Tag: belief

“Othering”

One of my reading materials during my etimasthe summer break was Peter Pomerantsev’s This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality, a book which charts how the very idea of truth has been weaponized by dictators in recent years. Part 5 of this book introduced me to the term ‘Othering.’ ‘Othering’ is the

Is John’s Gospel anti-Jewish?

As Christians, when we read John’s Gospel, we do come across some passages in which the language about “the Jews” does, and should, make us uncomfortable. And there is no question that the history of European ‘Christendom’ down the centuries is littered with horrific examples of hostility towards, and persecution of, Europe’s Jews. This unsavoury

Why I Am A Christian (#10): Changed Lives

[<<] [Contents] [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6] [Part 7] [Part 8] [Part 9] [Part 10] [Part 11] [>>] The Christian faith is not infrequently derided as irrational, delusional, fairyland. Though such arguments are sometimes made in an intellectually vigorous manner, I would argue that at least as often

Why I Am A Christian (#4): Old Testament Fulfilment (1): Genesis 22

[<<] [Contents] [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6] [Part 7] [Part 8] [Part 9] [Part 10] [Part 11] [>>] The Christian faith is not infrequently derided as irrational, delusional, fairyland. Though such arguments are sometimes made in an intellectually vigorous manner, I would argue that at least as often