• Welcoming the stranger

    Feb 24, 2017

    In the Hebrew Scriptures, that part of the Bible we call the Old Testament, we find a strong religious challenge to always welcome the stranger, the f

  • When moral outrage is misdirected

    Feb 16, 2017

    As I write this, the large Pas rally in support of Hadi’s bill was scheduled to take place in KL on February 18.

  • Embittered moralising

    Feb 16, 2017

    One of the dangers inherent in trying to live out a life of Christian fidelity is that we are prone to become embittered moralisers, older brothers of the Prodigal Son, angry and jealous at God’s over-generous mercy, bitter because persons who wander and stray can so easily access the heavenly banquet table.

  • Francis and the Church a bulwark against much of what Trump stands for

    Feb 10, 2017

    Francis and the Church a bulwark against much of what Trump stands for

  • God’s power as powerlessness

    Feb 10, 2017

    The French novelist and essayist, Leon Bloy, once made this comment about God’s power in our world: “God seems to have condemned himself until the end of time not to exercise any immediate right of a master over a servant, or a king over a subject.

  • Pas deputy president visits Christian community at St Anne’s Church

    Jan 28, 2017

    Pas deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man and his delegation dropped by St Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam on January 22. They met with Penang Bishop Sebastian Francis, parish priest Msgr Henry Rajoo and representatives of the Christian community.

  • Taking our wounds to the Eucharist

    Jan 26, 2017

    Recently, a man came to me, asking for help. He carried some deep wounds, not physical wounds, but emotional wounds to his soul.

  • A race to the bottom as inequality widens

    Jan 20, 2017

    At a petrol station selling fuel under the brand name of a major multinational corporation, a weary-looking Nepalese pump attendant is on duty.

  • Orthodoxy, sin, and heresy

    Jan 19, 2017

    Recently, while on the road giving a workshop, I took the opportunity to go to the Cathedral in that city for a Sunday Eucharist.

  • Sleepwalking past the point of no-return

    Jan 13, 2017

    One of the great challenges in our world today is how to restore a balance in our approach to holistic development at a time when almost everything appears to have a monetary value attached to it.