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Nowadays, People Believe Anything

Nowadays, People Believe Anything

A pretty empty church On Saturday, I went to the film Spider-Man: Far From Home (no spoilers). One of the characters said: People, they need to believe. And nowadays, they’ll believe anything. Earlier that day, I read an article in our local Christchurch...
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...
Science Versus Religion?

Science Versus Religion?

With yesterday’s editorial, Science vs Religion is back in the news: If you based your life around a belief system that includes an account of the world’s creation in one of its founding stories, does that mean you are confusing your beliefs with science?...
Stephen Hawking Meets God

Stephen Hawking Meets God

There is plenty of debate whether Stephen Hawking believed in God or not. He used the word ‘God’ and spoke about explaining the universe as glimpsing ‘the mind of God’. But he didn’t use the word ‘God’ in the sense of a...
About Anglicanism

About Anglicanism

I recently spotted a letter to the editor (above) in our local newspaper, The Press. What struck me was that pretty much every suggestion for improvement of the Anglican Church is already a reality. The letter suggested that scriptures be read with an eye on the...