• Recovering Advent. Christmas in context.

    Christmas reminds me of Bethlehem. Every year, during the Festive Season there is room for everyone and everything, but not for Jesus. We can be so absorbed by 'stuff' and busy-ness can leave the Lord to be an afterthought.
  • Minnie

    It has been said that you are either a dog person or a cat person. Well, I'm a cat person. Always have been, although I suspect that we humans become more attached to our cats than they do to us
  • Zen Calvinism

    Think of the worst thing that has happened to you in the past month. Was it a relationship problem? Losing your cool with a co-worker? Was it a difficult situation that came your way? Now, how did you respond? Anger? Confusion? Feelings of hopelessness?
  • Tolerance, like riding a bike!

    In 1996, the UN General Assembly designated November 16 'The International Day of Tolerance.' In 1995 UNESCO created the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence.
  • When people come against you

    Have you ever had days, weeks or months when you have felt like you are a bowling pin at the end of a tenpin bowling lane. The bowling ball is aimed and released and you pray to God that that ball is going to roll down the gutter.
  • Archaeology: Rocks crying out!

    When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey he faced an interesting exchange with the religious Pharisees. Crowds gathered to adore and honour Jesus. The Pharisees were deeply offended.
  • Departing in peace

    I've been to quite a few funerals lately. Not just for 'old' people but some have been for friends who have died earlier than one might expect: accidents, illness, long-term health issues that took a turn for the worse.
  • Releasing the spiritual burden

    We are living in Days of Arrogance. Politicians proudly proclaim what they can do to change our circumstances. Sadly they come and go and the newcomers make even more boastful claims.
  • Deception – Part 2

    In this article I would like to examine an idea that is also pervasive in our circles: that we might need to use deceit in order to achieve a goal. Back to sheep and wolves.
  • Inquiring of God?

    In recent weeks I have been noticing the multiplication of commissions of inquiry by which our government strives to run the country.
  • Stop men dying young - MOvember 2016

    The state of men's health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years.
  • Internet porn. An evil click away.

    Recently I asked my Facebook followers to suggest topics we can consider here. Susan was first. She asked if online (internet) porn is 'natural, harmless, destructive and addictive?'
  • Jesus and women

    The recent revelations of Donald Trump's boasting and allegations of sexual assault have thrown up stories of the pain suffered by literally millions of women around the world.
  • Righteousness the key

    As I attempt to follow the R-rated activities of the US presidential elections, I find myself asking, 'How did they get to this?'
  • Without hope it's hopeless

    When we drive over a nearby bridge we see small boats at anchor. As they always point into the current we can immediately tell whether the tide is coming in or going out.
  • What are you seeking?

    There is a line from the 1983 classic song "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics that makes the statement, "Everyone is searching for something." There is a profound truth in that statement.