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Do unto others

I often hear that people like Jesus’ encapsulation of the Law and Prophets in what has become known as the Golden Rule from Matthew 7. Or at least they like the sentiment behind it but wonder whether it is even able to...

The gift of patience

The scriptures have a lot to say about waiting. The psalmist calls out ‘how long’ almost more often than any other prayer. At times, it can seem that God is just far off or even indifferent to our circumstances, but as...

On Gratitude

Gratitude is one way to enhance our resilience and endurance in these difficult days. Psychologists tell us that our brains our wired for the negative—a survival instinct so that we are always prepared for the worst...

The Perils of Perseverance

Perseverance would have to be one of my least favourite virtues. I hate being told to persevere; to ‘just keep going’. As if I weren’t already doing my best, or trying my hardest…The whole notion of perseverance...

Postdigital Mediation of Transcendence

Art, Religious Excess, and the Postdigital A few years ago, I took my then-12-year-old son to an exhibit on the art of M.C. Escher. I was rather horrified when he immediately took my phone and began taking photos of the...

Living ‘Without God’

During the summer of 1944 – 15 months into a 2-year imprisonment that would end in his execution in the Flossenbürg concentration camp – Dietrich Bonhoeffer told his best friend that the world had reached its adulthood...

Rest amidst the Unrest

Dr Rachelle Gilmour

For those who are overworked during this time of COVID-19, a whole day’s rest sounds an unrealistic luxury. For others, COVID-19 is experienced as a period of complete cessation.

The Pathway Ahead

There is a sign on an Alaskan highway that warns drivers about the limitations facing them ahead. It reads “Choose you rut carefully, as you will be in it for the next 60 miles” reflecting the deep ruts which previous...