Book Preview – Slaying the Dragons: Destroying myths in the history of science and faith

Science and Belief

Science as we know it stems from monotheism.

The Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian, Polynesian, Chinese, and Meso-American cultures all built up complex and sophisticated systems for making sense of the natural world as they understood it within the context of their environments. … “Nature” was not conceived of as having an independent existence, but was, rather, an expression of many fickle deities in action, and could suddenly change at the failure of a sacrifice or the omission of a ritual.

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I’m a fan of Jordan Peterson. But he conceded too much in his debate with atheist Sam Harris – Premier Christianity

Thousands of people flocked to London's O2 arena this week to watch Jordan B Peterson debate Sam Harris. Antony Aris-Osula reports on what was said, and gives his view on which side won Source: I'm a fan of Jordan Peterson. But he conceded too much in his debate with atheist Sam Harris - Premier Christianity

Mission:An Essential Narrative

The Anglican Church’s mission statement was adopted by the Lambeth Conference of bishops in 1988 as the ‘Five Marks of Mission’—clarifying that ‘The mission of the church is the mission of Christ’: To proclaim the good news of the Kingdom To teach, baptise and nurture new believers To respond to human need by loving service … Continue reading Mission:An Essential Narrative

Guest Post:Bearing the Marks of Our Mortality

'Bearing the Marks of Our Mortality'  by Gijsbert van den Brink The question whether humans were mortal before the fall only comes up in a religious, and more specifically a Judeo-Christian, context. That is not just because the notion of the fall refers to the Bible, but also because from a secular point of view it … Continue reading Guest Post:Bearing the Marks of Our Mortality