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?
When the first fleet landed in Australia in 1788, chaplain Richard Johnson characteristically turned to his King James Bible for wisdom. At this first Christian Service, drawing on Psalm 116, […]