pain
just pruning

just pruning

Perhaps the pain you are experiencing today is not a cutting that causes death but a pruning that is preparing you to live more freely and fully ?

the murder house

the murder house

It wouldn't happen today. I was a five year old boy at St. Joseph's school in Oamaru and when the dental nurse got up to the "o's"  I had to leave school (alone) to...

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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