Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post. Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at some of the most famous presocratic philosophers (that is,
In last week’s Thursday Theology post (here) we looked at different theories of determinism. We saw that determinism is the idea that the past determines
Often technical terminology can be headache-inducing, so I usually try to avoid it. But philosophical terms can be helpful if they encapsulate something profound and
Implicit within prayer is the acknowledgment that God is in control of our lives. If it were not the case that God is in control,
In my studies in recent years I’ve focused a great deal of energy and attention on trying to understand the nature of God. This is
I found this diagram really useful in depicting the different ways people see the relationship between God and the universe: In theism, God and the
In this post I will try to explain in a concise and simple way some of the main elements of the theological movement known as Open
There’s a lot that I don’t agree with Richard Dawkins about. But he once said this in an interview: “It’s a horrible idea that God,
It seems that stress is a part of life for everyone. Yet I believe it needn’t be that way. The universe is sustained and animated
The first thing to make clear is that I have every respect for Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and people of all faiths and no faith.
Anyone who has read my blog in any depth will recognise that there are two important components to my beliefs about God and the world.
My dear friends, I must first offer you an apology because it has been several weeks since I last posted. I am still in psychiatric
A major idea in the Christian tradition is that human beings live in a ‘fallen’ state. The idea is that, through original sin (which took
It is possible to view reality as though there are two separate layers. The first layer we will call the God layer, and the second