child questions

I’m looking forward to the profundity of the questions Thomas will ask as he and his mind develop and grow.  Children often surprise us. Having said that, their questions remind us of what it was like to not have thought further about a question.  Take a question like ‘Who made God?’  This is one of… Continue reading child questions

on tolerance

The louder one screams about the need to be tolerant, the more their very act of screaming demonstrates the equal need to be intolerant (for example, the need to be intolerant of intolerance), which also means their screaming is only a half-truth… Not 100% false, not 100% true, but a half-truth; which isn’t too helpful,… Continue reading on tolerance

knowing about knowing

Epistemology is (loosely defined) as the study of knowledge. As the ending of this very sentence will show, it is circular to assume ( that is, before investigation or a priori ) that you know what it means to know something (i.e. that you know what knowledge is!).

wright – ‘wisdom in a troubled time’

In this sermon to head-masters/mistresses, Wright touches on quite a few important concerns – especially for our time.  In particular, he focuses on at least two examples of foolishness ( 1) economic foolishness demonstrated in the current ‘crisis’, and 2) the foolishness of the so-called ‘evolution-creation debate’) and the need for wisdom.  Good stuff, Bishop.

my face (in general) & my nose (in particular)

So, I got a call from a friend and we had arranged for he and his wife to come over within the next half-hour… I remembered that I still had to take the compost stuff out and dig a hole and bury it… I raced to the living room (where my shoes were – right… Continue reading my face (in general) & my nose (in particular)

anthropocentric ethics

Anthropocentric Ethics – In Ancient & Modern Perspective The author/composer/poet/community which produced the text we know of as Genesis 1 observed many things. Just one of these is the uniqueness of humans in relation to our environment. Day and night, earth and sky, sea and land, vegetation, and fruits, creatures great and tiny, both in… Continue reading anthropocentric ethics

the story of stuff

watch it here (worth all 20 minutes of your time). Note: The scope of this thing is so huge, please don’t fault it for making sweeping statements – to cover what it does in 20 minutes, it has to make its statements as general as possible.

pain bears a message

This post over at ‘Just Thomism‘ is short, sweet and very thought-provoking. I’m thankful for pain. Not generally at the moment I experience it, but when I think about it, yes I’m glad (for example) that my body tells me when I’m burning my hand on the stove-top. It’s a painful message that my body… Continue reading pain bears a message

recent book purchase

Many books are on my desk at the moment.  Books for my theological study, and books for my personal interest.  I have too many books on my desk.  I cannot read them all… Yet this did not prevent me from picking up 7 more books on our recent trip to the states…