April 17, 2017

Fear and Greed in a World Without Hope

In a world full of fear and greed, it is easy to lose hope.   There is something comprehensively pernicious about the apparent ease with which our worldview in the last […]
October 9, 2017

Leadership, Fear and Trust

Jesus tells the story of a vineyard owner who asks his two sons to go and work in the vineyard. One says ‘yes’ but doesn’t; and the other says ‘no’ […]
September 27, 2019

Discipleship and Hope

I was recently watching my grandson’s weekly swimming lesson.  While at the pool, I saw a young father play and encourage his small son as the lesson progressed. Each week […]
April 20, 2020

Fear and Peace

‘The doors were locked for fear…’  and Jesus said:  ‘Peace be with you.’ (John 20:19) Fear has gripped many parts of the world over the last few weeks, and understandably […]
June 20, 2020

Fear and Love

Our inability and unwillingness to speak about fear and what frightens us, and Jesus’ clear expectation we will face division and brokenness in our lives because of the world’s response […]
November 21, 2020

All Are Welcome

I recently watched an interview with Craig Foster, the Australian soccer player, turned TV commentator and a well-known social justice activist on television.  He was talking about his community work […]
March 27, 2021

My God! Why Have You Forsaken Me?

One of the things I have reflected upon in recent debates about discrimination with our treatment of people who are black, women, asylum seekers, people who identify with the LGBTQI […]
November 13, 2021

‘Do Not Be Alarmed!’

There is something beautifully reassuring in the drama of Jesus’ words given to us in Mark 13:1-11, particularly in today’s world which is filled with uncertainty, division and fear, trying […]
July 9, 2022

Being Called as a Neighbour!

The parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) is well known as a story about kindness and generosity to a stranger in trouble, about being a good neighbour and recognising […]