Advent 2021 #4: Biblical Language

It's the time of year when we celebrate was has been and the accomplishments we have achieved. This year, it genuinely is an achievement to just reach the end of it reasonably unscathed. It hasn't been a pleasant one. Year 12s in NSW are now celebrating, with the Higher School Certificate exams (finally) finishing on …

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Advent 2021 #3: An Inconvenient Christmas

I find it challenging to think about how I would consider Christmas if I was hypothetically-not-a-Christian (usually referred to as HNAC Alison). Christmas in Australian is pervasive, regardless of whether it's incarnation is in any way biblical or not. For this reason, it's difficult to put myself in the atheist's shoes at this time of …

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Advent 2021 #1: Did someone say December?

Apparently it's December. I'm feeling low on Christmas Cheer. Hopefully that'll build over the next 25 days. At this stage, I know I'm supposed to be counting those days. However, in all honesty, I'm not counting those 25, I've got my own little 12 days of Christmas going that I'm counting. 12 more school days …

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