Category: Philosophical Dialogue

Is Everything Subjective?

A closeup picture of two people annotating their Bibles

When I was studying for my undergraduate degree I remember writing a dissertation on the subjectivity of musical meaning. My argument was that the meaning of a piece of music is encapsulated not so much in the sounds we hear, but in the context… Continue Reading “Is Everything Subjective?”

Is it possible to be at peace in suffering? A conversation with Gregg

A painting of a person holding their head in pain

Gregg: This quote made me think of you: By realizing Him who is subtler than the subtlest who dwells in the midst of the chaos, who is the Creator of all things and is endowed with many forms, who is the non-dual Pervader of the… Continue Reading “Is it possible to be at peace in suffering? A conversation with Gregg”

Truth, God, Morality and Ethics: Conversations with Martin (part 2/2)

A black and white picture of God with the world as His footstool

This is the second part of my email conversation with a friend in which we began by discussing panentheism (see Conversations with Martin (part 1/2)), and then moved on a variety of subjects including free will, the nature of God, morality and ethics, and… Continue Reading “Truth, God, Morality and Ethics: Conversations with Martin (part 2/2)”

Panentheism, Sacred Texts, Creation: Conversations with Martin (part 1/2)

An open Bible

I recently had an intriguing email discussion with my good friend Martin (not his real name – he wanted to remain anonymous) that started with the subject of panentheism and grew to incorporate sacred texts, morality, and a whole lot more.  I wanted to… Continue Reading “Panentheism, Sacred Texts, Creation: Conversations with Martin (part 1/2)”