God, the world and us
What’s so special about religion?
Some people are religious, some don’t see the point. Maybe there is a god, maybe there isn’t: does it matter? What difference does it make?
Come & ask your questions
Talks, discussions & pizza
4th Sunday of the month
6.30 pm at St Brides Liverpool
led by Jonathan Clatworthy
26 March What’s so special about the Bible?
The Bible is true. It’s full of lies. It was written thousands of years ago. It was written for you. Its teachings are out of date. Its teachings are true for all people at all times.
Come and explore the questions with us.
23 April What’s so special about Christianity?
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Tag Archives: God
This post is about God. Not about whether God exists, or what God is like, but why it matters – if at all. Most church leaders these days agonise over the declining numbers who attend church services, so it might … Continue reading
My last blog post Spirituality and religion: what’s the difference? generated a number of responses. This is a continuation of the dialogue with the philosopher Paul Doran who posted comments on my blog page. Paul is the founder of Philosophy … Continue reading
How much do we know about God? How much should we expect to know? This post is about the tension between admitting what we don’t know, and affirming whatever is important to us. At one extreme we cannot know anything … Continue reading
How do we respond to the information about the refugees at Calais? About Prime Minister David Cameron’s description of migrants as a ‘ swarm ‘? What feelings does immigration evoke? This post relates the question to the declining influence of … Continue reading
‘Seeking the sacred’ was the title of last week’s annual conference of Modern Church together with the World Congress of Faiths. We heard speakers from a wide range of different faith traditions, and in some cases representatives of different traditions … Continue reading
How can you trust your mind? You make mistakes. You dream. How do you know when you are getting it right? If you ever do? This is a brief history of the rise and fall of the human mind, arguing … Continue reading
A controversial article in the Daily Telegraph tells us that churches are increasingly referring to God as ‘she’ rather than ‘he’. Does it matter? If so, why? The article responds to the latest of the Westminster Faith Debates, last Wednesday’s … Continue reading
This is the text of the second of a series of three talks I’ve been giving at St Brides Liverpool, on the subject of why God allows evil and suffering. The first is here . You can listen to this … Continue reading