Celebrating Saint Jerome

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Adjoining one of my favourite places on earth, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, is another stunning church, the Church of St Catherine of Alexandria. The latter, because it’s easier to do so, is one where I’ve spent much time in silent prayer and contemplation when I have visited the holy land. Once, when I was trying to pray …

Introducing Strahan Coleman

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Today I want to tip my hat to a friend I had a chance to catch a brief chat with this morning. Strahan Coleman is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s amazing, yet understated, musicians. He oozes talent, but also humility. With his music, Strahan captures a timeless feel because it’s in his bones, not because it sells albums or packs …

Embracing Simplicity

Spiritual Disciplines

I was chatting on a radio station recently about TEAR Fund’s One Helping cookbook that has been put together with recipes from some of New Zealand’s best chefs, with all profits from the sale of the book going to help fund TEAR Fund’s partners who are working to combat human trafficking and slavery. The beauty of the cookbook is that …

Party Politics Calls

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Recently I wrote an open letter to the New Zealand Labour Party that got a lot of attention – at least it was a lot of attention for this blog, which really isn’t saying much. Even still, it made some people take notice and that led to a few that I hold in high regard, suggesting that I should consider …

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An Open Letter to the NZ Labour Party

Image Credit: Electoral Commission

Disclaimer: This letter is not connected in any way to any of the organisations/entities I serve and am connected with. It is my own personal opinion and I am speaking as myself. It is also not an indication of any personal connection to any political party. I am not a member of any party and view my role as a …