Thoughts on Everyday Theology

Articles exploring the implications of faith
Done With Praising The Lord?

Done With Praising The Lord?

Editor's Preface: My friend John challenges us to think about the difference between the reality of God, and conventional names we use for God - a difference we may sometimes forget about. He leads you to examine the foundations of our Christian faith and distinguish...

Desiring and Knowing God

Desiring and Knowing God

Editor's Preface: My friend Julian’s PhD research asked: ‘Can our desire for God tell us anything - all by itself, without the Bible - about who God is?’ I asked Julian to summarise what he learned in this blog post. I hope you find it interesting! - Barney   The...

One Truth, Many Religions?

One Truth, Many Religions?

1.    The Rise of Pluralism It used to be easy to assume that other religions are wrong and mine is obviously right, without even giving reasons. Those who belonged to ‘other religions’ were far away from me, also foreign in their culture, and clearly wrong about so...

Visiting a Charismatic Catholic Conference

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.

What I Learned in Prison

What I Learned in Prison

The following four accounts were originally separate blog posts, recording my experiences of a series of visits to a maximum security prison. Their purpose is to show how my perspective was transformed through real-life encounters with people I do not normally meet.  ...

The Problem of Evil

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

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

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...