For Nat, turning 2. I. It seems to me that, given the course of things, years will come when words will be no obstacle but catching each others' meaning more than ever will elude. That's my intuition anyway and I believe it has some claim to a foundation in observation. Look at all these linguistically… Continue reading Words Between Us
I was emailed this beautiful little essay by the convenor of a workshop I'm participating in next week. It's on the value of discussing ideas with others rather than trying to work things out alone. The final paragraph on the foolishness of examinations is a particular highlight. Long-live the reading-group! Death to examinations!!
Wow, I love that title, ...here are a couple of hairy, straight, suggestions for ways in which Foucaultâ€™s analysis benefits Christian thinking about sexuality. First, Foucault has a lot to say about why and how our culture loves to speak about sex. On the one hand we are continually telling ourselves that sex is the… Continue reading Foucault, Christians and Sex
It was trendy a generation ago to talk about 'sexual repression'. The idea being that until the Sexual Revolution, the topic of sex was something that could not be raised in society. Everyone knew it was going on, but there was a silent conspiracy of silence. It seems that death has taken over this mantle.… Continue reading Discussing Death