Common Ground

Background: The triumph of light over dark is a common theme in the Advent season. Christ, our true light, has come into the darkness of the...

In the time of Herod king of Judah there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth...

Advent is the beginning of the Christian year. While much of the world falls into flurry and fuss preparing for the year’s end, the Church...

Welcome to the October edition of Common Ground; and to the long weekend. We hope the weekend provides you with an opportunity for rest and...

Isaiah renders a scene that often occupies my imagination. The holy council assembles in the temple before the massive glory (kabod) of the Lord. The...

Some of the most delightful times I’ve spent with my children came recently as we read aloud together Frances Burnett’s The Secret Garden. The story...

It’s not always a vertiginous mountain or the sky on fire at sunset. Wonder and delight can be found in the ordinary also: on the...

Andrew Das is an alumnus of the Residential Internship (2014/15) and works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Otago, Christchurch. He lives...