jimtwelves

Jim Twelves has had more than 46 years' experience as an educator, mainly in high schools. His specialty has been Geography, Geology and Biology teaching; he was Head of Department in an independent day and boarding school in England.

Since his emigration to Australia, he has held Deputy Principal and Principalship roles in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. He studied at Melbourne University, gaining his Graduate Diploma in Educational Administration, Masters of Education and Doctor of Philosophy.

Articles by jimtwelves.

  • 1 February 2023

    12 MINS

    Does climate change? If so, why? Is there really a climate crisis? If there isn’t, then why do so many believe there is? Is climate change a religion? In drafting this essay, I have drawn heavily on my own training and experience as a teacher [...]

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  • 9 January 2023

    14.8 MINS

    The heart of democracy is the ability to conduct civil discourse, teasing out the benefits and pitfalls of various ideas and courses of action. When we lose the ability to make genuine conversation and shy away from robust debate, our society becomes enslaved to soundbites [...]

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  • 22 December 2022

    22.2 MINS

    This essay seeks to examine the state of play three years on from the launch of the COVID-19 operation, now that it seems to be winding back its central rule over society. I will try to explore outside the box, leaving nothing taboo or tolerated. [...]

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  • 6 December 2022

    6.6 MINS

    Back in January 2018, The Catholic World Report claimed that Jordan Peterson was a prophet and that he was ‘a problem for the progressives’. On Saturday night, I was one of eight thousand who attended Peterson’s session in the Aware Super Theatre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. [...]

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  • 23 November 2022

    5.2 MINS

    These two terms sound very similar, don’t they? Nothing could be further from the truth. Today I would like to explore their differences, as well as the danger of one and the importance of the other. Critical Theory Critical theory (CT) can be traced back [...]

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  • 5 October 2022

    3.5 MINS

    Who gets to decide what constitutes a "conspiracy theory"? What are conspiracy theories, and in the daily deluge of information, how do we discern what is the truth? I stumbled across this paper on the internet, Advances in Political Psychology, Vol. 40, Suppl. 1, 2019, [...]

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  • 19 September 2022

    10.6 MINS

    Reading about the startling story of the Moravians is truly inspiring. They have left us a rich legacy and example of prayer-filled faith in action, bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the whole world. As a boy, growing up in Yorkshire, England, I [...]

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  • 5 August 2022

    5.3 MINS

    Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016), Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist, released one of his most memorable songs (poems), Anthem, in 1992.  I have only come across his work in recent years and this song has made an abiding impression on me. In this piece, I [...]

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  • 26 July 2022

    16.9 MINS

    A book review of "Prey: Immigration, Islam and the erosion of women’s rights" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (2021). The book describes the burgeoning crisis in Europe and outlines solutions to these horrendous problems created by leftist policies. Note the spelling of ‘prey’ -- this should [...]

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  • 13 July 2022

    3 MINS

    Every day the papers seem to be filled with bad news, and we can easily become anxious about the future. Instead of becoming disheartened and paralysed by fear, trust in the good Lord and turn your hand to some activity that brings you joy; join [...]

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