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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

From refugees to social media to pill testing, church signs are getting political

Billboard outside St Andrew’s Presbyterian, Murwillumbah, NSW 2018. Louise Moana Kolff, Author provided In recent times, church signs have become a stage for political commentary. In an age where most of our public debates happen digitally,...
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Sunday essay: popular music’s search for the sacred in a secular world

Nick Cave performing with The Bad Seeds in Budapest in June, His song lyrics, with those often melancholy, churchy organ chords, are dripping in references to what might be called sacredness.  Zoltan Balogh/EPA One...
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Explainer: what is Pentecostalism, and how might it influence Scott Morrison’s politics?

The deeply religious Scott Morrison is Australia’s first Pentecostal prime minister. Mick Tsikas/AAP Since Scott Morrison became prime minister last month, much has been made about his religious beliefs and the impact they are...