Why Something rather than Nothing?
The Stories of Jesus
It’s Nothing but a Witch Hunt !
Which Three Wise Men?
Assisted Dying in Scotland
Juxtaposition – Heaven and Hell
Open Mind, Free Speech, Science, Religion
“In the Beginning was the Word”
Coronations, Vulgar Vandals, and National Heroes
The Pontius Pilate stone – a warning from history
Freedom of Speech
Will Jesus Return?
Partners in Crime!
A Fresh Look at Gensis One (ii)
A Fresh Look at Gensis One
Michelangelo, the Pornographer !
The Populist Plague
Push Button ‘A’ or ‘B’
The Gladness and Sadness of Spring
God’s Life Story (ii)
Here we go again!
Irony of Ironies
Lineker, Language and Debate
“For All Being”
Juxtaposition – Two Scottish Poets
God’s Life Story
Panacea for Po-Faced Politics
“The Wealthy, the Corrupt, the Brutal and the Brazen”
The things that you’re liable to read in the Bible …
Jesus on the Sea of Galilee
Food for Thought (ii)
Food for Thought
Voices in the Wilderness of Time and Space?
The Exodus times Three
A ‘Renegade’ Bishop and God
The Enigmatic Moses
Exodus – the Burning Bush
“The Great Mystery”
Was Moses an Egyptian?
Moses and the Exodus
Elgar the Enigma
A Still Not Answered Question
The Frustrations of Travelling – What’s New?
The ‘Meaning’ of Christmas?
The ‘Sober’ Truth about the Solstice
Luke’s Nativity ‘Extras’
That Christmas ‘Star’
‘O little town of Bethlehem’
A Boring Christmas Genealogy?
Matthew’s Debatable Verse
The Three Nativity Stories
Remember, Remember, the 25th of December
“The Combat” – a ‘Sacred’ Poem by Edwin Muir
The Banality of Evil
Love – Open, Honest and Unconditional
A Hand Shake across Thousands of Years
Samson, a Hero and a Half (v)
Samson, a Hero and a Half (iv)
Borodin – Amazing Man and Music
Samson, a Hero and a Half ! (iii)
Samson, a Hero and a Half ! (ii)
Samson, a Hero and a Half ! (i)
The Non-Tribal Religion of the Future
Baba Yaga – The Fascination of Folklore
Genesis One as a Work of Literature
The Gospels as Literature
Jesus, Moses, Matthew and Literature
Birth of Moses (ii)
The Birth of Moses (i)
The Bible and Canaanite Myth
The Bible and Babylonian Myth (ii)
The Bible and Babylonian Myth
Let There Be Light !
Heart on (heretical) Sleeve
“Here comes the Sun”
Me and the Hebrew Bible
Jonah – A Good-Fun Read (v)
Jonah – A Good-Fun Read (iv)
Riches and “the Gospel”
Jonah – A Good-Fun Read (iii)
Jonah – A Good-Fun Read (ii)
Jonah – A Good-Fun Read (i)
Awareness, Consciousness, Experience, Mind
Openness and Inclusiveness
Unconditional Love (ii)
My Littlr Wise Guy
Unconditional Love (i)
The Withered Fig Tree
Myth, Religion and Kaleidoscopes
Questions about Jesus (iii)
Questions about Jesus (ii)
Questions about Jesus (i)
A Down-to-Earth look at the Bible
The ‘Final’ Reality
“God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth” …
What is (or are) Real?
What is Christianity?
NOW you see it ! NO you don’t ! (ii)
Let me tell you where I am (ii)
Let me tell you where I am
NOW you see it ! NO you don’t !
Was the Bishop a Complete Idiot? (ii)
Was the Bishop a Complete Idiot?
Let’s get ‘Real’ (ii) ‘The Lord of the Dance’
Let’s get ‘Real’ (i)
What a Tangled Web …
Don’t Take Offence
Seven Deadly Sins
The Search for Meaning (ii)
The Search for Meaning (i)
The Stories of Jesus
The Bible – Window or Mirror?
Mahler and Life and Death
Somewhere over the Rainbow …
Honest to God?
A Down-to-Earth look at God (ii)
A Down-to-Earth look at God (i)
A Picture or 1000 Words
Myth and the Gospels
Genesis and Zeus
Who Wrote the Bible’s first 5 Books? (ii)
Who Wrote the Bible’s first 5 Books? (i)
The POE-t who beat the Astronomers to it !
The Tower of Babel, or Babble?
Noah and Biblical Abuse – Slavery
Genesis 6 – Who were the Nephilim?
