Unwillingness

I've found myself re-reading the book "Eichmann Interrogated" which records the interrogation of the former Nazi SS Adolf Eichmann, who was one of the orchestrators of the Holocaust, with the Jewish police captain Avner Less. It's an extraordinary account and even though I have read it several times, last night I couldn't put it down …

Sorry

At the 2000 Sydney Olympics Closing ceremony one of my all time favourite bands, Midnight Oil, came out and played their biggest hit "Beds are Burning." What was curious about their performance to millions of people around the world was what they were wearing. Black pyjamas with "SORRY" emblazoned on the front of them in …

Word

Jack Canfield, writing in "The Success Principles", asks participants in his seminars to agree to a list of 15 ground rules - be on time, sit in a different chair after every break, no alcoholic beverages until the training is over, and others. He makes them sign a form in their workbook that says, “I …

People

I've been a big fan of U2 ever since I was 12 years old. The moment I saw the music video to "New Year's Day", I was hooked. Since then, apart from getting my hands on anything even musically related to U2, I've read a plethora of material on them, from articles to books. I …

Time

The great artist Michelangelo wrote: "So now From this mad passion Which made me take art for an idol and a king I have learnt the burden of error that it bore And what misfortune springs from man’s desire… The world’s frivolities have robbed me of the time That I was given for reflecting upon …

Culture

I was born and raised in Australia, but always believed I was Italian. My dad was Italian, my best friend is Italian. I started working in an Italian restaurant in Sydney at the age of 12. It didn't matter that I was born and raised in Australia. I was Italian. That is, until I moved …

You

May, 2014. A monastery in County Tipperary, Ireland. Sitting in the middle of a lush, green, quiet environment. It's quite idyllic. A small river running by. Placed under what looks like a willow tree. And an old Catholic priest... who would slap me for calling him old... hammering me with question after question. "How much …

Strongholds

I heard a pastor say once, "The strongholds of the Church are the norms, values, practices or traditions that are in the way of God and the growth of His Kingdom." I'd say one of the those strongholds has been the Bible. More to the point, our interpretation of it. I became a Christian in …