Figures for the number of men entering the priesthood show that after a fairly steep decline in the late 1980s and 90s, the numbers have begun to pick up again.

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Words of Wisdom

Hungry for Righteousness

Hungry for Righteousness

J John

'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness' (Matthew 5:6). This beatitude talks about our goals and desires. What do we seek in life? Pleasure? Money? Status? There could be many answers. This is the most important topic of all because it is our ambitions that make or break us. We all know people who suffer from such inadequate ...

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Resources

The Six Stages of Faith

The Six Stages of Faith

Jacqui Catcheside

Questioning? Wrestling with doubts? Feeling confused? The following chart may put things into perspective. It is a very helpful resource from Martin Scott outlining the stages of faith and doubt suggested by people like Reverend James Fowler and other research

Approaches to the Bible (Questionnaire)

Approaches to the Bible (Questionnaire)

Dan Boyle

What do you believe? Here is an interesting survey (posted below) that is looking at how we view our approaches to the Bible. The author of the study asks users to help by answering questions such as: 'How do you think m

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Books

An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture

An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture

Walter Brueggemann

Our seduction into beliefs in competition, scarcity, and acquisition are producing too many casualties. We need to depart a kingdom that creates isolation, polarized debate, an exhausted planet, and violence that comes with the will to empire.