of the good, bad and the ugly.

Taking back talkback

June 30, 2011 | Russell PowellA couple of weeks ago I bemoaned the lack of coverage of strongly christian points of view in the news. Here's a suggestion.

Turning the world upside down

June 23, 2011 | Russell PowellWe are witnessing a huge continental shift in world christianity.

Billboards of the times

June 16, 2011 | Russell PowellThe week's news has been full of the signs of the times - large signs actually.

Missing faith

June 9, 2011 | Russell PowellThis week has been rather thin on breaking religious news, but there is one story which might explain the gap in media coverage.

Bill Posters alive and well

June 2, 2011 | Russell PowellRemember the old graffiti? Underneath the sign "Bill posters will be prosecuted" someone wrote 'Only if they catch him.....'

The weird and not so wonderful

May 26, 2011 | Russell PowellIt's been one of those weeks. The breaking news links have been big on quantity, but on quality, not so much...

If the ABC says it, must be right

May 19, 2011 | Russell PowellThe ABC found out first hand this week, what others have been saying for months - there's a new wave of persecution in China.

Another tragedy unfolds

May 12, 2011 | Russell PowellThe Presbyterian Church of the USA is about to tear itself apart. Many are asking why. Good question.

Will it last?

May 5, 2011 | Russell PowellThis week's top 5 asks the question - but not obvious one, about the Royal Wedding.

Accuracy is always a bonus

April 28, 2011 | Russell PowellI've been a journalist for 30 years, so I appreciate what journalists do. But I don't expect too much.

We are here and not silent

April 14, 2011 | Russell PowellLeaders of a Beijing church have been forced into a public stand over their right to meet in the Chinese capital. This is the most significant story of our breaking news roundup this week on