Tag: Christianity

Wrestling with Christianity. A Medicine Path podcast conversation with Brian James & Mark Vernon

An MP3 of this conversation can be found at my Talks and Thoughts podcast available via your podcast feed. A conversation on wrestling with Christianity – or perhaps more accurately, the Christianities that swirl around the figure of Jesus –

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Easter according to William Blake. Resurrection is neither miracle nor mystery

An MP3 version of this talk can be found on my Talks and Thoughts podcast, available via your feed. Is the resurrection a miracle? Are the events of Golgotha a mystery? And what of the resurrection of the body and

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Mysticism in Christianity – a conversation

An MP3 version of this conversation is at my Talks and Thoughts podcast, on your podcast feed. This conversation is part of the Living Mirrors podcast, hosted by neuroscientist James Cooke, exploring topics like consciousness, science, spirituality, meditation and the

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Christianity, Covid & Transformation – Paul Kingsnorth in conversation with Mark Vernon

An MP3 version of this conversation is at my Talks and Thoughts stream available via podcast feeds. What might Christianity have for us today? How might it stories still speak? Where to find what’s right in the tradition? I was

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NEW COURSE – We Must Be Mystics: Owen Barfield & Christianity

A six week online course with Dr Mark Vernon 6th March 2022 to 10th April 2022 Sunday evenings (6pm-7.30pm, UK-time) £10 per session/£60 total CS Lewis called Owen Barfield his “second friend”: Barfield was the one who challenged him and

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Living In Awareness – a conversation with Rupert Spira & Mark Vernon

An MP3 version of this conversation is on my podcast feed, Talks and Thoughts. Rupert Spira and I met for a second conversation, beginning with one of William Blake’s great exclamations of nondual awareness: “Awake! awake O sleeper of the

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How to talk about God: on why God is not an object

An audio-only version of the talk can be found on your podcast feed at my channel, Talks and Thoughts. Some talk about God too much. Others are said to be too embarrassed ever to do so. I think much of

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Know Thyself – Rupert Spira and Mark Vernon in conversation

An MP3 podcast of the conversation is here. What is the direct path of Advaita Vedanta and why is it significant for so many now? How is it found across traditions, including within Christianity? Why might it matter to us

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Against Moral Christianity

My Philosophy column in the new Idler, September-October 2021. There is an old tradition of writing against figures or groups you disagree with. “Against” is the operative word. Augustine wrote “Contra Faustum”, which was a riposte to the Manichaean, Faustus.

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How to be Christian – Jordan Peterson & Jonathan Pageau

Some reflections on the fascinating conversation between Jordan Peterson and Jonathan Pageau: – Maybe it’s not how to be a Christian but to realise how you already are – Why symbology, developmental maps and archetypes become as many rabbit holes

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