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The trouble is that after nine years as a Jack of all trades and Master of the Dominican Order, I have no expertise on anything except airports and exotic foods.

Clearly a big challenge for Christianity is how to remain in contact with the millions of people who look for God but do not come to Church.

Seeking the good is not primarily about rules and commandments.

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.

To be frank, I suspect that today there is little respect for Christianity as source of moral teaching about goodness.

I believe that his death and resurrection transformed humanity's relationship with God.

To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities: confidence and humility.

Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does breed violence and intolerance.

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.

The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.

We need a place in which we may flourish and be ourselves.

All the Abrahamic faiths are marked by violence.

At the centre of Christianity is community; we are gathered by the Lord around the altar.

I believe that my own Christian faith does indeed make universal claims.

Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.

Our society has lost confidence in the power of reason, except perhaps scientific reason.

The medieval Church believed that the resurrection of Christ marked a new time for all of humanity.

The next challenge for Christianity is to remind Europeans that we are called to seek the truth.

Thinking that morality is all about commandments is a relatively new way of thinking, since the Reformation.

We can identify with Frodo and Sam, setting off not knowing quite where they are going and what they are to do.