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Why everyone should give the Bible 100 pages

The Bible is a literary "classic", perhaps the literary classic. And like many other works in the literary canon, the Bible can be hard going. It requires thoughtful reading, at a slow pace, preferably with a few footnotes helping us bridge the cultural divide. You might not like it at first, maybe for a hundred pages or more. Eventually, its subtle…

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CPX in the Media

Why we need the Christmas story - What does the baby in the drain have to do with the baby in the manger? asks Simon Smart at The Drum.
Joy to the world? Really? - In a Christmas season that's seen so many horrors, "peace on earth, goodwill to men. How can anyone continue to make that claim for the Christian Messiah?" Natasha Moore in the Sydney Morning Herald.
It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas ... - You can almost set your clock by it. Another article appears arguing Jesus never lived - so Christmas must be upon us. At ABC Religion and Ethics John Dickson responds to his former student, Raphael Lataster.
Pay attention, lest we forget how - Barney Zwartz on how Christmas has moved from being a time of reflection to one of distraction.
Christmas a time to reflect on reconciliation - In The Age Barney Zwartz considers how hard it can be to have real reconciliation and how too often the process becomes a way to smooth over wrongs rather than dealing with them.