A noble mind constrained: a theological blog 03 ix 19

The Tragedy of Dawkins: A theological blog 3 ix 19   We live in an age of moral pygmies.  Bishops mumble.  Bankers have given greed new meanings.  Far from rhetoric to stir us, in Parliament we get playground exchanges that would...

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The Assumption: if not falling asleep on a divan with golden trumpets then what? a theological blog 20 viii 19

The Assumption.  If not falling asleep on a divan with golden trumpets then what? A theological blog 20 viii 19  A theological blog 20 viii 19 What are we to make of this feast?  There could hardly be any doctrine more...

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The will of God: a theological blog 13 – viii – 19

A theological blog 13 - viii - 19 The will of God – I sometimes wonder whether the will of God isn’t sometimes the ultimate backstop: a convenient metaphor  - for who better to have on your side than God...

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Meowing in the distance: a theological blog 6 – viii – 19

Meowing in the distance: a theological blog 6 - viii - 19 The other day we had to have our cat put down. He was an old cat, eighteen already we had had him from a kitten, and in his...

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Meowing in the distance

The other day we had to have our cat put down. He was an old cat, seventeen we had had him from a kitten, and in his late years extremely lame.  All his life he had been an outdoor...

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The will of God: a theological blog 6 – viii – 19

A theological blog 6 - viii - 19 The will of God – that convenient metaphor  for doing exactly what I want no matter what the distress or inconvenience to anybody else.

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How you haunt me still. A theological blog 23 – vii 19

How you haunt me still, dear Ben, who were once amongst the handsomest and most beautiful of men both cursed and favoured by Apollo, you died before your time, wreathed in distress and sorrows, bald, riddled with cancer and...

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We should admire humanists. Yet I could never be a humanist.

A theological blog 16- vii – 19 Far from merely showing that mysteries once explained by God are merely secular puzzles, both science and God, whatever that term means, speak out of the whirlwind. We should admire humanists. How impressive are...

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How are we to explain pathological male dominance?

A theological blog 9 - vii 19 Contemporary Pathological Male Dominance The twentieth century saw an eruption of pathological male dominance such as has been sometimes witnessed among chimpanzees, notably in Jane Goodall’s observations of the Kasakela chimapanzees at Gombe, in...

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God is within the universe and that inner mostly

The creed by which many atheists live often goes something like this: before science people could neither understand the mysteries of the universe nor control its hazards, so they invented gods to explain the mysteries and, by appeasing them,...

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