Theology of The Dark is Rising

Over the Christmas season, Rob McFarlane and Julia Bird have been leading a re-reading of Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising on Twitter with the hashtag #TheDarkIsReading. This has led to some fascinating conversations, including on the theology of the book.

Belief

Do we put together our own belief systems? What does this say to those of us who, as Christians, are part of what gets called ‘organised religion’?

Metaphysics

The cover story of the New Scientist this week is Metaphysics, which they sub-title “How science answers philosophy’s deepest questions”. I think that the New Scientist is a very interesting magazine, and I’m pleased that they tackle these sorts of topics, although I do find how they approach them somewhat frustrating sometimes!