I wonder what images come to mind when you hear someone described as a person of faith? I get the impression that many people assume that people of faith have put on faith like they would put on a raincoat: faith is seen as some kind of anorak of ignorance that (vainly) seeks to shield people from suffering or to block...

We are in the midst of Holy Week now. We are close to Good Friday and are living in the shadow of the Jesus’ cross. When I was in primary school, a class mate asked me with some passion why I wore a necklace with a cross on it. She went on to say that she wouldn’t wear a gun around...