Navigating the Minefield: Offence in Modern Society

Dr Steve Parker In our closely connected society, where views circulate quickly, learning to avoid offence has become crucial. What was once considered friendly teasing can now be perceived as subtle insults, leaving all parties feeling wounded and bewildered. This raises an issue: what part does offence play in our community, and how can we …

Songsheet

Lyrics for a singalong of Geoff’s fav’s at Trish’s Septuagenarian Celebration, October 28, 2023 Mood Up! (Cathy’s Song) © Words and Music Geoff Boyce. Saigon. October 2023(Inspired by our tour guide) Chorus:Mood up! (Mood up!)Mood up! (Mood up!)Come put a smile on your face Make the decisionJoin the happiness mission For the whole human race. Verse 1:You can decide to be happyYou can decide to be freeYou can decide …(you know that) you can decide The way …

The Start of my Bleach Period, 22 years ago.

Embrace of the Cosmic Christ. 2000×1420. Acrylic and bleach on canvas. 2000 I had been chaplain to Flinders University for three years when veteran Italian artist Orlando Tisato visited Adelaide to participate in the 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts. I went along to a seminar to hear him. I was sitting toward the back, diagonally …

Is Hospitality More Important Than Love?

So many songs have been written about ‘love is all we need’, in the name of world peace. But what if we took a different tack? What if, instead of trying to love (or hate) everyone, we simply tried to be hospitable? Hospitality is about making others feel comfortable and cared for. It’s about creating …