One of the most celebrated stories of ancient times is the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. An inspiration to numerous later works – from The Phantom of the Opera to Pinocchio, […]
One of my favorite pass-times is watching TV shows on DVD. The series can be so engaging that sometimes I see myself enmeshed in the storyline to such an extent […]
How much does a human being cost? The question is indeed ridiculous; but sadly some people have an answer for it. According to the global movement “Stop the Traffic”, there […]
As we watch the news and are reminded of the many ills and obsessions of modern society, maybe it is worth considering how the affirmation and worship of a creator – indeed one who receives and absorbs our violence – might shape a different, redemptive response.
A few nights ago, I was reading a popular children’s Bible with my kids. We read through the creation story describing how God made the light, separated the waters, formed […]
It would be good to learn to nose-dive into a full, bodily celebration of the good at hand, even when it is as simple and routine as dew and a nicely mowed lawn.
Scientists have facts; religious people have faith, right? Life is one giant naturalistic process with no need for God—a big bang, stars forming, planets coalescing, continents drifting, life generating, and […]
Professor Antony Flew has been described as one of the most influential atheists of the 20th century. He lectured philosophy in Oxford and several other universities. For decades he was […]
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and the Russian billionaire Yuri Milner recently announced their joint plan in spending $100 billion US dollars to find signs of intelligent life in the cosmos. […]
I was returning from Rome recently and flying back to my home town of Turin in northern Italy. It was evening and as we flew in as I glanced out […]