It is nearly 48 hours since the latest furore surrounding Richard Dawkins. There are two things I have noticed over the last couple of days [I started to write this as one posts but it’s got a bit long, I’ll do a second post*]: The world has divided into three camps: 1) Those who are
As we’ve progressed through this series on ‘identity’, we’ve turned increasingly towards the concept of ‘Christian identity’. How do we view ourselves as ‘Christians’ within a Christian community? As Christians, the world is viewed in light of our relationship with God. This naturally affects the relationship people have with other people who also have a
Robb asked me to contribute to his blog because a lot of his recent writings about identy are the culmination of years of conversations we have had together. I remember as a teenager starting to read ‘The Imitation of Christ’ by the Christian mystic Thomas á Kempis, and giving up after about 4 pages due
Part three of my musings on identity. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10 I am not a cradle Christian. I’ve been a follower of the way for a little over 15 years since I arrived at university.
This is the second in my series on identity. Coming out of a series of conversations I’ve had over the last week with friends about “being ‘goth’”. Today I’m bringing “goth” and “priest” together. If I am mentioned in the press I am usually referred to as ‘The Rocking Revered Robb’. My favourite headline was
Over the last few weeks I have had some interesting conversations about identity. As I have a little time to think I’ve decided to write a few blog articles about the concept of ‘identity’ as I unpack a few of the main issues we have raised. With a fair wind behind me I may even