Posts Tagged ‘Public space’

Good news and media – Navigating the intersection

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

I wanted to start by acknowledging that what the Church calls Good News and what journalists call good news are entirely different things. The Christian Gospel, which is a word meaning, ‘good news’ – is that the Creator of all things, God, so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that all Read more

The tenacity of hope

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Recently some readers of my blog “Another Voice” told me they fear I am becoming “negatively critical and pessimistic”. Their remarks surprised me. I am critical but I think it is healthy and responsible to be constructively critical. Being critical, however, is not the same thing as being negative. And I am really not pessimistic. Read more

Pulitzer-winning novelist exhorts Christians to engage world

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

A Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist known for her compelling Christian characters has urged Christians to engage fearlessly and generously with a world “enthralled by contentiousness.” “There’s something very, very wrong when so many people who claim to be religious act as if they have to hide out, as if their understanding of things couldn’t support Read more

Spiritual guidance with groceries

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

“Would you like spiritual guidance with that?” The frequent value-add phrase from fast food outlets has been given a twist by Austrian deacon Willi Holzhammer who is making a special offer at his local supermarkets — free spiritual guidance and counselling when you pick up your groceries. Holzhammer is touring the Alpine province of Tyrol each Saturday Read more

Human Judgment and the Neutral Public Square

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Did you ever stop to consider that no moral or political judgment can be made without reference to the nature, purposes and ends of the human person? There is a kind of theory, or perhaps more properly simply an “aura”, surrounding modern liberal democracies which causes us to imagine that a sound social order demands Read more