A reflection on the movie Paul and the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9). Paul the alien (from the movie of the same name) symbolises a new faith for the age of enlightenment. He is a foul mouthed saviour wielding the power of evolution and the knowledge of science. How does his way compare [...]
How come God is always a man? - reflections on gender in Matthew 11. Where is Jesus on the gender spectrum? He appears to identify as male. But some interesting gender bending happens in Matthew 11:28-30 where Jesus identifies himself with Sophia, Mother Wisdom.
Genesis 22:1-14 - a troubling story. “The story of Abraham and Isaac is a problem for you and your God,” says comedian Sarah Silverman perhaps echoing the doubts of our own hearts. What is the solution? Ignore it, reject it, or explain it away?
The empty jar and the well of grace - Genesis 21:8-21. Which way is better? – to leave the future up to God? – or work to shape the future by our own endeavours? Isaac and Ishmael symbolise these two alternatives.
a reflection on gratitude - part of a series about money. “Happiness" is not emphasised as an ideal state of life in the bible. The bible has other emphases, among them thankfulness, gratitude. One way of entering more deeply into thankful contentment in our lives, is by becoming more “materialistic”, more focussed on the goodness of creation. [...]
A reflection on generosity - part of a series about money. Jesus says, “Give to everyone who begs from you.” In the face of the increasing number of people begging in our city, is it really practical or even desirable to do what Jesus teaches?