When was the New Testament written?

October 7th, 2022

John & the gospel he wrote

Historians ask who wrote the New Testament books, when they wrote them, and why, to help make judgments about their accuracy. A new book examines this.

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World’s biggest religion?

September 25th, 2022

What is the world’s largest religion? Which one is growing the fastest? Is religion in decline? What is the future of religious belief? These questions are of interest to many people, believers and unbelievers alike. Some answers are easy to guess, some may be a little more surprising. Here’s the latest information and predictions. Biggest […]

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Christian belief about Jesus: how do we know what we know?

September 7th, 2022

Man in library

How do we know the truth about Jesus? If the evidence isn’t as clear as scientific evidence, should we believe it?

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Is altruism really good for you?

August 14th, 2022


Altruism benefits the giver as well as the recipient, and religious beliefs and practices tend to promote altruism. But there are better and worse forms of altruism.

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Can humans be reduced to atoms and electro-chemical processes?

August 4th, 2022

Diagram of brain

An article by a prominent neuroscience researcher argues against a materialistic approach to brain and mind. What can we learn from him?

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The universe – stranger than we could imagine

July 21st, 2022

Carina nebula

The more we learn about our universe, and the forces and particles that form it, the more weird it seems.

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If there’s a God, what next?

June 27th, 2022

Women reading map

What difference would it make if you came to believe God exists? What would you do differently?

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Proofs of God: surprisingly, lots of people aren’t interested!?

June 14th, 2022

Not interested

Why do people believe or disbelieve in God? Do they have good reasons for their conclusions? I think I can see some trends in the way both believers and non-believers think about God. Working out how to respond is exercising my mind. See what you think. The ups and downs of theistic arguments When I […]

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People are precious?

June 6th, 2022


People matter more than things, we sometimes say. But do we matter more than animals? Our laws say so. What can we learn from this?

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A challenge to materialism?

May 28th, 2022

Dr Bernardo Kastrup

There are many things about humans which are hard to explain. Consciousness is one. When we try to explain it we end up in interesting places.

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A list of all blog posts, in reverse chronological order, is on the Blog archive page.