Here are some interesting thoughts from all over:
Trendwatching is a useful e-zine for keeping in touch with what is happening and changing in the world around us. This month’s edition focuses on the ‘Youniverse’. Here’s a blurb:
“At the core of all consumer trends is the new consumer, who creates his or her own playground, own comfort zone, own universe. It’s the ’empowered’ and ‘better informed’ and ‘switched on’ consumer combined into something profound, something we’ve dubbed MASTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE. At the core is control: psychologists don’t agree on much, except for the belief that human beings want to be in charge of their own destiny. Or at least have the illusion of being in charge.
Simon Holt has started writing some thoughts on suburban theology. Looks like he has some good stuff to say.
Hillsong 2006 has begun and the Sydney Morning Herald looks like it will be keeping a close eye.