As a music historian, I cringe whenever a new acquaintance asks me why studying the history of music is a valuable use of my time. As a Christian, how do I answer?
Growing up, I saw my passion for the natural world as a gift from God. However, as I plunged deeper into my Oxford biology degree, I increasingly felt like I had to choose between biology and faith.
Mark Surey writes on the importance of listening:
I have seldom met a scholar who is not fascinated by and excited about his or her field of study. That level of interest, combined with the God-given capacity to contribute, to a large extent forms the basis for a call to scholarship. It really helps if we both want and are able to do something.
It's possible to benefit greatly from academic criticism, but to do so we have to overcome our pride. And that's a theme familiar to the writers of Scripture.
Introducing a series of occasional posts on evolution, where we will be attempting to learn from the juxtaposition of disparate views with humility and charity.
This installment of "Christian philosophy in diagrams" outlines the relationship between what is unique and what is universal, as a way of seeing scientific thinking in the light of the word of God.
Concluding his 3-part series on listening, Bruno Medeiros examines the communal context in which the Parable of the Sower comes to have transformative meaning for attentive disciples.
Oxford's Graduate Christian Forum welcomes visitors - and makes its lecture recordings available online.
Joanna Collicutt's expertise in psychology and theology helps us consider how we can display a Christ-like character in the university.