John the Baptist
the pointer

the pointer

instead of an aimless wandering from one attraction to the next, their new life had one single purpose.

pointing where?

pointing where?

There is a line often used in theology that reminds me of the complexity of human life and gives me great hope: “God writes straight with the crooked lines of my life.”

the pointer

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most recognisable constellation.  I remember grandad showing me...

the pointer

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most sought-after constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing...

point to Jesus

point to Jesus

Many artistic representations of John the Baptist show him as a ‘pointer’. He is pointing away from himself and towards Jesus. This popular image (as in this section...

ChCh diocese

ChCh diocese

Today, the feast of the birth of John the Baptist, is the feast day of our Christchurch diocese, since the Baptist is our patron saint. I caught myself seeking an image...

the forerunner

the forerunner

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most recognisable constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing...

the pointer

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most recognisable constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing...

homily studio 19/1

homily studio 19/1

Each week I will upload a post entitled “homily studio,” followed by the date of the relevant Sunday eg 19 Jan. On this page I will simply drop a selection of possible...

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adult faith

adult faith

Healthy doubt develops faith that is rooted in God and grounded
in reality.

leadership

leadership

The ONE who brings us together is Jesus Christ, risen, present and active among us.

the beach brunch

the beach brunch

His question gives them a chance to express their feeling at their lack of success.

let’s get physical

let’s get physical

Note the physicality of today’s gospel: hearts, hands, feet, mouth, eyes, and human feelings: peace, alarm, fright, agitation, doubt

talking together

talking together

FFF gatherings in cafes and bars have begun, following the disciples talking together on the road