Month: February 2017

Russell Haines talks about the Faith exhibition in Gloucester Cathedral

I popped over to Gloucester Cathedral recently, and interviewed Russell Haines about his Faith exhibition. The exhibition has attracted a certain amount of controversy, but I wanted to ask Russell more about his intentions when embarking on the […]

  Art 19 February 2017  

Are young people interested in 'Big Questions' – Dr Peter Vardy

While on tour with Candle Conferences, I asked Dr Peter Vardy whether he thought that young people were still interested in the issues raised by philosophy and religious studies, or whether they only cared about selfies…

  Education 10 February 2017  

Asking Dr Peter Vardy: Why study philosophy/religious studies?

I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days travelling around the UK with Candle Conferences, where I have been talking about the Problem of Evil, and Dr Peter Vardy has talked about arguments for God, religious experience, […]

  philosophy of religion 9 February 2017  

Atheism Reclaimed? Interviewing Dr Patrick O'Connor

While on some recent travels, I managed to grab a few words with Dr Patrick O’Connor about his book Atheism Reclaimed. In the short interview, I ask Patrick who, or what, he hopes to reclaim atheism from, and […]

  atheism 9 February 2017  

Are the arguments for God's existence of any value? Dr Peter Vardy responds..

While on tour with Candle Conferences, I asked Dr Peter Vardy whether he thought the arguments for the existence of God,as often studied on the A-level syllabi, were worth bothering with:

  Argument for Existence of God 7 February 2017  

Star Wars, and the Jedi religion.

I visited the  Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge and asked Dr Beth Singler about the Jedi religion, mostly in the UK. Are there really Jedi roaming the streets of England?

  spirituality 6 February 2017  

Dr Kate Tomas on the Church and Female Mystics

I recently spent some time in Oxford, and had the chance to chat with Dr Kate Tomas. We had spoken before, about her research, but this was an opportunity to see where her, now completed, doctoral research had […]

  Mysticism 6 February 2017  

Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Religion, and more..

I dropped in to the  Faraday Institute for Science and Religion in Cambridge recently, and caught up with Dr Beth Singler. We talked about AI, and how it relates to ethics, and the current conversations that people are having about it. […]

  AI 6 February 2017  

The Theological Problem of Evil: part four…

In this episode, we look at Justice, Salvation, some analysis/evaluation, other possible approaches, and conclude our conversations with a return to the problem as presented by David Hume.. Staff from the University of Gloucestershire, considering the theological problem […]

  evil 5 February 2017  

The Theological Problem of Evil: part three…

In this section from our 2006 DVD, University of Gloucestershire staff clarify the Problem of Evil, and look at the Free-Will Defence. We also start to think about the approach of St. Irenaeus..

  evil 5 February 2017