What Groundhog Day (and my time in a monastery) taught me about lockdown

Dawn LaValle Norman, Australian Catholic University Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered? Stage 4 lockdown is upon Melbourne for the next six weeks. How do we cope with the new normal of staying in our houses …

Experience is overrated: amazing liberating grace

Grace is the experience of being delivered from experience. Martin Luther Martin Luther’s doctrinal affirmation of salvation by faith through God’s grace comprised the bedrock of Protestantism to this day. The above lesser known quote attributed to Martin Luther offers us food for thought about grace on a more personal day-to-day level. Why does experience—our …