Posts Tagged ‘Gerald A Arbuckle’

Leading in chaotic times: the example of Pope Francis Comments 0

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

We live in chaotic times. If perchance you doubt this, I suggest you view a few episodes of the television comedy, The Simpsons. It is the longest-running American cartoon series ever. It is frequently on our screens also. Like Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, it is primarily written for adults, but it is more especially loved Read more

Fundamentalism: an enemy of the common good Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Pope Francis said, “Fundamentalism is a sickness that is in all religions … Religious fundamentalism is not religious, because it lacks God. “It is idolatry, like idolatry of money … We Catholics have some — and not some, many — who believe in the absolute truth and go ahead dirtying the other with calumny, with Read more

Another award for New Zealand priest Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

New Zealand Marist priest and cultural anthropologist Dr Gerald Arbuckle received an award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada at its annual meeting held in Quebec on 20-23 June. Earlier this year he received a lifetime achievement award in Practical Theology from the Broken Bay Institute. Arbuckle’s essay, “Fundamentalism as an Read more

Internationally respected theologian and anthropologist receives an award Comments 0

Monday, May 8th, 2017
Gerald Arbuckle

A New Zealand Marist priest has received an award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to academic research and teaching in the fields of theology and anthropology over many decades. The Australian Institute of Theological Education (BBI) presented a Lifetime Achievement Award in Practical Theology to Dr Gerald Arbuckle. Arbuckle is an internationally respected theologian Read more

The Master Storyteller Comments 0

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Good storytellers are people of few words. Ample space is left for the imagination of the listener or reader to make connections with the story. If the storyteller talks too much, there is no room for the listener or reader to enter into the story. They must have the space to relate to the story. Read more

Dissenters: we need them Comments 3

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Dissent is a confusing and at times emotively negative word.  This is especially so for people who are irrevocably wedded to the status quo or who fear  any form of change whatsoever. They call someone a dissenter and marginalize them, refusing to hear any defence. They call them at best ‘grumpy’, ‘divisive’, and ‘bitter’. This Read more

The Occupy Wall Street protesters are neither unrealistic nor impractical Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The Occupy Wall St movement is being criticised by some as a crowd of malcontents having no solutions to offer to the problems they are protesting about.  To start with they were portrayed  as a movement that objected to what they deemed to be unfair bank regulations. Two months down the track, the novelty has dimmed, the objectives Read more

Election times and false prophets Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Election times are almost with us. Beware of “millennial cargo cult” politicians!  Why the strange language? Well, it aptly describes a dangerous type of politician and political policy. Millenarian cults are social movements common throughout history. They proclaim for devoted believers the destructive end of one era and the dramatic coming of another more perfect Read more