What does Christmas mean if you don’t believe in Christ? Thinking Faith asked Jonathan Holloway to tell us how and why someone who rejects religious values celebrates Christmas.
Read and watch Dr Alison Milbank’s description of the journey ‘there and back again’ on which Tolkien takes us.
James Martin SJ and Tim Reidy took ‘A Catholic Look at Downton’ in a podcast for America magazine, and you can read their thoughts on Thinking Faith.
Have you heard the one about the Jesuit doing stand-up comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe?
The writer of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony gives his own take on the various interpretations of the ceremony. How did Frank Cottrell-Boyce find his own Pentecost in the Olympic Stadium?
Where does this mysterious Higgs boson particle fit into our picture of the universe? Former particle physicist, Fr Andrew Pinsent, explains the science behind the discovery of the Higgs and introduces us to some of the most crucial figures in the centuries of research upon which its prediction was based.
Fri 11 Sept: The point of Paul's longest sporting metaphor is that the Corinthians must be as serious about their mission as athletes are about their training (and as Paul is about his preaching).
Simon Potter explores the fortunate timing of Charles Dickens' arrival on the literary scene. More than 200 years after his birth on 7 Feb 1812, why are we still so charmed by Dickens’ stories?
An afternoon in conversation with retired Episcopalian Bishop Richard Holloway left his audience at the 2012 LSE Literary Festival feeling encouraged by and grateful for his honesty. Gerard Hughes SJ describes an engaging discussion that touched on some of the more controversial aspects of belief and Church affairs, and suggests a way in which such topics might be further explored by people of faith this summer.
The LSE Literary Festival 2012 adopted the theme of ‘Relating Cultures’. There are few places where the meaning and challenges of this phrase can be seen more clearly than in South Africa. But can the South African experience be conveyed honestly and accurately through the written word? Grant Tungay SJ heard two prominent fiction writers talk powerfully about the difficulties, impact and importance of telling their stories.
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