Columns

  • Rules, boundaries and older children — letting go

    Aug 05, 2022

    The phenomenon of adult children living at home and dependent on parents/ carers have become a worldwide problem. According to statistics more and more young adults who are well beyond their 20s, are living at home with parents or carers.

  • The insanity of possessing nuclear weapons

    Aug 05, 2022

    The first warning was the worst. On August 6, 1945, a United States Boeing B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima instantly killing over 70,000 – mostly civilian – children, women, and men.

  • Extensive or intensive?

    Jul 29, 2022

    In Christ’s public ministry, He was not only healing or preaching to thousands all the time

  • The House of Annas and corruption in the time of Jesus

    Jul 29, 2022

    On many occasions in human history, leaders in public, or even religious office, succumbed to the temptation of money while in office, plundering the land or nations they ruled.

  • Why is there something instead of nothing?

    Jul 29, 2022

    The Belgian theologian Jan Walgrave, who directed my doctoral thesis, was a true intellectual and a rare one. True, in that his thought naturally, instinctually gravitated towards the huge philosophical questions of essence and existence.

  • 100 million people worldwide forced to flee

    Jul 22, 2022

    The war in Ukraine has greatly contributed to this record high number of displaced persons – with eight million forced to move out of immediate harm’s way while remaining within Ukraine, and an additional six million needing to move to one of the surrounding countries, according to the UN.

  • Lord, teach us to pray

    Jul 22, 2022

    The ‘Our Father’ is not only the prayer Jesus taught His disciples, and the model for all Christian prayer.

  • The temptations of the good person

    Jul 22, 2022

    Well, motivation is rarely simply straightforward. We are a complex, often tortured creatures of motivation.

  • The psychological impact of bullying

    Jul 15, 2022

    There is a scene from the 1986 coming-of-age movie directed by Rob Reiner, entitled Stand by Me which left an indelible mark on me.

  • Coping with our own souls

    Jul 15, 2022

    Looking at the Gospel narratives that describe Jesus’ passion and death, we see that what they emphasise is not Jesus’ physical suffering.