A Perfect Planet?

This post is available as an audio file – see below – and as text you can read. I was intrigued by the title of David Attenborough’s BBC series “A Perfect Planet”. The series demonstrates the intricate and delicate connections between the various systems that operate on our planet. Even things like volcanoes which superficiallyContinue reading “A Perfect Planet?”

Love Story #8 The water had become wine

Can we really believe that Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding in Cana? Many people believe not. The Scottish philosopher David Hume has been influential in shaping our culture’s scepticism about miracles. Writing at the end of the eighteenth century, he described a miracle as “a violation of the laws of nature”. IContinue reading “Love Story #8 The water had become wine”

Love Story #6 They have no wine (Part 2)

When Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding in Cana, he was responding to his mother’s pointed words to him: “they have no wine”. Given the fact that he chose to rectify the situation, his apparent rebuff doesn’t seem to make sense: Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hourContinue reading “Love Story #6 They have no wine (Part 2)”