Spiritual Reflection

  • Reindeer games

    Mar 10, 2024

    Admittedly, you do see hatred and violence even within these crowds because, a crowd by the very fact that it is a crowd, will invariably have its rogue elements.

  • Praying the Psalms

    Feb 23, 2024

    To pray with full honesty is a challenge. Kathleen Norris puts it this way: If you pray regularly “there is no way you can do it right.

  • Breaking faith with each other

    Feb 10, 2024

    God is love. Jesus is love enfleshed. Disrespect, hatred, division, and revenge may never be preached in God’s or Jesus’ name, no matter the cause, no matter the anger, no matter the wrong.

  • The law of gravity and the Holy Spirit

    Jan 27, 2024

    A sound theology and a sound science will both recognise that the law of gravity and the Holy Spirit are one in the same principle.

  • Piety and humour

    Jan 19, 2024

    Piety is the enemy of humor, at least whenever something less than piety is masquerading as piety.

  • Lighting an Advent candle

    Dec 22, 2023

    In the days of apartheid in South Africa, Christians there used to light candles and place them in their windows as a sign to themselves and others that they believed that someday this injustice would end. A candle burning in a window was a sign of hope and a political statement.

  • Our over-complex, tortured selves

    Dec 15, 2023

    Godliness isn’t easy to carry. The infinite inside us doesn’t easily fit itself into the finite. We carry too much divine fire inside to find much peace in this life.

  • Rickard “Rick” Gaillardetz — RIP

    Dec 08, 2023

    No community should botch its deaths. Mircea Eliade said that. What underlies his wisdom here is the truth that what we cease to celebrate we will soon cease to cherish.

  • The pew and the academy

    Dec 01, 2023

    Circles of piety and the academy of theology are not enemies. They need to befriend each other.

  • Helplessness as fruitful

    Nov 24, 2023

    We can be generative through what we actively do for others, and we can be particularly generative when we stand passively with them in helplessness.