Columns

  • Proofs for the Existence of God

    Jan 17, 2020

    One of the most famous of these was Thomas Aquinas who produced five different logical ‘proofs’. For example, this is the algebra of one of his arguments: imagine walking down a road and finding a stone.

  • ‘Environmental conversion’ needed to build a new creation

    Jan 17, 2020

    The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s action in making public audio tapes of conversations between certain elite personalities in the former administration and even a foreign leader is commendable.

  • No room at the inn — in the 19th Century

    Jan 10, 2020

    The other day, I glanced at my bookshelf and my eyes fell on Les Miserables, a book I had planned to read two dozen years ago.

  • Spirituality and spiritualities

    Jan 09, 2020

    The word spirituality is relatively new within the English-speaking world, at least in terms of how it is being used today. Prior to the 1960s you would have found very few books in English with the word “spirituality” in their title, though that wasn’t true for the French-speaking world.

  • An encounter with two kings: Finding Jesus, past Herod

    Jan 03, 2020

    In the Gospel of Matthew, we read of the Magi searching for what really matters in the world: a new king heralding a new kingdom of justice, peace and

  • Deep incarnation — another meaning for Christmas

    Jan 03, 2020

    God created, loves, cares for, and ultimately resurrects every bit of creation for all eternity – including a beloved dog.

  • Anchoring ourselves within God’s goodness

    Dec 16, 2019

    At a deep level, that’s actually true. Jesus is the ultimate criterion. He is the way, the truth, and the life and anything that contradicts him is not a way to God.

  • When God became human

    Dec 16, 2019

    As we celebrate Advent, we can see that Jesus came to earth and assumed human nature. But because he was in union with the Word, he was able to reveal God’s nature through his human heart: the divine love, compassion, mercy and concern especially for the meek, the least and the lost in human sight.

  • The catastrophe at Sepphoris

    Dec 06, 2019

    Jesus arrived in the world at around the apex of the Roman Empire’s power and domination of much of the known world at the time, apart from the Eastern civilisation.

  • Saints for a new situation

    Nov 29, 2019

    Everywhere in church circles today you hear a lament: Our churches are emptying. We’ve lost our youth. This generation no longer knows or understands