Read more "The Role of Politics in Academic Philosophy — Quillette"
Recently Quillette published an exchange about the low proportion of conservatives in academic philosophy departments, consisting of an article by Tristan Rogers and a response by Shelby Hanna. This interesting exchange largely concerns the status of conservative political philosophy within the discipline and the interpretation of the PhilPapers survey results regarding philosophers’ stances on political […]
Read more "Poetry – Strife – a poem about living your life in a way that improves the world. — Opher’s World"
Poetry – Strife – a poem about living your life in a way that improves the world. I was listening to Bob Marley on the radio. It seemed to me that he made equality, freedom and justice the centre of his being and expressed it in all he did. It was inspiring. You can live your […]
Read more "The Case for a Proto-Gospel — | Bible, Myth, and History"
My new book, The Case for a Proto-Gospel: recovering the common written source behind Mark and John, should be going to press sometime in December and be available shortly thereafter. 170 more words
Read more "The Sovereignty of God — Mount Carmel"
In the first few pages of The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien invents a creation myth for Middle Earth, the fantasy world in which the action of The Lord of the Rings takes place. He describes how the Ainur, who are like the angels of Middle Earth, are commissioned by Illuvatar ( the god of Middle Earth) […]
Read more "Living a Passionate Life — MIRACLES EACH DAY"
“I learned to value unlimitedness. I learned to value Love. I learned to value fearlessness. Yes, my method for doing that was rather unique, and I would not recommend that you follow in my footsteps. Unless, of course, you like the drama of being nailed to a cross and then stood up in front of […]
Read more "St Nicholas and the story of the three schoolboys murdered by an inn-keeper and stashed in a pickling cask — Roger Pearse"
Saints’ Lives are a form of folk story. These circulated widely in the middle ages, sometimes as ballads or plays, and they gained additional material from the need to tell a good story. 1,771 more words
Read more "What Humanity Can Learn From Plants — Fuel for my soul"
Original Link : https://medium.com/s/off-beat/what-humanity-can-learn-from-plants-efece7acd3a0 Recently, on a plane, I remembered the moment when the plane began to descend beneath the clouds. One moment, I could see the brightly lit and expanding city unfolding out below me, a brilliant landscape of lights and systemized movement. Then the plane began to dip below the clouds, and in […]