Articles

1 June 2017

  • 2 May 2013

    Marriage equality provides the Anglican church with an advantageous place in public discourse as it is no longer burdened with being a moral guardian of difference based on gender. more»
    An advantageous place
  • 2 November 2013

    Who are the ones whose names, faces and stories live in your heart...who have loved you for you, stood alongside you, shaped you, nudged you into exploration and new understanding, challenged you to grow, shown you how to live in love? more»
    Memoria
  • 13 December 2013

    Some of us were raped. Our clothing and quite reasonable bids for freedom had nothing to do with it, but they sure were included in the razor sharp guilt we internalized and proceeded to slice our potential to ribbons with. more»
    Rape Culture in need of a spirituality that grows us
  • 26 September 2017

    Contemplative experience is profoundly personal. The practice is about entering an inner vulnerability that may, mysteriously, reveal a sense of transcendent wholeness. more»
    Wonder
  • 21 February 2014

    Can one hold a Christian Faith without a supernatural belief? To say 'no' confronts a prominent dimension of Christian orthodoxy. To say 'yes' engages growing numbers asking unconditional questions about Biblical interpretation in the light of current scientific, historical and philosophical research. more»
  • 26 September 2017

    Hilary finds an antidote to unpredictable weather... more»
    Northern Lights in May
  • 21 June 2014

    Youthful midsummers were filled with heady playtimes, swimming with dolphins and dancing with seals, searching for crabs and other sea creatures in rock pools…our footsteps and shadows sending them into hiding. more»
    A Solstice Story
  • 25 September 2017

    Pale sand
    jewelled with green chalcedony.
    Shells of pink
    patterned with footsteps of time.
    Irish Lady's Tresses,
    Orchids and Yellow Rattle
    carpet the greening machair. more»
    IONA
  • 25 September 2017

    The embers of a late Autumn. Morning mists, fruitfulness, golden light, wind in my hair... more»
    The Skylark Ascending
  • 21 June 2017

    It is a bright, blue, winter morning in the Southern Hemisphere and the winter solstice stretches our imagination... more»
    Dark and Light: A Solstice Story
  • 18 December 2012

    Tradition and ritual, a love that never dies, sharing food with friends, creative courage, a mother and her child and a freedom of the spirit. Magnificat moments. Christmas stories. more»
    Magnificat Moments
  • 1 October 2013

    Isn't it time though to break up the holy huddles that can exist in our faiths and churches and cast aside the religious internal obsessions which have little or no relevance to the rest of society and the world? Only then do we have the hope of finding a way forward. more»
    Ruffling Feathers
  • 10 February 2014

     You will not have to travel far to appreciate the multi-cultural character of Auckland and much else of New Zealand. The diversity of cultures is obvious at work places, parks, beaches, more»
    Spacious Spirituality
  • 26 September 2017

    Travelling is in the DNA of most New Zealanders. Over a million of them live overseas and thousands holiday around the world each year. Families love nothing better than packing up the tent, caravan or camper van and hitting the road to enjoy some R and R. If you've got an iconic V Dub, all the better. more»
    Northern Lights in April
  • 12 May 2014

    World leaders and the media are speaking and writing much about 276 schoolgirls kidnapped over a month ago by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria. more»
    To be silent is to be unfaithful
  • 25 September 2017

    Now I am not a believer that the Sabbath principle means it has to be Sunday, but I do believe it is an important principle to leading a sustainable life. more»
    Living the Sustainable Life!
  • 25 September 2017

    The sun is setting on Assynt, in the North West corner of Scotland. Orange light warms a cold April... more»
  • 25 September 2017

    It is a story of fragile hope then and now, for we live in unpredictable times. It was ever thus... more»
    February Tales
  • 1 June 2017

    The steady life-giving heartbeat of the church community is sustained in the daily offering of Morning and Evening Prayer, for the praise of God and to pray for the world and the Church. more»
    Living In A History
  • 18 December 2012

    Angels, Mary, cows, ducks and all manner of beasts get a much better deal when kids get hold of the Christmas story. They pummel, poke and reshape it to fit their view of the world. more»
    Of course angels are real!
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