In praise of the nation state

Why stand up for the nation state? Isn’t this a bit out of date? I don’t think so. The nation state still has a vital place in human society – for several reasons, the first of which has become particularly relevant during the current pandemic. The nation state has borders. Borders allow nations to protectContinue reading “In praise of the nation state”

Love Story #12: His disciples believed in him (Part 2)

You can listen to this post as an audio file or read the text. In my previous post I told the story of how St Augustine came to faith in Jesus Christ when he was willing to let go of his sex addiction. It doesn’t always work out like that. Here are two examples ofContinue reading “Love Story #12: His disciples believed in him (Part 2)”

Love Story # 11: His disciples believed in him

You can listen to this post as an audio file or read the text. When Jesus turns water into wine at the wedding in Cana, the immediate result is that his disciples believe in him. I suppose John means that up to this moment their faith was embryonic – not fully formed. But now, seeingContinue reading “Love Story # 11: His disciples believed in him”