Category Archives: Belief and Faith

Planes, Trains, and ‘Empathy’

Thinking and writing about religion and spirituality Read on…

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Guest Contributor: Chris Oldfield on John Gray

‘Part of the secular fury in Europe comes from exasperation. Read on…

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Eagleton and Friends on BBC’s Free Thinking: Religion, Spirituality, Culture…

A great interview with golden-tongued Terry Eagleton Read on…

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The Concept (and the Practice) of ‘Christian Meditation’ – new piece in Aeon Magazine

In lieu of a new post on this site (there’ll be one Read on…

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BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking talk: Therapy vs Prayer

This is the transcript for a talk I gave at the BBC Read on…

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Vulnerability as Opportunity: Adam Phillips and Giles Fraser at the Freud Museum

Religion and psychoanalysis was our theme at the Read on…

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Local Gods for Local People…

Today we took my baby daughter to a local shrine, Read on…

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Therapy vs Prayer – BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking festival 2013

At a loose end on Saturday 26th October this year? Able Read on…

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Guest Contributor: Ioannis Gaitanidis on Spiritual Therapies in Japan

Since the 1970s in the West, and from at least the Read on…

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Guest Post: Ben Epstein on Bruno Latour’s ‘Factish Gods’ – Part 2: Science and Religion

‘The difference between science and religion then Read on…

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