Thoughts on Everyday Theology

Articles exploring the implications of faith

Visiting a Charismatic Catholic Conference

The collision of ‘Spirit-filled’ and ‘Sacramental’ worlds at a Charismatic Catholic conference made me reflect on the value of both these traditions and their power when they are together.

Understanding Life in Prison

Day 4 of Learning Together in prison Go to day 1 Go to day 2 Go to day 3 Today, after arriving and spending the first hour getting through security, I met someone new: a fascinating person I will call Andrew. Andrew is a Catholic Christian, who spent a couple of years...

What’s Good for the Community

Day 3 of Learning Together in Prison Go to day 1 Go to day 2 Go to day 4 By the time the third session of the course arrived, I realised I had no idea what my new friends in prison did every day when we aren’t together studying. All I knew was that they have no...

Recognising the Humanity in Everyone

Day 2 of Learning Together in prison Go to day 1 Go to day 3 Go to day 4 ‘Perceptions are so powerful – they can change the world’, says Philip (not his real name). Our perceptions of other people affect how we treat them, which in turn affect how they treat us. My...

What I Learned in Prison

Day 1 of Learning Together in Prison Go to day 2 Go to day 3 Go to day 4 “There’s a stigma against people like us,” said James (not his real name). “People assume we’re horrible, rude and unfriendly. But they don’t come inside to see what we’re really like. We’re just...

The Problem of Evil

Many have lost their faith, others never had faith, for this reason. It appears as a blatant contradiction at the heart of Christian theology. How can we say that God is good, and that nothing is impossible for him, when so many things happen that no good God would...

The Worthiness of God

At a recent church retreat, we were given the topic "The Worthiness of God" and asked to write a short reflection. I decided to write from a philosophical point of view. The Bible reference at the end is Paul quoting a Greek poet. Slowly, slowly I gain consciousness,...

The Church Universal

This Christmas eve, I went to Brecon Cathedral for Christmas carols with my wife and her family. This is my second year joining the family in this sacred tradition. As usual, we first went to the Castle Hotel and had roast dinner (yum) with coffee and tea for the...

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