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Catching People for Life

Catching People for Life

In last Sunday’s Gospel reading (Luke 5:1-11), fish were perfectly happy, swimming their happy fishy life, and then they are caught in half-cleaned nets, dragged to the shore and left, dead and dying, on abandoned boats in the late afternoon heat. And Jesus...
Mathematical Proof of Apophatic Theism

Mathematical Proof of Apophatic Theism

Atheists claiming that they simply believe in one less god than I do set me thinking. And don’t forget I have a mathematics degree as well as a theology degree… oh – and possibly a sense of humour [so half of what I write may not be true; and hence...
Hawking: There is no God or afterlife

Hawking: There is no God or afterlife

Complete with the journalists’ inability to write copy intelligible English (“…no one directors out fate…”), on Wednesday our newspapers had an article with the headline shouting, “Hawking: There is no God or afterlife”....
Faith and Belief Down Under

Faith and Belief Down Under

Update: Having, in this post, expressed hope that others will do similar research to the Australian study, and especially interested in how it might compare to New Zealand, we now have a New Zealand study – I will blog about this soon! I have been reading a...
Beyond Literal Belief

Beyond Literal Belief

Religion as Metaphor: Beyond Literal Belief by David Tacey I hope David Tacey’s book is another doorway into the realisation of the importance of metaphor. It rightly argues that the new atheism and fundamentalism are both misunderstanding the stories...