In an interesting article, “Why I believe again”, novelist A.N. Wilson talks about his life journey from youthful Christian faith, to twenty years of devoted atheism and then back again to Christianity in recent years.
Wilson notes that it wasn’t purely rational arguments that drew him back to faith, but a sense of the inadequacy of the . . . → Read More: "There are more things in heaven and earth…"
This has been around for a little while, but every time I watch it I get that same strange mix of joy and sadness.
A brilliant take on some . . . → Read More: "There is none like me"
I came across this advert a few days ago, and it has got me thinking.
My problem is not with people wearing crosses, but with the incredible disconnect between what this ad is selling and the brutal reality of the cross. How is it that an instrument of torture and excruciating execution has become a “spiritual accessory”?
A . . . → Read More: Death and accessories
This is a beautiful illustration of how treasures, at times, come in jars of clay.
Watch the clip here, really it’s worth it.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, a writer for Entertainment Weekly says it well:
In our pop-minded culture so slavishly obsessed with packaging — the right face, the right clothes, the right attitudes, the right Facebook posts — the unpackaged . . . → Read More: I dare you not to love this…
I just read an interesting article by atheist writer Brendan O’Neill, editor of spiked, complaining about his fellow atheists, the so called New Atheists such as Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. Reviewing Bill Maher’s cleverly named film, Religulous, O’Neill suggests what the so-called New Atheists hate most about religion is its humancentricity. Speaking of . . . → Read More: Atheist vs. Atheists
This is brilliant! A facebook page charting Jesus’ last week. It’s very clever. I laughed out loud at least twice. It’s doing the rounds of the cyberweb at the moment. I don’t know who created it originally, but you can find . . . → Read More: Jesus' Facebook passion
Are you a lawyer or studying law? Then you should go to Just Law: Minds Wide Open.
Minds Wide Open is a one day conference for law studens and young legal practitoners designed to explore how law, conepts of justice and community action fit together.
The conference will have some impressive speakers, including Hon. Chris Finlayson, the Attorney . . . → Read More: Upcoming Event
Crisis don’t come from nowhere, they have a history. The current economic crisis is no different. In an interesting article in City Journal, called The Postmodern Financial Crisis, André Glucksmann argues today’s economic crisis has its roots in the rise of postmodern philosophy with its tendency to view reality as socially constructed.
What led to the current . . . → Read More: "The postmodern financial crisis"
Theoretical physicists appear to have finally proven that reality can exist when no-one is looking. For some decades now, we have been unsure, so this is good news.
See the full story . . . → Read More: Good news, the universe does actually exist
In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley paints the picture of a woman dying in a hyper-consumerist culture:
Linda was dying in company–in company and with all the modern conveniences. The air was continuously alive with gay synthetic melodies. At the foot of every bed, confronting its moribund occupant, was a television box. Television was left on, a . . . → Read More: Amortality