Columns

  • What we haven’t got right about sex

    Apr 12, 2019

    Several years ago, in the question and answer period after a public lecture, a rather disgruntled young man asked me a question that carried with it a bit of attitude: “You seem to write a lot about sex,” he said, “do you have a particular problem with it?” My lecture had been on God’s mercy and had never mentioned sex so his question obviously had its own agenda.

  • Another look at Pilate washing his hands

    Apr 12, 2019

    Leaders in our world today have an obligation to uphold the truth and justice, no matter what the pressure from the baying crowd out there is like. They cannot run away from responsibility in the face of clear injustice nor should they pass the buck to others.

  • But where are the others?

    Apr 05, 2019

    Most of us have been raised to believe that we have the right to possess whatever comes to us honestly, either through our own work or through legitimate inheritance.

  • Sharing in a world of greed and violence

    Apr 04, 2019

    There is a saying that you can tell a lot about a person by the company he or she keeps. Somehow or other, the values and interests of those you are constantly surrounded will rub off on you.

  • Our struggle for proper Celebration

    Mar 28, 2019

    We don’t know how to celebrate things as they’re meant to be celebrated. We want to, but mostly, we don’t know how. Generally we celebrate badly.

  • MN D’Cruz — A passion for social justice

    Mar 28, 2019

    November 23, 1947 was like any other balmy Sunday evening at the beach in this fishing community.

  • Lessons through Failure …

    Mar 22, 2019

    What’s to be learned through failure, through being humbled by our own faults? Generally, that’s the only way we grow.

  • After Christchurch attacks, thoughts on violence, peace and justice

    Mar 21, 2019

    The terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch that left 50 dead highlights the despicable cycle of terror and violence that has rocked the world.

  • Unfinished relationships

    Mar 15, 2019

    A colleague of mine, a clinical therapist, shares this story: A woman came to him in considerable distress. Her husband had recently died of a heart attack.

  • In search of lasting wealth...

    Mar 14, 2019

    It appears as if there is a concerted attempt to highlight issues of ethnicity and religion. It seems that almost any issue can be turned or twisted into an ethnic and religious issue in an effort to whip up primordial sentiments for political gain. Now this is worrying.