The empty husk of European Christendom has finally gone up in flames. Have you heard? Tell it on every social media platform: Notre-Dame, the glamorous gothic ‘lady’ and icon of […]
I have a love–hate relationship with photography. Ever since I was a kid, my recollection of events and places is tied to particular images either mum or I captured. My […]
Today I want to tell you a story. The Greatest Story there is, at least according to many people. It’s a story about something I believe we all have in […]
In my previous post, I suggested that in order to make sense of our little and everyday stories, we need a view from above. Like a cosmic director, God has […]
At Wondering Fair, we love the little story. We understand a universal God through the gritty particulars of animal instincts and awaiting adoptions, of breastfeeding babies and ‘Black Friday’ blues. […]
I’m not made in the image of a phone. But I do believe I’m made in the image of a loving God, who respects people as people, and objects as objects. And never shall the twain meet.
To climb, or not to climb: that is the question. At least that’s the question my tour group recently faced while standing before this giant red rock at the centre of my country: Uluru. We were in a bind. It was a showdown between the interconnected spirituality of Tjukurpa, and the ascendent secularity of Tourists. But had we missed something in the race to the top?
Ballroom dancing must be the western culture’s last bastion of patriarchy. A few months ago Nikki (my wife) and I ticked off our to-do-list by taking up dancing. Like most […]
Desmond Tutu has a little children’s book called God’s Dream. In soft pastel paintings of kids from all nations, we discover that God dreams about people sharing and caring, “that […]
Scientists have facts; religious people have faith, right? Life is one giant naturalistic process with no need for God—a big bang, stars forming, planets coalescing, continents drifting, life generating, and […]