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Thomas Merton Semicentennial Anniversary

Thomas Merton Semicentennial Anniversary

On Monday, it is 50 years since Thomas Merton’s death. There will be many events internationally. In Christchurch, people will meet at 6pm, starting at the Waimairi Cemetery, 195 Grahams Road, Burnside, where members of the Merton Family are buried [Read more...
Christian Art of Not Giving a #~*&

Christian Art of Not Giving a #~*&

On Saturday, I appreciated the review of French Philosopher Fabrice Midal’s new book, The French art of not giving a f*ck. And when I saw it for sale in a bookshop, I bought it straight away. This professor of philosophy at the University of Paris has practised...
Buddhism Blemished

Buddhism Blemished

This is a reflection from a recent conversation with a 20something young woman. It has much in common with many conversations I have. I need to preface this post by underlining that I don’t play the my-religion-is-better-than-your-religion game. I also need to...
Christian Contemplation Curriculum

Christian Contemplation Curriculum

I hope that the way we mostly relate to each other on this site, the way that there is mostly more light than heat, the way that we try to respect each other when things are contentious is founded on the contemplative being more important than the controversial. I am,...