maturity
in the studio

in the studio

One of the most exciting Food For Faith projects in recent months is an initiative we have named the Homily Studio.

maturing

maturing

God never lets anything happen unless it serves for the growth and maturation of those He has called.

inclusivity

inclusivity

The church is not called to be a place where every person easily feels effortlessly at home, but an environment of growth for people who seek maturity of faith.

getting real

getting real

This post is not for everyone and I have no doubt that some people will be upset with the thoughts I’m about to offer.

breaking & entering

breaking & entering

after the original shock of finding an angel in her kitchen, Mary was able to recognise God.

called to maturity

called to maturity

I was in an airport at 1.30pm yesterday afternoon when the nearby TV was turned to full volume so that the Muslim call to prayer could be clearly heard.

maturing faith

maturing faith

"...This is different. This isn’t the same as the Easter bunny. This is mature. This is chilling. This is important. This isn’t something that is trivial, and is not...

get up

get up

Today's gospel is one of Jesus' best known parables. The account, usually named the Prodigal Son, is really about the loving father. That change of name is an important...

march to maturity

march to maturity

It is already mid-week, but there is a verse from last Sunday's second reading that moved me when I heard it at Mass, and it has stayed with me as a deeply encouraging...

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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

matariki

matariki

I have no doubt that God used the stars to shift my focus from my own failures and successes to the God I was seeking to follow.