• Recalling the Resurrection gives us New Hope in these difficult times

    Apr 13, 2017

    The world is in such a state today. A lot of uncertainty and alarm in West Asia. A chemical weapons attack that killed scores of people in Syria, dead

  • The Empty Tomb

    Apr 13, 2017

    Believers and nonbelievers alike have been arguing about the resurrection since the day Jesus rose.

  • Hadi’s bill controversy subsides, allowing us to focus on critical priorities

    Apr 07, 2017

    The government’s decision not to table Hadi’s bill that would have paved the way for the implementation of hudud has sparked a sense of relief.

  • Doing violence in God’s name

    Apr 07, 2017

    Blaise Pascal once wrote: “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.”

  • A new UN report says biodiversity is essential for human rights

    Mar 31, 2017

    A new United Nations report has recognised biodiversity is essential for the ecosystem to support “the full enjoyment of human rights.” These rights include the rights to life, health, food, water and culture.

  • Our shadow and our self-understanding

    Mar 31, 2017

    The most fundamental thing we believe about ourselves as Christians is that we are made in the image and likeness of God. However, it isn’t very helpful to imagine this as a beautiful icon stamped inside our souls.

  • The Open Windows: The battle for the soul of the Church

    Mar 24, 2017

    The other day, while attending a wake, I engaged in casual conversation with an activist, a non- Christian. As the topic veered to religion, he told me, “The Catholic Church has in Pope Francis its greatest pope since John XXIII (now a saint.”)

  • Nothing is ever really ours

    Mar 23, 2017

    Everything is a gift. That’s a principle that ultimately undergirds all spirituality, all morality, and every commandment. Everything is a gift.

  • Rising sea levels: This changes everything

    Mar 17, 2017

    An alarming new study was quietly released in January. The study found that global sea levels could rise by between one and eight feet by the end of this century, placing millions of people in harm’s way. The new report takes into account the latest disappearing polar ice cover.

  • The flavour of God’s energy

    Mar 17, 2017

    All things considered, I believe that I grew up with a relatively healthy concept of God. The God of my youth, the God that I was catechised into, was not unduly punishing, arbitrary, or judgmental.