Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

I am a sixty-something financial-planner, graduating in 2015 with an MA in Theology and now pursuing a PhD in Enlightenment History in my spare (!) time. I am married and have two grown-up kids.

The culture of death

It’s never very far away, that opportunistic nihilism, venturing forth under cover of COVID-19 in order to bulk up its trophy-bag.  Whilst the NHS and even the Government, are beavering away to save as many lives as possible, it is … Continue reading

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For times such as this (1)

My friend Brent Lyons has been writing a series of articles, flowing out of his research work, on the topic of anxiety.  This seems an eminently relevant focus, and you can access his blog, Philosophy Pub, from the blogroll at the … Continue reading

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The passing of great minds

It was a sad moment to learn of the death of Gertrude Himmelfarb at the end of last December, at the age of 97.  A leading Jewish intellectual, Himmelfarb (known also as Bea Kristol), was an influential writer and lecturer, … Continue reading

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The Christian origins of Western Science

One of the joys of Christmas has been receiving as presents books that have lurked enticingly on my Wishlist for the last year.  One such is Adrian Tinniswood’s excellent history of The Royal Society, subtitled ‘& The Invention of Modern … Continue reading

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On the value of courses

I have the privilege of being part of a team at Highfields Church which has been running Christianity Explored (CE) courses, thrice-yearly, for the past twenty years.  CE, or as we like to call it at Highfields, Explore, is a very focused, … Continue reading

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Whence human rights?

So, Dr. David Mackereth has lost his employment tribunal hearing over his refusal to use ‘transgender pronouns’ in his professional capacity (26 years as an A&E Doctor).  As always, these judgements make for fascinating reading, if only to demonstrate the … Continue reading

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Regrets, I’ve had a few

I function, currently, within a strange kind of hinterland that exists near the zone we call ‘retirement’.  This consists of reduced hours, the handing over of responsibilities, a kind of tentative dalliance with this new state of being, whilst at … Continue reading

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