Questions about how, when, why, and what to forgive have provided a staple of philosophical, theological, and practical moral inquiry ever since the Western cultural tradition developed out of the twin inheritances of Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman thought. In fact, at a later stage in my project I hope to demonstrate that some of these questions… Continue reading Forgiveness: Heads of Discussion
So I'm having another conversation about forgiveness. It's a bit of an occupational hazard when word gets out you're researching the topic for a PhD. The girl sitting across the table from me wants advice. I've never met her before but a friend put us in touch. She wants to know how to forgive. She… Continue reading Forgiveness: Concepts and Stories
because his love makes me, me.
How do we not know what we are made to know? â€˜If humanity is made for the knowledge of God, why is it that many people do not feel the need of this knowledge, or seek God out?â€™ Original Post We need to step back again for a moment. It seems at this point every… Continue reading On what we don’t know… (II)
What is the place of the emotions in seeking to understand ourselves, and more importantly, in seeking to know God? I suspect that your first reaction is that the emotions must have a role to play, and probably, an important role. You might secretely even think that it's appalling to be asking the question. Strangely… Continue reading On Pity
Recently a man was refused entry to a Qantas flight to London because he was wearing a T-Shirt that said "World's No. 1 Terrorist" and included a picture of George Bush. (If you're interested you can find the story here. When the revolution comes, we will definitely be announcing it through T-Shirts... The truth is,… Continue reading Covered with Shame