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How John The Baptiser’s way of life earned him a resume reference from Jesus himself, even in a time when John was questioning Jesus.

With a prophetic imagination we see that Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son Isaac was in fact the Resurrection of Isaac who was as good as dead already. (This video is based on interpretative skills of David Buttrick)

Full title: To make God our first love is the most loving way of loving everything else. A slightly-less-than-literal interpretation of Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son Isaac.

A literal interpretation of Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son Isaac.

The question we should ask is not: “Do you believe?” but, rather, “what do you believe and does it bring LIFE?”

What St. Paul and Athenians can teach us about engaging with people with differing faiths from our own

Reflections on Jesus’s saying that there are many rooms in my Father’s house, and how a break in scripture can mistakenly break a narrative.

The greatest gift CMM gives to the hungry when it feeds them has little to do with their stomachs… It’s that we show up. Consistently.

Why, in Acts Chp 1, did Jesus tell his disciples to return to Jerusalem, the place which held the greatest fear and represented the greatest pain for them? The very same reasons he would tell us to return to our ‘own’ Jerusalem…

  A few reasons why life should be celebrated, even amidst all the darkness, sadness and sorrow that surrounds us. A Brief for the Defence, a poem by Jack Gilbert that is read during this video: Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies are not starving someplace, they are starving somewhere else. With flies in their […]

As a sign of power, those who speak the loudest pull out guns to show their dominance. More than showing just their dominance, they look to make themselves feel more secure. The unfortunate reality is true security happens at a far more fundamental level than one that requires munitions and violence.

How words in scripture have a different meaning to what we understand them by today, as well as the process of uncovering the real ‘real world’.

Jesus, living out his teachings, and practising what he preached, would seek out his enemies so as to love them, and not only tolerate them when they just so happened to be in the same space as him. We, as individuals and nations, have much to learn from this, for when we seek out our […]

Common wisdom is that faith brings healing. Yet, selflessly giving of ourselves to heal others can breed faith in itself. Not only does Jesus know this, he shows it, too.

On the eve of Palm Sunday, the correlations between Julius Malema and Pontius Pilate are startling.

When good things happen to us, is it because we deserve it? When bad things happen to us, is it because we deserve it? Do you get what you deserve?

“We struggle to change because we cannot change without actually changing.” How then do we cope with changing, especially when we know we need to? Herein are a few strategies.

    Holy land is not a place where we go, holy land is the place we’re currently standing in.    

(The second part of a two-part series. It’s important to watch part 1 before this part.) Herein we conclude the dangers of attributing any event that happens in our world as God’s will.

When we see numbers, we automatically think of their numerical value only. In times gone by, numbers had deep symbolic value, too. The ‘symbol’ 40 is of great importance in the bible. It’s the amount of days that make up lent, and it also happens to be the period in weeks that a mother goes […]

The fourth, and final, entry in our series on Choosing Life. This time we discuss how your choices affect other people – even people you do not know.

This is the third part in our series on choosing life. This time the question we’re faced with doesn’t have as intuitive an answer as you would expect it to. The question is: What is life?

Part 2 in our 4 part series on Choosing Life. This time around we examine text through the guises of God. We ask ourselves: what do we learn about God from what we’re reading. This is a continuation on last week’s post where we ask ourselves what we learn about God from textual analysis. It’s […]