retreat
through the valley

through the valley

The psalm from today’s liturgy is perhaps the best known of all of the 150 psalms. It is a text known by name, number and popular melody: 

engaging reality

engaging reality

Let’s retreat from from “those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules…”

the wellbeing retreat

the wellbeing retreat

“Use your church for precisely what it is for, not as one more secular town venue among many, but as a sacred place, a prime place of encounter with Jesus Christ”

full immersion

full immersion

Our adult life of faith, actively seeking maturity in following Christ, demands as a first step the reawakening of a desire to be fully and authentically human. 

men’s retreat day

men’s retreat day

In response to requests I am offering retreat day for men on Saturday 24 February 2018. Most men have never had the opportunity for or an invitation to this kind of...

a week later

a week later

It has been over a week since we finished our Food For Faith for Lent pilgrimage. The last post was on the morning of Easter Monday when I invited your comments and...

Holy Week Retreat

Holy Week Retreat

You might like to join me in considering this week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday as a week of retreat in daily life. For a Christian, to retreat is not to run...

the week’s end

the week’s end

For many people Friday brings the end of the work and study week. The weekend brings a great diversity of activities which is why the most interesting conversation...

Lent Online 2017

Lent Online 2017

In response to requests, Food For Faith is offering an online retreat. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on 1 March and this six week season of growth in faith seemed like...

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growing young

growing young

A simple experiment will give a more personal experience of the life that is on offer.

sky gazing

sky gazing

The disciples were full of joy at the Lord’s definitive departure. We would have expected the opposite.

farm time

farm time

Now there’s a sabbatical inspiration: learning to wait. Yes I might plant seeds, but God brings the harvest.

ponderings

ponderings

There people gather on their own turangawaewae, the place where they stand, lead and are most at home