Meditation and Reflection

Introducing TGI Monday – What does it mean to be a "real Christian"?

  Move over Gogglebox. Forget Question Time. Ignore Everyday Ethics, The Big Questions and Loose Women. TGI Monday is here! It has been many months in development, through creative tensions, scheduling traumas, job/family juggling and ecclesial diplomatic wrangling. But here…

The Prayer Shawls of Auschwitz

This is a guest post by Brother Ivo. ____________ Those who have visited Auschwitz are likely to find their thoughts straying back there on this day of Holocaust remembrance. A…

On the Feast of Stephen

The funeral of St Stephen, by Filippo Lippi (1460). St Stephen – 'a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost' (Acts 6:5) – was chosen to be a…

Peacemaking needs peacemakers

  Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." And that includes Muslim peacemakers, because Jesus didn't say 'Blessed only are the Christian…

We will remember them, won't we?

  We will remember them. We intone it ritually every year. We even make a chronological covenant: 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning..' There have…

Does God suffer?

  There's an awful lot of suffering and badness around. Nasty people do nasty things, and wicked people do worse. There are floods, droughts and earthquakes, which are no-one's fault;…