Participation renewed. Discussing The Riddle of the Sphinx, new essays from Owen Barfield

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. I talk again with Landon Loftin and Max Leyf about the genius insight of Owen Barfield. The Riddle of the Sphinx (Barfield Press) is a new collection of talks and essays about the great friend of CS Lewis… Continue reading Participation renewed. Discussing The Riddle of the Sphinx, new essays from Owen Barfield

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Apocalypse? It’s now! Good news & secular salvation, climate crisis & time. With Gunnar Gjermundsen

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. How can Christianity address the climate crisis? Isn’t the objectifying of nature and the drive to improve our lot a secular legacy of Christendom? And isn’t individual conversion more or less irrelevant in a time of systemic crisis?… Continue reading Apocalypse? It’s now! Good news & secular salvation, climate crisis & time. With Gunnar Gjermundsen

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Practicing paradise, or refusing wretchedness in Lent

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. Western liturgies are obsessed with sin. “There is no health in us”, or words to that effect, begin and end most services, particularly in Lent. Jesus’s wilderness experience was actually about something else – practicing paradise, to use… Continue reading Practicing paradise, or refusing wretchedness in Lent

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How rituals of love can aid death and dying. A conversation with Madeleine Pennington

An audio version of this conversation is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. The rituals around death and dying are changing in the UK and across the developed world. Medical care advances, which is for the good, though can mean to a loss of other kinds of wisdom about this facet… Continue reading How rituals of love can aid death and dying. A conversation with Madeleine Pennington

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Nondualism & enchantment, acting & UFOs (Rupert Spira & Meister Eckhart too).

An audio version of this talk is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. A conversation with actor, Jamie Robson, whom I met through the work of Rupert Spira. 00:00 Meeting through Rupert Spira 03:26 Nondualism and Christian mysticism 06:02 Nondualism and acting 15:00 Being and doing 19:40 Detachment and Meister Eckhart… Continue reading Nondualism & enchantment, acting & UFOs (Rupert Spira & Meister Eckhart too).

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Humanity’s role in nature. Are we more than just a problem? A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake

An audio version of this conversation is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. Environmental degradation caused by technological progress is in the news almost everyday. So can any sense be made of an ancient intuition that human beings are not just part of nature but have a distinctive and positive role… Continue reading Humanity’s role in nature. Are we more than just a problem? A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake

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Loving and knowing in indigenous ways of life. A conversation with Melissa Nelson

An audio version of this conversation is at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds. “A worldview that understands indigeneity is a paradigm of regeneration, a worldview rooted in enduring values in what we call our original instructions, common themes of reciprocity, of gratitude, of responsibility, of generosity, of forgiveness, of humility, of… Continue reading Loving and knowing in indigenous ways of life. A conversation with Melissa Nelson

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