Columns

  • Fearing our own maturity

    Sep 04, 2014

    Our bodies and our souls each have their separate aging process, and they aren’t always in harmony.

  • Ten secrets to happiness

    Aug 28, 2014

    The past five years have seen a growth in interest in studies on human happiness. Numerous books have been published on the topic, not least Sonja Lyubomirsky’s, The Myths of Happiness, which has become for many a secular bible for happiness and meaning.

  • Francis outlines core programme for all Christians

    Aug 28, 2014

    It is not a surprise that Francis, the Bishop of Rome, has plunged into the very core of Christianity as highlighted in the charter of Jesus’ teachings during his ministry on earth.

  • Sacred Music as an advocate for interfaith dialogue and peace

    Aug 21, 2014

    Music has always been a valuable art form that crosses boundaries and borders to promote the idea of peace and of interfaith dialogue by sharing beauty via different cultural expressions.

  • Walking on water and sinking like a stone

    Aug 21, 2014

    Faith isn’t something you ever simply achieve. It’s not something that you ever nail down as a fait accompli.

  • Electoral politics and the quest for long-term change

    Aug 21, 2014

    After what has happened in Selangor, some might be feeling disillusioned with politics and politicians as tools for bringing about change.

  • The law of karma

    Aug 14, 2014

    In 1991 Hollywood produced a comedy entitled, City Slickers, starring Billy Crystal. In a quirky way it was a wonderfully moral film, focusing on three, middle-aged men from New York City who were dealing with midlife crisis.

  • Searching for the right fuel

    Aug 07, 2014

    Sometimes everything can seem right on the surface while, deep down, nothing is right at all. We see this, for example, in the famous parable in the gospels about the Prodigal Son and his Older Brother.

  • Drowning out hatred and extremism with the language of love and compassion

    Aug 07, 2014

    As I write this, Israel has declared a seven-hour unilateral truce in Gaza.

  • Suicide – Reclaiming the Memory of our Loved One

    Jul 31, 2014

    Each year I write a column on suicide. Mostly I say the same thing over and over again, simply because it needs to be said.