Posts Tagged ‘reflection’

The spirituality of the Sunday run

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

There is nothing intrinsically holy about a “16 Weeks to Marathon” spreadsheet, GPS watches or the neon accents of running shoes. But, for a certain class of runners, there is no denying the spirituality of the long run. There are no pews, steeples or chapels in this church. It is a social movement complete with Read more

Using digital devices for reflection during Lent

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The season of Lent is upon us. This is a holy season for Christians who seek to identify with Jesus Christ’s 40 days of fasting as he prepared to be tested and later crucified. In order to identify with Christ’s self-sacrifice, Christians often join in a symbolic fast, giving up certain foods such as meat Read more


Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

It is a windy Wellington day and the sea is magnificent, great waves rolling into the shore with heads of foam, some waves exploding against rocks, others falling over themselves and dissolving on the sand. Clouds too are moving and between sea and sky, gulls teeter on outstretched wings, as though fearful of a crash-landing Read more

Scaffolding for the spiritual journey

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

I often see scaffolding wrapped around buildings. Rigid metal poles bolted together. Planks and ladders providing safe passage from one place of work to another. Scaffolding is needed for major repairs and maintenance, such as replacing a roof, or painting a tall building. Sometimes, this scaffolding is then plastic-wrapped, to provide privacy, safety, and a Read more