Beauty and the failure of politics. An election dispatch from ancient Athens

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. Disillusionment with politics is probably the most obvious feature of the current mood. This is, in part, because politics has collapsed onto anxiety about material improvement and lost sight of much more. In a secular society in which… Continue reading Beauty and the failure of politics. An election dispatch from ancient Athens

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Force Fields. Behind the fog of maths. A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake

This conversation is also available as a podcast via by my podcast Talks and Thoughts. Einstein remarked that there was physics before Maxwell and physics after Maxwell, the difference being the introduction of field theory. So what difference did fields make and, more to the point, what are they? In this episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon… Continue reading Force Fields. Behind the fog of maths. A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake

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Matter is frozen light. A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake & Mark Vernon

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. The everyday stuff called matter turns out to be both more fascinating and stranger than we usually assume. In this episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon ask just matter is, beginning with contemporary ideas… Continue reading Matter is frozen light. A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake & Mark Vernon

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Whose revival? Which Christianity? CS Lewis & Owen Barfield on the renewed interest of belief in God

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. There is much talk of a revival of Christianity amongst secular intellectuals, at least in my cultural bubble. That may or may not be sociological significant and church attendence figures stay in marked decline. But what interests me… Continue reading Whose revival? Which Christianity? CS Lewis & Owen Barfield on the renewed interest of belief in God

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Strangeness is the new real. Martin Shaw & Mark Vernon in conversation

An audio version of the conversation is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. A couple of years back, Martin Shaw had a visionary experience that led him to Christianity. We talked about it as the Mossy face of Christ. So it was great to talk again about what’s been happening. Which is… Continue reading Strangeness is the new real. Martin Shaw & Mark Vernon in conversation

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Christspiracy. The documentary’s claims about Jesus & Christianity put to the test, w Kameron Waters

An audio version of the conversation is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. The makers of Seaspiracy and Cowspiracy are back. Christspiracy is another profoundly disturbing film detailing the industrial abuse of our animal kin. Expect more horrific carelessness and exploitation on a mass scale. Only this time, Kip Andersen and… Continue reading Christspiracy. The documentary’s claims about Jesus & Christianity put to the test, w Kameron Waters

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The Nature of Energy. A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake & Mark Vernon

An audio version of this conversation is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. Energy is a key organising principle in modern science, the conversation of energy being a grounding and universal law. But what is energy? In this episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon examine the history… Continue reading The Nature of Energy. A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake & Mark Vernon

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