Madness

walking in the grounds of the asylum the sinking foundations of the world in which we live > “On all sides, madness fascinates man. The fantastic images it generates are not fleeting appearances that quickly disappear from the surface of things. By a strange paradox, what is born from the strangest…

Growing together

Planting Trees and being towards death – authenticity, Heidegger (B&T, 321) Root and Branch – the amount that will never be seen which holds up the top – Dickens, the undisclosed spaces in the human heart, our roots. > Where, however, it is recognized that the power of death has been broken, where…

Reliable Love

> Indeed,fullyreliable love canonlybe the resurrected life of one who has died for the beloved ones. Contemporary society speaks much of ‘unconditional’ love, and is always disappointed. If I commit myself in love, I may die of it. If I do not, my love remains uncertain; if I do, it…

Prodigal Theology

I’ve been working on an argument about the necessity of theological reasoning for political philosophy. Read the following in The Beauty of the Infinite. It strikes a chord. I’m keen to try to articulate this section of my thesis as an appeal to a particular political philosophy for…

The Jealousy of God in Ezekiel 5

I’m reading through Ezekiel at the moment in parallel with a series we’re doing at our church. I’ve taken Robert Jenson’s commentary on Ezekiel in the Brazos series along for the ride (I picked it up for $5 at Koorong). I’ve been working through his…

On the Gradual Production of Thoughts Whilst Speaking

I was emailed this beautiful little essay by the convenor of a workshop I’m participating in next week. It’s on the value of discussing ideas with others rather than trying to work things out alone. The final paragraph on the foolishness of examinations is a particular highlight. Long-live…

The Philosopher at 90

PAUL RICOEUR: “You know, the different ages of life meet with different kinds of happiness and unhappiness, as well as with, how should I say, different traps. The two traps of old age are sadness and boredom. Sadness? “It is so sad that one must leave all this, that one…