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Myths, metaphors, mysteries and making it up: theology meets fiction

There is a saying which I’ve seen variously attributed to African, Amerind and Asian wise men, which goes “I don’t know if it happened this way, but I know this story is true”. A little while ago, I blogged on... Continue Reading →

Inviting thoughts on – Session 2: PHILOSOPHY/THEOLOGY

‘The Way Station’ is a space where many of us ask serious questions about our spiritual journey. It’s a safe space where people are welcome to ask big, deep, and often uncomfortable questions about theology, philosophy and spirituality - and encourage and build each other up, as we explore those questions together.

Talking about God for fun

When you are absolutely confounded by the meanness of people, that’s a moment when you are close to God, or so I was told by someone who has tried to tease out a relevance for Christian mythology in our post-God... Continue Reading →

What is Pyrotheology?

Pyrotheology is a project spearheaded by Peter Rollins that attempts to deconstruct belief-based Christianity and make the tradition relevant to people who feel attracted to it but who are unable to assent in good faith to its creeds and doctrines.... Continue Reading →

The Cherry Tree and Me: A Theodicy of Abstraction

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 →

We can’t ALL be right? Can we? Subjective and Objective perspectives on faith

“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 →

How I Discovered A Transcendent Spirituality

When people ask you about your beliefs, many people would find it pretty easy. “I’m a Christian” “I’m a Muslim” “I’m a Hindu” or maybe, as someone who follows Jesus, it’s simply where you are on the scale of belief... Continue Reading →

The Divine Journey of Self-Discovery

It’s incredibly ironic that I’m writing this piece at 2am. Because today I want to talk about my journey of faith and self-discovery….and the insomnia I’m experiencing right now is directly attributable to this. But to talk about this properly,... Continue Reading →

Live (and Love) Dangerously (Like Jesus Did)

A couple years ago at about this time of year, I stumbled upon Don Cupitt’s 1984 BBC series “Sea of Faith” on YouTube, while researching some philosophical topic or another. I wasn't searching for any scholarly reason since I have only an... Continue Reading →

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