Nine Marks of Christian Leadership

Dear Colleagues, Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!! April is an opportunity for us to take a closer look at the Passion of Christ and the mysteries and miracles around resurrection and the beyond. We travel this year through the meditation of the suffering of Christ in a context... Continue Reading →

A Stampede of Grace

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Usually during lent I choose to fast something and, not just anything, but something that I really enjoy. Most of the time it has been coffee, but alcohol and cake have also been options. I, like so many other people, have fasted not to punish... Continue Reading →

Compassion 

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Last week I finally called a dear friend whom I had wanted to contact for a long time. She is not well, I knew that.  I hadn't heard from her in a while. My everyday life was so busy these weeks and I was so... Continue Reading →

‘s ist Krieg

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- ’s ist Krieg! ’s ist Krieg! O Gottes Engel wehre,Und rede Du darein!’s ist leider Krieg – und ich begehre,Nicht schuld daran zu sein!Matthias Claudius There is a war on – and dear Lord,I don’t want to be responsible.I don’t want to be held accountable.I... Continue Reading →

The Panther

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Today’s Thoughts on a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke (English translation of the poem here.) Der PantherSein Blick ist vom Vorübergehn der StäbeSo müd geworden, dass er nicht mehr hält.Ihm ist, als ob es tausend Stäbe gäbeUnd hinter tausend Stäben keine Welt.Der weiche Gang geschmeidig... Continue Reading →

On teaching about religion

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- This week at UWC Robert Bosch College, I begin teaching a unit on religion as part of the course ‘Theory of Knowledge’. It’s a theme that students can sign up for if they wish. I certainly find the relationship between knowledge and religion fascinating. The... Continue Reading →

“… But you remain the same.”

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- About 500 years before Christ was born, lived a philosopher named Heraclitus. A quote that has survived 2500 years is the following - “The only thing constant is change”. Like all of us today he recognised that there is very little in our lives that... Continue Reading →

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