Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.
Christians can bring peace to multi-religious Europe because we are able to understand the role of faith in the lives of other believers better than atheists.
I believe that his death and resurrection transformed humanity's relationship with God.
I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims.
Most religions live from a narrative that shapes their relationship with the divine other, God or the gods, and with the human other, the stranger.
The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
This evening I wish to suggest that we Christians should accompany people on their pilgrimages. Specifically we should travel with people as they search for the good, the true and the beautiful.
To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness.