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Knowledge and Faith

In at least one of my recorded lectures for the college, I’ve touched upon the need for us to be constantly aware of the distinction between knowledge and faith. I’ve related more than once my own experience (many years ago) in this area when I mistook my expanding theological knowledge for a deepening of my personal faith, and the shock I felt on realising what had happened. I’m sure that for all students of the bible and theology, this is constantly a ‘clear and present danger’. Read more »

The Prophet of Copenhagen

Yesterday, my wife, Pam, and I, returned from a 12 day cruise of the Baltic. As you might imagine, we’ve seen some amazing sights, from palaces and cathedrals in St. Petersburg, Russia, to the fairytale-like Tallin in Estonia. But the highlight of the trip for me, was to seek out anything relating to a thinker I’ve long admired, Soren Kierkegaard, who lived in Denmark in the 19th century. Last Sunday, 20th July, our ship docked in Copenhagen, Kierkegaard’s home town, and we set out to explore; I with great excitement clutching a list of the things I should see and Pam trying to look as interested as she possibly could. Read more »