Death by a thousand explanatory notes

I recently remembered this old monologue from David Mitchell, back when he did a Soapbox thing for the Guardian: The point he is making is

Why doesn’t God make his existence more obvious?

It is a common objection to the existence of God: why doesn’t he make himself more obvious? And, of course, if God was inclined he

Why I am relaxed about a conversation with my daughter that wasn’t exactly ‘successful’

In lieu of running Sunday School at church – mainly a result of COVID-19 restrictions and lack of available teachers stemming from them – we

Don’t appeal to mystery too quickly

Anyone who has been a Christian for any length of time will have heard others referring to ‘mystery’. Biblically, mysteries are not what we tend

The gnosticism of legalism

When legalism rears its head, gnosticism is usually lurking around somewhere. There is a strong dualistic tendency that very often paints ‘spiritual’ things as good

Thanks to coronavirus, experts are back in fashion. But we must choose our experts wisely

I have commented before about the fact that not all opinions carry equal weight. I said as much here, but I also made the point

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