On this rock

If you look up, in St Peter’s in Rome, at the dome above the high altar you will see written in letters six feet high the...

Scraps for the house

The confrontation between the Canaanite woman and Jesus astonishes us. Jesus seems DOGS so rude and...

Walking on water

Rarely are we given a glimpse of Jesus as divine? Normally he is presented to us...

Silence and trumpets

Two people drew my eye this week. One has quietly devoted his life to a meticulous...

Sustainability, solidarity & security

San Diego (California) Bishop Robert McElroy preached recently drawing out three lessons from our pandemic which...

Hagia sophia, divine wisdom

It was twelve years ago; I was in Turkey and we were running late. A visit...

A divided heart

Ruth Burrows, whom I have often drawn on in this column, wrote in Before the Living...

‘O happy fault!’

This phrase does not appear in the Bible but has been sung in the Easter celebration...

Discovering the gift

No one is thinking of Christmas but with the birth of John the Baptist (24 June)...

The sounds of silence

The woods near where I live were thick, the home of deer and smaller animals when...

This time it’s different

THIS IS NOT A MOMENT; IT’S A MOVEMENT. So read one of the placards in the...

‘I can’t breathe’

Last week we saw a man in America being killed on camera. A white officer of...

Oxygen was once a poisonous gas

A friend wrote to me this week excited by a find he had made in the...

The slum of my heart

I made a garden for God....

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