Articles

1 June 2017

  • 26 September 2017

    We are part of a tradition that stretches back through the centuries...outwards to all the world's peoples and which touches us within... more»
  • 17 December 2013

    The myths that come from inherited memories are well worth holding with care. Care to serve the realities of lives deserving memorial and care to offer minds yet to come the scope to understand the complex depth of history's tradition on which we stand. more»
  • 28 December 2013

    No-one seems too worried about whether Jesus was born in a stable or cave, Bethlehem or Nazareth, or whether he was born at all. Instead, good news abounds and the world is pregnant with possibility, without the need to theologically throttle that idea to death. more»
    Crumbling Christianity good news for Kiwis
  • 25 September 2017

    At night it was light and from the bed in my grandparent's house, I could look through the open curtains to the ocean and watch the midnight sun. more»
    Dark and Light: A Solstice Story
  • 26 September 2017

    A visitor from New Zealand comes to call and eggs are cooked on a makeshift stove... more»
    Northern Lights in June
  • 26 September 2017

    John's Gospel is famously unique for its seemingly 'loose' treatment of history.... more»
    Any Where and The Beloved Disciple
  • 26 September 2017

    When I have been expected all my adult life to take responsibility for myself, it seems like the ultimate betrayal of a society, a glaring lack of compassion to be unable to make a choice about how my life ends. more»
    Voluntary Euthanasia: an unfamiliar pilgrimage
  • 26 September 2017

    I have just read a headline in the New Zealand Herald (6 June 2014) in which All Black coach Steve Hansen describes Jerome Kaino as "a caged animal" who will be doing all that he can to prove that he is at home among the big beasts of the international game. more»
  • 26 September 2017

    New Zealand has a history of criminal trials and subsequent resolutions exposing miscarriages of justice. more»
    Ground for Justice
  • 19 September 2014

    The record of post-colonial deconstruction across Asia, Africa and the Middle East has illustrated the ultimate futility of military might and associated political advantage being a conveyor of cultural values and technology. more»
  • 24 October 2014

    There is something blissfully solitary about train journeys unless you feel minded to share stories with the traveller seated opposite who is, like you, bored with paperback melodramas, texting the world and fleeting fields. more»
    The 13.30 from Inverness
  • 20 November 2013

    The hallowing of memory is restorative. It encourages us to bring to birth in our hearts and lives, goodness, justice and peace out of bloody holocausts. more»
    Armistice
  • 25 September 2017

    Both times I have travelled the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, I have become aware of the importance of gratefulness, the need to consciously be thankful for all the good, all the blessings I receive that comes each day my way. more»
  • 25 September 2017

    As the storm receded and left a beach full of broken shells, I started to learn to live between the tides, carried by the ocean's breath.

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  • 25 September 2017

    These are interim times. So much seems withheld. Where can we put our trust? How can we endure and at the same time, transfigure our perceptions to discern and re-discover the beauty, the joy and the goodness at the heart of creation and born of God? more»
    Equinox Tales
  • 25 September 2017

    'Tis easy,
    is it not,
    to allow those who walk
    halls of power
    to assume
    'larger than life'
    presence,
    as if your sphere
    of influence,
    is too small
    to be of any note. more»
    Letter to the world-weary heart
  • 25 September 2017

    We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.[i]     Winston Churchill...what we build will, over the years, shape how we understand more»
    Living In A History
  • 6 August 2017

    I now wonder whether the biblical account of Cain and Abel might also be a folk memory... more»
    Cain and Abel - Through Another Lens
  • 5 August 2017

    I now wonder whether the biblical account of Cain and Abel might also be a folk memory... more»
    Cain and Abel - Through Another Lens
  • 25 September 2017

    Focussed was I,
    on the pain of fiery rage
    I lost sight of fire's beauty... more»
    The fire of Divine Love
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