I enjoy and appreciate robust and fearless debate among people who are seeking to get to grips with what it is to be human. Inevitably they (albeit unintentionally and often unwittingly) end up on common ground about the purpose of human existence.
I like that. The world as the theatre of human history, that is, the world as the place where God and people meet and live together.
When the angel left Mary, the challenges and problems of this new era of her life had just begun.
Unbridled ambition is problematic and resentment is exhausting. Love, generosity and forgiveness really is foundational,
Rote learning was a norm in my primary school days, repetition of the times tables, two times two equals four, three times two
So simple that children who naturally and naively live with open eyes and ears get it, when we adults too often miss the point.