Verbatim: Tim Winton

Tim Winton is one of Australia’s serious authors. In this interview at the Centre for Public Christianity he talks about his book Eyrie. Including: Probably the most disheartening outcome of the booms that we’ve lived through and the prosperity that … Continue reading

NOMA: The compatibility of science and faith

Stephen Jay Gould was a top scientist as well as a top popular writer on science. He is also well known for his NOMA theory, first published in 1997, that science and faith are completely compatible. NOMA stands for ‘nonoverlapping … Continue reading

Verbatim: On folly, from the memoirs of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Folly is a more dangerous enemy to the good than evil. One can protest against evil; it can be unmasked and, if need be, prevented by force. Evil always carries the seeds of its own destruction, as it makes people, … Continue reading

Zoe is Greek for life…

…in case you didn’t know. And Zoe’s law is causing a storm. Watch this space as the contradictions of our society surface with the possibility of a law affirming human life and rights in the womb. Here is the story … Continue reading

Evil: A guide for the perplexed

This review of Chad Meister’s book gives a good feel for some standard arguments about the problem of evil. Update: fresh from marking another essay… a quotation from one of my students that hits one nail on the head: “By … Continue reading

It’s not about us; it’s about me

Another article from the depths of a recently marked essay. Thanks to student 201220624. It’s Bernard Salt’s reflections on the change from us to me, and it’s here. … Continue reading