law
adult faith

adult faith

mature adult faith is deeply rooted in friendship with Christ. It is this friendship that opens us up

living law

living law

Perhaps the most tragic misunderstanding of Christian faith is to think that it’s all about rules and regulations. This is a reduction of faith to moralism and legalism. 

life-giving law

life-giving law

Most of us are not too keen on rules. Something in us fears that law will limit our liberty and therefore we will be less happy. The underlying fear is that we will be...

gift of the law

gift of the law

Most of us are not too keen on rules. Something in us fears that laws will limit our liberty and therefore we will be less happy. The underlying thought is that we will...

life-giving law

life-giving law

“Do not think that I have come to abolish  the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. The people I spend time with during the average week are...

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a towering witness

a towering witness

I was especially happy yesterday to, along with other priests, receive an email from scriptures scholar Kath Rushton

John on sabbatical

John on sabbatical

a podcast conversation with Triona Doocey asking some challenging questions about my sabbatical weeks.

sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin