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'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Quantum Mechanics

Great movies about faith are hard to come by. Enter Blue Velvet.

David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece treats sin and grace more seriously than most explicitly Christian films do.<p>The past few weeks have seen a spate of spiritually focused films. From <i>I Can Only Imagine</i> (about a Christian music group) to <i>God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness</i> (about a church struggling to …

Bands

Jesus was 'drag king' with 'queer desires,' claims theology professor

A theology professor at a Catholic college is making some bizarre – some would even say blasphemous – claims about Jesus Christ that is causing a stir on campus.<p>Dr. Tat-siong Benny Liew, chair of New Testament Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., said Jesus was a “drag …

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The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Immune System

How the Exodus Really Happened, According to a New Theory by Israel Knohl – BLARB

For anyone familiar with the story of the Exodus, it’s rather disappointing to learn of the near consensus among scholars that there is no evidence …

Theology

The Coming Collapse Of Christian Colleges

NPR reports on a serious issue facing conservative Christian colleges:Conservative Christian colleges, once relatively insulated from the culture …

Religion

The faith confronting Neo-Pelagianism and Neo-Gnosticism - CNA Columns: From the Bishops

Two words are frequently found on the lips of Pope Francis in his addresses and homilies. One is the word “neo-Pelagian;” the other, “neo-Gnostic.” …

Christianity

Secular Societies Fare Better Than Religious Societies

It is said over and over again by religious conservatives: without faith in God, society will fall apart. If we don't worship God, pray to God, and …

Religion

Do Gender Roles Keep Women Safe?: A Response to John Piper

Most of us—no matter our stance on gender roles or faith background—are stunned by the vast number of people demeaned by sexual abuse and harassment. …

Theology

To Answer LGBTQ Ideology, Nancy Pearcey Seeks Truths Grounded in Science

Every parent has faced the questions in recent years. "Love is love," right? Isn't being transgender just another lifestyle? Or even: Why was there a …

Faith
Christianity

Origins of the Universe 101

The universe is everything: from the tiniest particles to the largest galaxies to the very existence of space, time, and life.<p>But how did it all begin?<p>The origin of the universe is the origin of everything. Multiple scientific theories, plus creation myths from around the world, have tried to …

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Books

Israel and the Meaning of διʼ ὑμᾶς in Romans 11:28

<i>In the Bible, the question of Israel’s salvation emerges as an important subject in Paul’s epistle to the Romans in the context of Chapter 11.</i><p>Modern …

What is Analytic Theology?

Episode Synopsis<p>Can the analytic enrich the theological, sharpening distinctions of doctrine? Can deep questions about God be addressed with methods …

Challenges of Analytic Theology?

How to lose belly fat: The only 3 exercises and foods to help you burn fat fast

How to lose belly fat: The only 3 exercises and foods to help you burn fat fast<p>If how to lose belly fat is something that’s been on your mind, you’re …

Fitness

The Luther Legend

Martin Luther shattered Christendom and transformed the West, making the modern world possible and inevitable. This is the consensus among …

Theology

What Kind of Liberal Society Do We Want? : Theos Annual Lecture 2017 full text

The Theos Annual Lecture 2017 was given by former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP on the 28th November 2017 at The Law Society, London. The …

These Atheists Used a Sermon “Proving” God’s Existence as a Charity Fundraiser

October 9, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>The Antelope Valley Freethinkers in California found out last month that a local pastor was going to give a sermon …

Can the Bible Be “Trusted" and What Does That Even Mean?

Shares 837<p>I get questions like this now and then.<p><i>Pete, I hate you—but I digress.</i><p><i>You talk about the Bible being “messy”—it has historical problems,</i> …

Theology

Legalising assisted dying would be a failure of collective human memory and imagination

We can judge the ethical tone of a society by how it treats its weakest and most in need. With euthanasia we offer them death instead of loving care<p>Dying and death is not a new phenomenon: we have always become ill, suffered, were going to die and someone else could have killed us. So why now, at …

Data Protection

Interpreting the Bible Just Got More Complicated

The English translation of the recently discovered oldest Latin version of the Gospels may be problematic for those who want to read the Bible as a …

An Animated Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein & His Philosophical Insights on the Problems of Human Communication

In the recorded history of philosophy, there may be no sharper a mind than Ludwig Wittgenstein. A bête noire, enfant terrible, and all other such …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Not Good to be Alone: Rethinking the Bible and Homosexuality

<i>Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and</i> …

For Centuries, Christians Have Responded To Hate With Forgiveness

In the last week, reactions to Charlottesville have filled my social media feed. It follows the same pattern every time a tragedy becomes politically …

Theology

Is Egalitarian Theology Good For Women&#039;s Health?

Four years ago, I was invited to contribute an article to the women’s health section of a South African magazine. The editor asked me to keep it …

Self-esteem

The Most Important Philosophy Books Ever Written

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing some of the world’s leading philosophers, and there has been a subsequent plethora of book recommendations. …

The full-body reconstruction workout

Whether you unintentially let yourself go, or if life's everyday demands (whether it's from the office or from your relationship) pulled you from …

Workouts