In his treatise on rhetoric, when Aristotle set out to express the factor that makes a public speaker most persuasive, he elected an element not many of us would choose. […]
The scene that launches Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Misérables, tells the story of a man called Jean Valjean. Jean is arrested for stealing a loaf of bread and ends up […]
What would you do if you won the lottery? With the record-setting $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot announced just last week, many people, including myself, have imagined what they would do […]
What does it mean to worship? And where to do it? For us the activity of worship has become a private affair. Even some agnostics don’t seem to mind that […]
Flying over the Pacific, I winced to overhear the conversation unfolding behind me. A young lady was explaining, “I did believe in God. But after getting sick and almost dying […]
A few summers ago, there was this song you could hear everywhere. On the radio, at the beauty salon, at the supermarket. It was one of Nelly Furtado’s earliest hits, I’m […]
To climb, or not to climb: that is the question. At least that’s the question my tour group recently faced while standing before this giant red rock at the centre of my country: Uluru. We were in a bind. It was a showdown between the interconnected spirituality of Tjukurpa, and the ascendent secularity of Tourists. But had we missed something in the race to the top?