Columns

  • From persecutor to unlikely champion: God’s surprising choices

    Apr 28, 2018

    Saul or Paul was the unlikeliest of apostles, hardly the image of an all-conquering champion. Apocryphal and other contemporary texts from the period describe him as small or short, bald with somewhat reddish hair, bent, with crooked legs and sturdy physique, and a reddish complexion similar to a pomegranate! He could have been all of four feet six inches tall.

  • Moral Outrage

    Apr 27, 2018

    Moral outrage is the antithesis of morality. Yet it’s everywhere present in our world today and is everywhere rationalized on the basis of God and tru

  • Three issues to watch out for in the run-up to the general election

    Apr 20, 2018

    As the election approaches, some of us may have made up our minds; others are still reflecting and pondering over their choice

  • Reasons to believe in God

    Apr 19, 2018

    Today, belief in God is often seen as a naiveté. For many, believing in God is like believing in Santa and the Easter Bunny, nice, something for the kids, a warm nostalgia or a bitter memory, but not something that’s real, that stands up to hard scrutiny and, indeed, stands up to the dark doubts that sometimes linger below the surface of our faith.

  • 2018 general election: Discerning before we vote

    Apr 13, 2018

    Now that we are fast-approaching election day, it is time for us to evaluate the various parties, their manifestos and their candidates.

  • When time stands still

    Apr 12, 2018

    The theory of relativity tells us that space and time are not what they appear to be. They’re relative, meaning that they don’t always function in the same way and they aren’t always experienced in the same way. Time can stand still.

  • Putting God on trial

    Apr 06, 2018

    In both our piety and our agnosticism, we sometimes put God on trial and, whenever we do that, it’s we who end up being judged. We see that in the Gospel accounts of the trial of Jesus, particularly in John’s Gospel.

  • In outcry over anti-fake news bill, the question ‘what is truth?’ is still relevant

    Apr 06, 2018

    Over the last couple of weeks, we have been caught up in a public outcry over plans to introduce an anti-fake news bill in Parliament.

  • Our need to pray

    Mar 28, 2018

    Unless you somehow have a foot outside of your culture, the culture will swallow you whole.

  • Resurrection: Freeing God from ‘captivity’ for a new life, a new world

    Mar 28, 2018

    God refused to be held ‘captive’ any longer by human agency and the Holy Spirit was unleashed across the world.