So great a mystery

Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, a Roman senator in late antiquity, was horrified by the Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity....

Disturbed by these words

In 1954 Iris Murdoch published her first novel, Under the Net. It is about a man...

Advent takes us beyond

Advent takes us beyond ourselves. There are times when we glimpse this, especially when we are...

A lonely death

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Christianity is about a true relationship with Jesus Christ

It's most shameful witnessing Christians who seem to erroneously believe Christianity is mostly about being blessed...

‘Our children may see this’

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Ten bridesmaids, ten interpretations

There are different ways you can interpret the parable of the ten bridesmaids which we read...

‘An ill-fated people’

The late Lawrence Vambe – he died last year aged 102 – opened his celebrated book,...

Standing up

My eye caught a report in the news lately of a courageous Indonesian who is engaged...

Fratelli tutti – the space between

Creating enduring unity among people is an on-going task. Zimbabweans were united in their desire to...

A time to choose

Among the simple dramatic stories Jesus told, which we call the parables, The Vineyard stands out....

The workers in the vineyard

From Gerhard Lohfink, Jesus of Nazarath, pp 110-114...

Hardness of heart and compassion

‘Most marriages survived because of this woman’...

Shoot first, think later

In the short clip of the shooting, yet again, of a black man in America this...

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