Gaza news updates and truth-sourcing

IT HAS long been said that truth is the first casualty in war. In the age of digital technology, social media, AI and deepfakes, that awful reality has been turbo-charged. The continuing bombardment and assault on Gaza and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are prime...

Threatened with resurrection

Luke 24. 36b – 58; Acts 3. 12-19; Psalm 4. “They were startled and terrified… Jesus said to them, why are you frightened and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” AT THE VERY core of Christian believing is the conviction that – despite persistent appearances to the...

Birth, death and impossible new life at Christmas

THIS CHRISTMAS, in Palestine and Israel, in Sudan, in Ukraine and in other less publicised parts of the globe, darkness and violence seem overwhelming. In Bethlehem, traditionally the birthplace of Christ, seasonal celebrations have been cancelled in respect for the...

Christ in the Rubble

WITH Gaza under continual attack and bombardment, the displacement of nearly 90 per cent of the population, and the West Bank living under siege conditions, the Christian communities there have declared the usual Christmas celebrations cancelled. Instead, the coming...