I’m posting the following article because it resonated with me. It’s quite fascinating–could God be “working” in people a brand new thing when they separate from the church they had belonged to for years? Here’s the article which I wrote in 2002, for Challenge Weekly.Continue reading “‘Spirited exchanges’”
What does the Church have to offer?
Interviewer: Speaking of the Church, in the area of religion, what is there to turn to, when all else fails?
Rodney Macaan (Former Baptist pastor): I think one of the things that the church can really offer now, when it is working well, is two things.Continue reading “Pastor says: on what the church has to offer”
In this summary, of an article I wrote for Challenge Weekly in 2005, New Zealand Marist Brother Richard Dunleavy who had been in Rome for 13 years, explained how Pope Benedict XVI would fulfil his role as Pope. “I believe he is really ‘conservationist’ in regard to the truths of the Church as updated and described at Vatican II. His bases are natural law, scripture and authentic tradition,” said Brother Richard. Pope’s Benedict’s “depth of understanding of post-modern culture means that he will always be seeking to communicate with the secular world, especially in Europe, but never at the expense of the truths as he sees them.” Pope Benedict has since moved on as Pope, making way for the current Pope, Pope Francis.
This week has been seeing several devotions sent off to the same publisher, which is a record of a sort, but seeing one I did a month ago rejected by the same publisher. However, two weeks ago, one was accepted for publication–by the same publisher. That is the way of things. The way of the Write. At least this time. And two of the ones I sent were recovered from the rubbish bin, which was pleasing to see they didn’t come to waste.
If a devotion I’m writing is not working out at a point in time, I send it to a folder dedicated to parking unusable devotions. There’s one in particular I’ve been fond of taking out and recycling whenever I go into the pharmacy that inspired the devotion.Continue reading “Caught it in time”