Posts by Paul Harrington

Posts by Paul Harrington

Comparing Easter & Anzac Day

This year I have found myself comparing and contrasting the events that sit behind the two major public holidays in April. That is, Easter and Anzac Day. Both are recognised on the national stage, both are times that trigger thousands to gather, and both derive their significance from the sacrificial giving of life for the sake of others. In recent years, Anzac Day has…

What Does God Think About New Year’s Resolutions?

It is a common tradition in western (and some eastern) countries for people to make New Year’s resolutions. You know the drill—on New Year’s Eve a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behaviour, to accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life. Most of us have done it … and…

The Reality Of Easter

By the time I get to the days leading into Easter I expect to have read a number of articles about Christianity and the veracity of the claims about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Normally a newspaper or magazine recycles some theory that casts doubt on whether it is reasonable for Christians to believe what they do. Last weekend I read through all the newspapers…