Columns

  • 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.

  • Struggling inside our own skin

    Mar 07, 2019

    I’ve been both blessed and cursed by a congenital restlessness that hasn’t always made my life easy. I remember as a young boy restlessly wandering the house, the yard, and then the open pastures of my family’s farm on the prairies. Our family was close, my life was protected and secure, and I was raised in a solid religious faith.

  • New Malaysia not dead – but it needs a jumpstart

    Mar 07, 2019

    It was less than a year ago that many Malaysians felt so upbeat when the general election heralded in a new Malaysia.

  • An honourable defeat

    Feb 27, 2019

    Inside our Christian faith, defeat and victory are radically redefined. We speak, for instance, of the victory of the cross, of the day Jesus died as

  • Transforming professions for the common good

    Feb 27, 2019

    Transforming professions for the common good

  • Inner voice led veteran journalist to gruesome discovery

    Feb 23, 2019

    On September 12, 2015, the Bishop of Rome issued a special message at the Vatican highlighting the plight of migrants and refugees.

  • Celibacy — a personal apologia

    Feb 23, 2019

    As a vowed religious celibate, I’m very conscious that today, celibacy, whether lived out in a religious commitment or in other circumstances, is suspect, under siege, and is offering too little by way of a helpful apologia to its critics.

  • As the climate crisis worsens, its root cause remains hidden from view

    Feb 15, 2019

    As the climate crisis worsens, its root cause remains hidden from view