Author: David

The Pursuit of Happiness

I’ve lost count of the number of times my theological reflection has been sparked by a Leunig cartoon.  It happened again this past week!  Here’s the brilliant and topical cartoon that appeared on the Michael Leunig Appreciation Group Facebook page last Monday: The Church can be such a serious place, can it not?  Known more for what it’s […]

Where to Begin?

Meister Eckhart, the C13 German mystic and theologian, wrote, There is nothing in all the universe so much like God as silence.  I wonder what he meant? Did he mean the simple absence-of-noise silence?  Turning off the TV or the radio, escaping from the office or the phone, taking a solo walk in the bush or along the […]

Building a New World

One of the many gifts that we people from The Avenue have received in the partnership with the people from Hartwell over this past year has been your magnificent Mission Statement – that sentence formed around Micah 6:8 He has told you, O Mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you […]

The Art of Receiving

It’s the Christmas season and all over the world people are having exactly the same conversation: we sent them a card last year but they didn’t send us one, so we probably shouldn’t send them one this year; unless they send us one because we sent them one, in which case we should. But if we […]

The Frustration of Human Absurdity

I woke this morning with a feeling of frustration niggling at the back of my mind. Despite the relaxation of some COVID restrictions that were announced yesterday, I realised that my Monday would be little different to the past months of Mondays – I’m not a golfer, I can’t go riding my motorbike just for […]