A few years ago, the vicar of my then (Evangelical Anglican) church encouraged the congregation to meditate on the future of that church - so I did, and had a vision of the church turning itself inside out - literally... Continue Reading →
Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete. — Jean-Paul Sartre This has become one of my favorite quotes. In following radical theologian and philosopher Peter Rollins’ talks (as many of us... Continue Reading →
“This all men speak of as God” is the conclusion to the third of Thomas Aquinas’ “Quinque Viae”, commonly thought of as the quintessential proofs of the existence of God. The other four end with permutations on the same theme.... Continue Reading →
When writing this post I wanted to avoid cheese at all costs. It’s so easy when you write a post saying hello to people, you can get into corny language, and not truth. And I guess that’s part of who I am. I’m James Prescott, and I don’t like to be corny, or fake - I’ve always valued honesty, integrity, and that jargony word, authenticity. As a writer, that goes into all the work I do - my books, my blog posts, everything. Including my spiritual journey.
... is, firstly, that it is possible that it might literally drive you mad. Karen Armstrong records in her autobiography the discovery that her own powerful mystical experiences emanated from her suffering from Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Peter Rollins identifies the... Continue Reading →