Picked up the final issue of Reality magazine today which was a bit sad. It’s been a constant companion through the past 6 years or so, and there’s always been at least one article or letter that’s made it worth my while looking through it. I know a lot of the authors and how much effort they’ve put into it (along with Diane’s faithful editing), as well as many who have been challenged and encouraged by it. So it seems a shame that it’s gone “belly-up”. This month’s article “Enough is Enough?” by Mark Forman is a provocative look at Christians and wealth. It’s a shame there won’t be a next issue for some of the letters it will provoke. (I hope Mark has an asbestos suit)
Hopefully in the near future something similar to Reality will reappear in NZ – bridging the gap between the “newspaper-type” publications and more academic journals.
This week I’ve also picked up “The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience” by Eugene G. D’Aquili and Andrew B. Newberg in the sale pile at a bookshop. Part of the excellent Theology and the Sciences series out of Fortress Press and normally quite pricey here so I’m rapt with finding it.
And finally, Andrew Jones (AKA Tall Skinny Kiwi) looks to set the record straight about what actually is a Kiwi. See: Getting Your Kiwi’s Straight.