Thoughts on Everyday TheologyArticles exploring the implications of faith
Ricœur at the Limits of Philosophy: Why I wrote it
The above image is the cover of my first book, which I am very excited about having published. It is an academic book about the French philosopher Paul Ricœur. Yet writing it has been much more than an academic exercise for me. What I have learnt from Ricœur has...
Faith at the Frontiers – New Podcast
Hello friends, I want to announce the launch of my new podcast, ‘Faith at the Frontiers’, which tackles difficult questions like the ones I write about on this blog, but in the form of audio discussion rather than written monologue! The podcast confronts the toughest...
Violence in the Bible: The Case of the Canaanite Genocides
One of the most disturbing parts of the Bible is known as the “Canaanite Genocides” in which God commands the people of Israel to invade the land of Canaan and kill everyone who lives there. How are Christians to understand this passage?
Should Christians Celebrate Advent?
Advent is part of the liturgical calendar, which is controversial for some Christians. This post explores both sides of the debate before settling in favour of advent.
How Should Christians Respond to COVID-19?
Jointly written by Barney and his brother, Nate (an NHS doctor), this post offers eight ways to respond to COVID-19 from a Christian point of view.
Desiring and Knowing God
My friend Julian presents the content of his PhD thesis: what can our desire for God tell us about what God is like?
One Truth, Many Religions?
This post tackles one of the knottiest problems for any Christian: what should we think about other religions?
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
The diary of a period when I visited a maximum security prison once a week, and how my prejudices were changed through personal encounter.
What should we think of ‘allegorical’ interpretations of Scripture?
Does allegory violate all the basic principles of good exegesis of the Bible?