A paper based on Stephen Godsell’s transcript, delivered at the 33rd “Beer and Theology” session in November 2019. Introduction What is truth (as Pilate famously asked of Jesus when he appeared before him)? What do we mean when we say that something is true; and how do we test or measure a claim that something … Continue Reading
Abraham Kuyper: his story On November 8th 1920, Abraham Kuyper died. You may not have heard of him, but if you had lived in the Netherlands from about the 1880’s to sometime after 1910, his would have been a household name. In his illustrious career he was a pastor and theologian, philosopher, journalist, founder of … Continue Reading
Joshua Penduck writes: And thus ends one of the more ignoble periods of British political history. Though looking at the forthcoming negotiations perhaps it is better to describe it as the beginning of the end. Or at least the end of the beginning. Hopefully. From the first stirrings of a referendum in Cameron’s 2013 Bloomberg … Continue Reading
This article was first published on the Covenant website and in the Church of England Newspaper, 17 Jan 2020, and is reproduced with permission. On May 5–8 this year, I will be leading a retreat on Women in the Bible at Launde Abbey. What do I hope people will get out of this retreat? That … Continue Reading
We now have more excellent speakers lined up for the first quarter of Beer and Theology 2020, so here are the dates for your diaries.
Our 33rd Beer and Theology will be with Stephen Godsell on “Wittgenstein and Newspapers Today”
Our 32nd Beer and Theology will be with Peter Welby on “Engaging with Islam”
Our 31st Beer and Theology will be with Maria Wyard on “The State of Public Service Today”
The Church of England has so far been unable to bring any authoritative collective voice to the national conversation about Brexit. Why is this and what should it be offering?
“Every Sunday Anglicans stand and confess that they believe in “the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.” Living out what they confess is the general reason to be a communion, but it must be filled out with unique historical particularities of ours”