Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dysfunction in the workplace

I find myself preparing a talk on the Christian attitude towards work, to be given in a couple of weeks time at Highfields Church as part of our ‘Life on the Frontline’ series.  As I marshall my thoughts, I’m reading … Continue reading

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Non-Overlapping Magisteria

The late Stephen Jay Gould coined the acronym ‘NOMA’ to describe how (in his view) science and nature on the one hand, and religion on the other comprised two entirely separate, ‘non-overlapping’ magisteria.  According to this view, religious perspectives focusing … Continue reading

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A mile wide and an inch deep

Periodically, I buy my own copy of New Humanist, in an effort to get some sense of the level of intellectual rigour attaching to the more popular aspect of the contemporary atheist or rationalist scene.  I am expecting to be challenged, … Continue reading

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Another one bites the dust

Over the last few months, we have had our sensitivities buffeted by the continual revelations in the media regarding the sexual misconduct of our ‘celebrities’.  The outing of Jimmy Savile, post mortem, seems to have opened up a floodgate of copycat … Continue reading

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