24th November 2016
The O Antiphons: A soothing balm for traumas
‘In the darkness in Advent we imagine that a new child is coming, that a saviour is coming.’ This act of imagination, to which the O Antiphons give voice, is prophetic and radical says Karen Eliasen.
6th April 2016
Mercy: a case history
The fourth and fifth readings, from Isaiah, put Karen Eliasen in mind of a song which can help us make sense of Pope Francis’ call for the Church to be a ‘convincing herald of mercy’.
22nd December 2015
A child has been born for us
Nicholas King asks how the titles ‘Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace’ informed early Christian thinking about Jesus and how they can inspire our Christmas prayer.
18th December 2015
Prince of Peace
Theodora Hawksley explores the model of peace-making that God demonstrates in his gift of the vulnerable prince of peace that is Christ, a model that we are called to embrace.
17th December 2015
When Christians ascribe to Jesus the four familiar titles from Isaiah 9:6, the one that might seem out of place is ‘Everlasting Father’: isn’t Jesus, the Second Person of the Trinity, the Son?
14th December 2015
Whomever Isaiah was referring to as 'Mighty God', what is important is that this verse reveals to every one of its readers or hearers something about the God that they know through faith.
3rd December 2015
The biblical language of transfiguration can help us to express what it means to be ‘lit up from within’.
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