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.

Books read in 2016

My list of books I’ve read during 2016, with some comments. I’ve enjoyed keeping this list, and thinking about what I’ve read, and I hope that you find it interesting too!

Books read in 2015

I’ve been rather belatedly inspired to record the books I’ve read during 2015, so here is my list with some comments. I enjoyed looking back at what I’d read over the past year and hope that you find it interesting too!

Rabin: 20 years after

Twenty years ago today, the then-prime minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated by an extremist who thought that he was betraying Israel by seeking peace with the Palestinians. Rabin had just taken part in a peace rally calling for an end to violence when he was shot.

Ecclesiastes as experiment

What does Ecclesiastes look like from a scientist’s point of view? People have long struggled with how best to understand Ecclesiastes and the approach of R J Berry provides a refreshing change to some of the theologian’s arguments over whether it is ‘pessimistic’ or ‘optimistic’. On another note, Ecclesiastes has also provided the inspiration for…