These are articles produced over the last few years for the British Jesuit online journal Thinking Faith
Catholicism and Modern Thought
Reasonable Catholicism: Interpreting the whole text
This one is about interpreting text – not just the Bible, but other official text as well
Speaks for itself – this was a lecture given at Living Theology in the UK in 2008
This one looks at the way non-theistic philosophy is trying to recover one of the ancient purposes of philosophy: to recommend a way of living in the world. It attempts to see points of convergence with the Christian tradition.
This is a response to a slogan and the accompanying ideas that had become very popular with Catholics seeking a ‘restoration’ to an older and supposedly more authentic form of Catholicism
An attempt to analyse the legacy of Benedict the XVI and the shape of Catholicism at the beginning of the 21st Century
Social and Cultural
Trying to think through the gay-marriage issue from first principles
A response to the Tottenham riots in London in summer, 2011 and the wider implications for developing a sense of citizenship. NB I was criticised by an old friend (a geographer) for my loose use of the word ‘area’.
This is about modern educational management and St Ignatius’ principle of choice sometimes called ‘the magis’ (the ‘more’). The context is the UK but I believe it discusses world-wide phenomena in work relations.
Ways of thinking about the Trinity for beginners
Joy to the World? Reflections from Beirut on Advent 2012.
What does Christian hope mean in the real world –