12 books on productivity and time management

Summarised by Rod Benson. There are hundreds of books available today on personal productivity and time management. A very small number of these are excellent, while the rest range from good to bad to just plain ugly and cringe-worthy. Have you discovered a book or other resource that has significantly lifted your game when it …

The use of Scripture in Laudato Si

By Rod Benson (published in APBF Digest, June 2015) When he chose “Francis” for his papal name in 2014, in honour of St Francis of Assisi, we might have expected former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to make a significant contribution to the Catholic Church’s witness on environmental issues. With the Encyclical released on June 18, …

Published articles

A selection of my published articles and conference papers “Reverent intimacy: George Henry Morling’s approach to teaching the doctrine of God,” paper presented to Postgraduate Research Seminar, Morling College, 18 Sep 2017. “The Quest for Serenity and union with Christ,” The Baptist Recorder 136, Feb 2017, pp. 1-7. “George Henry Morling and the ordo salutis,” …

Origin of the phrase, ‘In necessariis unitas’

Like me, you've probably heard some variation of the phrase, "In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity." It's a translation of the Latin phrase, "In necessariis unitas, in dubitas libertas, in omnibus caritas." Nineteenth-century church historian Philip Schaff calls it "the watchword of Christian peacemakers."(1) The phrase is often attributed to the theologian …