When the storyline of one’s life hits a dead end, a redemption narrative offers an alluring, if dubious, transformation
The death of a fly is utterly insignificant – or it’s a catastrophe. How much should we worry about what we squash?
Younger Christians may be ditching doctrines of fire and brimstone – but will Christianity ever get rid of hell entirely?
Is nothing sacred?
Every culture looks for creative inspiration to other cultures, but is there a point when this is just outright theft?
Christian meditation may sound like an uneasy hybrid, but that awkwardness is hiding something important
All his materials
In a rare interview, Philip Pullman tells us his own origin story, and why the great questions are still religious ones
A drop in the sea
What are the odds that Jesus rose or Moses parted the waves? Even with the best witnesses, vanishingly small
Shamanic powers of insight and the power to bring order out of chaos. Is the detective a priestly figure for our times?
I contradict myself
I am an atheist and a Quaker. Does it matter what I believe, when I recognise that religion is something I need?