Religion can breed both violence and peace – the same religion, that is. I found this curious thesis reading recently Miroslav Volf’s A Public Faith. For Volf, a Croatian theologian […]
Of the the History Channel’s biggest recent hits has been the historical drama, Vikings, based on the legendary ninth century Norwegian, Ragnar Lothbrok. The History Channel has long been struggling […]
A clergy friend and I were talking over coffee recently about how being in this line of work is something of a magnet for human pain. As soon as people […]
Why did God allow this evil act? I don’t know. But if God suffers with us to forge a perfect paradise out of this mess, offering his life to save undeserving people, I guess it is ok not to know.
My daughter has lately been coming to terms with the horrors of World War 2. They’ve been studying this period of history in school, and she recently watched a movie […]
A while back I was talking over coffee with a young man who had spent several months studying primate social behaviour in Africa. I asked him what, if anything, had […]
How can one fight to produce peace? How can one win a war without causing more wars in the future? These questions hit me, as funny as it may be, […]