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. Advertisements
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’?
What do you want to say thank you for? What does giving thanks look like? What difference would it make?
During his inaugural address President Trump stated that “we are protected by God”. But, is that true? What does it mean?
One of the major way that Jesus taught was through parables. But how do we use those stories? How do we learn from them and allow them to shape us?
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!
How do we transform the way that we usually think? One answer to that question is to talk to people who think differently to us! This is the approach taken by Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Studies. This book summarises those discussions so far.