Myth – A Personal View
Myth, Bible, Religion (ii)
Myth, Bible, Religion (i)
Cain and Abel – A Different Slant
Original Sin goes into the Bin (ii)
Original Sin goes into the Bin (i)
That Damned Snake
Garden, Snake and Tree
Different Stories, Different Gods
A Contraversial Verse – Genesis 2:7
The Language of Religion
Genesis One – Us, Images, and Subduing
A Credo and a Plea
Genesis One – Over over Chaos
Genesis One – Its ‘Beginnings’
Genesis and Ugarit
Rethinking Jesus (15) My (current) Conclusions
Rethinking Jesus (14) Radical Teachings
Rethinking Jesus (13) A Saviour from Sin?
Rethinking Jesus (12) God in the flesh?
Jordan Peterson hits the Target
Rethinking Jesus (11) Raised from the dead?
Rethinking Jesus (10) Oral Transmission and the Gospels
So what do I now believe in?
Rethinking Jesus (09) The Pharisees (ii)
Rethinking Jesus (08) The Pharisees (i)
Rethinking Jesus (07) Healer and Exorciser
Rethinking Jesus (06) His Core Message
Rethinking Jesus (05) Apocalypse Now
I’m 200 today!
Rethinking Jesus (04) The Hero’s Journey
Rethinking Jesus (03) John the Baptist
Rethinking Jesus (02) The Sources
Jung, Archetypes, Arts, Religion
Rethinking Jesus (01) In the Beginning
My Religious Paradigm (6) Summing Up
A Late Lark Singing …..
One of the Truly Great Stories of Musical History
My Religious Paradigm (5) The Problem of Suffering
My Religious Paradigm (4) Two key questions
Life after Death?
My Religious Paradigm (3) The final truth?
My Religious Paradigm (2) The sacred books
My Religious Paradigm (1) Is there a God?
Science and Religion (iii) A “Selfie” from a Past Life
Science and Religion (ii)
Science and Religion (i)
The Nativity Stories (v) Unconditional Love
The Nativity Stories (iv) More Thoughts
The Nativity Stories (iii) Some Thoughts
The Nativity Stories (ii) More Questions
The Nativity Stories (i) Asking Questions
Common Sense? V
Common Sense IV
Common Sense? III
Common Sense? II
Common Sense? I
Jesus the Messiah?
Jesus and the Church
Rethinking ‘God’ (5) ‘Conclusion for Now’
Rethinking ‘God’ (4) ‘A Broader Picture’
Rethinking ‘God’ (3) ‘Body or Spirit’
Rethinking ‘God’ (2) ‘The Dark Side of the Force’
Rethinking ‘God’ (1) ‘Two Different Universes‘
The Gospels (13) ‘Raising the Dead’
The Gospels (12) ‘Born Blind’
The Gospels (11) ‘Walking on Water’
The Gospels (10) ‘ Loaves and Fish, and Love’
The Gospels (9) ‘Causing a Stir’
The Gospels (8) ‘Jesus the man’
The Gospels (7) ‘A Party to end all Parties’
The Gospels (6) Sermon on the Mount – Antitheses
The Gospels (5) Sermon on the Mount – Beatitudes
The Gospels (4) Religious Tracts
The Gospels (3) Jesus as Apocalyptic Prophet
The Gospels (2) Works of Literature
The Gospels (1) Jesus as Archetypal Hero
150 Today …
The Four Gospels
Difficulty and ‘Religion’ and ‘God’
A Lesson from a Flower
What Kind of Books are the Bible?
A little Poem that says a Lot … (Robert Frost)
There Are No Religions Of Peace
From “Pensées by Bryan Magee”
Matthew writes, not history, but his story …
“There isn’t any there there” …
Unexpected Interest in a Boring Genealogy
Exodus – A God who Mugs and Kills People
The Obvious, the Enemy, and the True
Exodus – God reveals his Name
Exodus – the Birth of Moses
Because Jesus was a Jew …
Biblical Abuse and Black Slavery
Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours
Jacob and Rebecca – Tricksters!
Sin, Sodom and Gomorrah
Abraham and Child Sacrifice
Good Old Abraham
The Tower of Babel – We’ve been Warned
Noah’s Flood (ii) with Fresh Eyes
Noah’s Flood (i) Two in One
Genesis 6 – Disreputable Goings-On!
