Home > Scoop (page 44)

Scoop

A response to Scott Guyatt’s call to embrace the arts

A photograph from Judith Parrott's "Grounded" exhibition. Photo: Judith Parrot

After Scott Guyatt recently wrote about the potential benefits to churches if they embrace the full spectrum of the arts, Rev Graham Dempster responds with how an encounter with the work of Queensland artist Judith Parrott shaped his perspective on community and faith. Bravo, Scott Guyatt: your article in The Scoop is most timely. Creativity and use of our imaginations ...

Read More »

Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. The Bible gets a steampunk makeover for online gaming Christian Today reports on an online Bible game made in New Zealand which is taking the world by storm as it lets ...

Read More »

Book review: Charles Williams The Third Inkling

Charles Williams, the third Inkling. Photo: Oxford University Press

Grevel Lindop’s look at fantasy writer, theologian and magician Charles Williams celebrates his achievements at the same time as it reveals his darker side. Nick Mattiske evaluates how this new biography succeeds in capturing the man and his mystery. Grevel Lindop’s biography of writer Charles Williams is titled The Third Inkling, but when Williams joined the Oxford literary gatherings of ...

Read More »

Friday’s religion wrap

Magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. Salvation Army Major Geoff Freind has died after being assaulted in Malawi during a preaching tour Earlier this week The Salvation Army released a statement announcing their concern for the well-being ...

Read More »

Film review: Jack of the Red Hearts

Jack of the Red Hearts still (2016). Photo property of Sundial Pictures.

A surprising number of films depict characters on the autism spectrum but few accurately illustrate how the neurodevelopmental disorder impacts family like Jack of the Red Hearts (2015). From the classic Rain Man (1988) to the recent The Story of Luke (2012), many filmmakers have grappled with autism as a central plot device but few can claim an intimacy to ...

Read More »

Getting acquainted with 3DM

3DM workshop participants practicing a Huddle while sitting in a circle.

Journey reported on 3DM in August, and spoke with Rev Orrell Battersby about his experiences using a systematic approach to discipleship and mission. Orrell recently attended an introductory workshop at the Queensland Synod’s office and shares his reflections with The Scoop. On 10 September around 40 people attended a 3DM introductory workshop held at the Queensland Synod’s office in Auchenflower. ...

Read More »

What if every church … embraced the arts?

What if every church embraced the arts? Photo: Supplied

In this month’s exclusive column for The Scoop, Scott Guyatt turns his attention to the full spectrum of the arts and considers the potential benefits if every church embraced painting, drawing, poetry, sculpture, photography, dance and other forms of artistic expression. Artists see the world in different ways to many of us. They create or encounter new worlds in their ...

Read More »

Film review: Tabloid

Joyce McKinney is the subject of Tabloid, an Errol Morris documentary. Photo: Antidote Film

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has never been afraid to tackle the tough stuff in his films: say, corruption (The Thin Blue Line), warfare (The Fog of War), torture (Standard Operating Procedure) or the death penalty (Mr Death). He’s tangoed with the wily Donald Rumsfeld over the politics of the Iraq invasion in The Unknown Known and investigated the ...

Read More »

Three online tools to assist your ministry

Women with smartphone and laptop.

The following text has been adapted from an acceptance speech delivered by Ashley Thompson for the 2016 Ramon Williams Australasian Religious Press Association Scholarship award. When I was five I wanted to be a writer. More specifically I wanted to be Anne Shirley, Jo March, Betsy Ray and later, Rory Gilmore. As the daughter of two teachers, I was encouraged, nurtured ...

Read More »

Redcliffe parents welcomed to the jungle

Dr Brenda Heyworth speaks at a Parenting Breakfast event at Redcliffe. Photo: Cynthia Paternott

Redcliffe parents were recently treated to a Parenting Breakfast talk by renowned Australian child and family psychologist and author Dr Brenda Heyworth, as part of the Building Strong Families partnership program between UnitingCare Community and Redcliffe Uniting Church. Journey previously reported on Building Strong Families—which brought Bob the Builder to Redcliffe to celebrate the launch—in its July edition. Now with the ...

Read More »