The new ‘Pax Americana’

The new 'Pax Americana' The new 'Pax Americana' "For those of you out there who are leading the chants of 'Down, down USA', Shame on you, shame on you! This is an argument between you and the administration of George W Bush and not between you and the American people. […] Read more »

Baby-faced killers

Baby-faced killers Baby-faced killers In New Zealand much has been written on the violent deaths of Michael Choy, Kenneth Pigott, Leslie Austin, Marcus Doig, John Vaughn, Duncan Taylor and Tanya Burr. Tragedies made more senseless by the fact that they were killed by children -– teenagers who should be enjoying […] Read more »

Strangers in our midst

Strangers in our midst Strangers in our midst The 55-year prison sentence for multiple gang rapes handed to a 20-year-old Lebanese man in Australia received a strong reaction from the public, media and social commentators. The sentence reflected the outrage of the Sydney community and the imposition of new laws […] Read more »

A crisis in communications

A crisis in communications A crisis in communications Battered by the tech-wreck of the dotcom crash, the Enron misfeasance and ongoing revelations of corporate greed and corruption, the US economy is taking a hammering. Whilst investors worldwide are seeking respite, the bad news continues. Only twelve months ago the US […] Read more »

The seeds of dissent

The seeds of dissent The seeds of dissent The run up to this year's general election has been a rather lack lustre affair. Our incumbent Labour government was untroubled by the electoral efforts of the opposition parties. The opinion polls were predicting an unprecedented Labour victory, opposition was at best […] Read more »

Faith, medicine and tragedy

Faith, medicine and tragedy Faith, medicine and tragedy The conviction of Jan and Debra Moorhead for the death of their six-month-old Caleb has thrown into the spotlight the relationship between state-responsibility, religion and medical treatment. Caleb's parents had erroneously believed that their sons weakening health could be remedied through herbal […] Read more »

Making the right choices

Making the right choices Making the right choices "Everything is permissible for me"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"--but I will not be mastered by anything." 1 Corinthians 6:12 At the end of May, six senior students of Napier's, Taradale High will be sentenced, for the sexual […] Read more »

On guard against Greed

On guard against Greed On guard against Greed In the March edition of Consumer Magazine an article on "Get Rich Quick Schemes" made reference to GLOW or Godly Learning Opportunities Worldwide. This self proclaimed "Holy Bible based Conference" is being used by two American businessmen to promote in New Zealand […] Read more »

The knowledge wave

The knowledge wave The knowledge wave Last year New Zealand, saw a surge in the political promotion of an economic panacea called the "Knowledge Wave." We were exhorted as a country to catch this wave and ride its crest to prosperity. For all their political eloquence the promoters of the […] Read more »