Cain and Abel (ii) My Brother’s Keeper
Cain and Abel (i) The Crouching Beast
Two more things Genesis 2/3 doesn’t say …
Two things Genesis 2/3 doesn’t say …
Genesis 1 – from a Different Angle
Who Wrote the 1st 5 Books of the Bible? (ii)
Who Wrote the 1st 5 Books of the Bible? (i)
‘Once Upon a Time’ (v) Egypt and the Sun
‘Once Upon a Time’ (iv) El and Baal
‘Once Upon a Time’ (iii) Gilgamesh
‘Once Upon a Time’ (ii) Enuma Elish
‘Once Upon a Time’ (i) Atrahasis
Warmongers (Dylan Thomas)
Holy Spring (Dylan Thomas)
Words, Wittgenstein, and the Language of Religion (ii)
Words, Wittgenstein, and the Language of Religion (i)
Over Sir John’s Hill (part ii) (Dylan Thomas)
Over Sir John’s Hill (part i) (Dylan Thomas)
And Death shall have No Dominion (Dylan Thomas)
Poem on his Birthday (part iii) (Dylan Thomas)
Poem on his Birthday (part ii) (Dylan Thomas)
Not so good ‘Good Friday’
Poem on his Birthday (part i) (Dylan Thomas)
In Country Heaven (Dylan Thomas)
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night (Dylan Thomas)
Poem in October (Dylan Thomas)
Elegy (Dylan Thomas)
Fern Hill (Dylan Thomas)
The Sea of Faith (Matthew Arnold)
Do We Possess a Soul?
Consciousness, Mind and Whirlpools
Where does Consciousness come from?
Up like a Rocket – Down with a Stick (Jean-Baptiste Lully)
Appearance, Reality, and William Blake (pt.2)
Appearance, Reality, and William Blake (pt.1)
William Wordsworth’s God
A Unique Love Story (Brahms and Clara Schumann)
What do we owe the first philosophers?
The Wonder of Water, a Greek Philosopher, a Scottish Writer (Nan Shepherd)
They tried to hide the real Pontius Pilate!
Trees and Us (William Blake and Martin Buber)
Choices, and Roads Not Taken (Robert Frost)
The Road Not Taken (Robert Frost)
The Venerable Bede has much to answer for …
WHY is there a Bible Story about Abraham?
Edvard Grieg and Scotland
Robert Louis Stevenson – Requiem – Philip Larkin – This be the Verse
Anthem for Doomed Youth (Wilfred Owen)
Voices in the Wilderness?
The Eagle (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Death needn’t be a Sidestepped Word! (Christina Rossetti)
Song (Christina Rossetti)
Everyone Sang (Siegfried Sassoon)
In a Bath Teashop (John Betjeman)
The Cloths of Heaven (WB Yeats)
The Mower (Philip Larkin)
Remember (Christina Rossetti)
The Best of Science and Religion
An Unexpected Reversal
A Very Colourful Musical Character (Isaac Albeniz)
What is Christianity?
Easter Day (Oscar Wilde)
Monstrous and Magnificent (Richard Wagner)
To a Mouse (Robert Burns)
Adam’s ‘Other Half’
Jesus – His Developing Resurrection
The Tragedy of Trump – Losing and Lying
Musician, Doctor, Scientist, Women’s Champion (Alexander Borodin)
Jesus and Women
Timelessness (Gustav Mahler)
Two Curious Mysteries
Friendship and Love (Edward Elgar)
Adlestrop (Edward Thomas)
Ozymandias (Percy Shelley)
The Logos (Heraclitus)
Genesis 2 & 3 – On Second Thoughts
Genesis 1 : A Critique (iii)
Genesis 1 : A Critique (ii)
Genesis 1: A Critique (i)
What’s in a Name?
Loaves and Fish
Something that Scunnered me …
Romance, Beauty and Emotion in Music (Frederick Delius)
“Follow your Bliss”
Religion and Science
David and Goliath
Believing in God
Paul and the Bath Water
Consciousness, Mind and God
Jesus and his Resurrection
Jesus and his Virgin Birth
“Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all People”
Samson – Biblical Fun and Games
Ground of all Being
A Hit or a Myth?
Sexism in the Bible – surely not!
A Jewish Jesus and his God
A ‘Picture’ of ‘Ultimate Reality’
Why read the ‘Old Testament’?
For and Against a God
“Oh Jonah, he lived in a whale”
“The Old God is dead” (Nietzsche)
I was at one time …
We three Kings of Orient are …
What can we say about God?
The Tower of Babel
Jesus and John the Baptist
The Two Deepest Mysteries
Where and when was Jesus born?
What can we know about Jesus of Nazareth?
The Second Coming (W.B.Yeats)
Where am I?
Evening Star (William Soutar)
Dylan Thomas and God
The 10th Commandment
The 9th Commandment
The 8th Commandment
The 7th Commandment
The 6th Commandment
The 5th Commandment
The 4th Commandment
The 3rd Commandment
The 2nd Commandment
The 1st Commandment