Let grace flow

Hope in Mozambique

July 13, 2012 | David MansfieldThere will always be hope while people live like Hope Mathlope and testify to the hope we have in the crucified and risen Jesus.

Wallaby Captain and Crusader for World Poverty

June 27, 2012 | David MansfieldThe Springboks missed him but the Wallabies are glad to call him their own.

Whats wrong with an Elizabethan Theme Park?

May 30, 2012 | David MansfieldThere aren’t too many Elizabethan Theme Parks left in the Diocese of Sydney - possibly just a couple, and perhaps even one or two of the medieval variety.

Pity the Child in the Budgets

May 10, 2012 | David MansfieldPolitical commentary and social critique has been pouring forth since the budget was handed down on Tuesday night.

Go ahead, make my Mother’s Day

May 3, 2012 | David MansfieldWhen I was a kid, I developed a routine with my mother that almost became a ritual. It certainly took on a liturgical tone.

What Would Jesus Drive?

April 11, 2012 | David MansfieldIt may be presumptuous to even ask the question, “If Jesus was around today, what would he drive?” But ask it I will.

Always make the call

March 30, 2012 | David MansfieldI recently commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the death of a man who was one of my dearest friends.

In Search of the Pagan Whisperer

March 16, 2012 | David MansfieldOver the summer we cricket watching tragics had no end of beer advertisements inflicted on us. One featured a character called the Woman Whisperer.

Cowboys don’t cry

February 29, 2012 | David MansfieldWho will care for the carer?

Once Were Warriors now just very wounded

February 16, 2012 | David MansfieldWhen the King of Zululand says that there is a threat to his people as potent and frightening as either apartheid or HIV/AIDS, you sit up and take notice.

Ethiopian runners may be famous

February 5, 2012 | David Mansfield... but Ethiopian runaways are almost forgotten

An African conflict of an ambiguous kind

January 26, 2012 | David MansfieldDiscovering conflict and comfort in the strange places and surprising ways

Would you like lies with that?

January 12, 2012 | David MansfieldGossip is just like a juicy sirloin steak, especially with a little slander on the side.

Christmas in a Kenyan refugee camp

January 3, 2012 | David MansfieldChristmas for refugees and church workers working with them can be extremely dangerous.

The Day I Forgot To Dance

December 6, 2011 | David MansfieldHave I lost, have we lost, the art of enjoying the simple things of life?