When Questions Question You

Dear Toby/i, I’ve been thinking about the off-hand comment you made in our seminar last week – when …

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Prof. Tom McLeish

Sad news emerged last week about Tom McLeish, professor of natural philosophy at the University of Y…

Biblical Critical Theory? Digging into new resources with Good News for the University

I'm kicking off a new series today which we hope will both alert you to another initiative in the fi…

Scholarship as Christian Courage

Dear Martin/e, This academic year, I’ve been reflecting with you on the topic of questions when it c…

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Creation’s incredible intelligibility

Understanding is a wonderful thing! I hope you’ve had many light-bulb moments in your past edu…

The Questions Within You

Happy New Year Paul/ette! Thank you for your courage in our seminar today! Many eager and anxious st…

Connections for 2023

At the start of this new year, I’d like to offer you my selection of online initiatives that y…

The Discipline of Discernment

Dear Stephan/ie, Your question is such a good one: What difference does it make to my studies that I…

Postdoc life as a liminal space

I’ve written here before about different stages in my academic career, and the opportunities a…

Do You Know Who’s With You?

Dear Robert/a, I’m so glad you came to see me in my office yesterday. It was good to hear how the ye…

Hope for the future of Christian higher education

This is the title of a conference I have just returned from in Liverpool – and also, I would s…

Teaching and learning in Narnia

The post two weeks ago by Richard described the inspiration found in C.S. Lewis’s The Abolitio…

Worldviews and Faithful Scholarship

Dear Christian Graduate Student, In my last post, I encouraged you to begin the academic year with a…

CS Lewis: a visionary for our time?

Many people know of C.S. Lewis through his Narnia stories. Many Christians also know him as an apolo…

Imitating the Inklings

Today I want to follow up my last post, about how exemplary figures, whether in our lives, in the Bi…

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Art in times of crisis

Some years ago now, I wrote a post about the relationship between my faith and my love for avant-gar…

Love the Questions

New and returning graduate students, Welcome to this new 2022-2023 academic year! You have come to t…

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What to study?

Now is a time when many students are choosing subjects to study. Those applying for undergraduate de…

Sustainability as Flourishing

A guest post by Victor Morales. Sustainable development has become the main issue at the dawn of thi…

Flourishing trees

About six weeks ago, I had the privilege of chairing one of the series of ‘Feeding the Earth’ webina…

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Feeding the Earth – talks online!

Does Christian faith make a difference to food and eating? Anyone who reads the Bible will know that…

Magna Carta (an official exemplification from 1215, held in the British Library)
When ethical systems collide

News reports in the UK these last few days have commented on the resignation of Lord Geidt, the Prim…

Learning by example?

This year I have been thinking often about exemplars – figures in history, or fiction, seen as…

The Foundation of Christian Scholars(hip)

We now come to the conclusion of our series on Herman Dooyeweerd’s In the Twilight of Western T…

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Feeding the Earth

This Friday sees the launch of a series of lunchtime webinars about a topic that affects all of us: …

Faith, Theology, and Philosophy – For All!

So far in our journey through Herman Dooyeweerd’s book In the Twilight of Western Thought, we …

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Assessment, ranking and identity

As we enter May and begin to feel summer approach, academics around the UK are gearing up for a seas…

Swallowed up by life

Easter is mysterious. This isn’t a conclusion many come to in our culture today: from a secula…

What is your experience?

Walking into a classroom at one of the top universities in the world after 12 years out of education…

What’s Going On Here?

We’re continuing our discussion of Herman Dooyeweerd’s little book, In the Twilight of Western …

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What’s Your Story?

One of the fruitful ideas I keep returning to in my life and scholarship is how stories or narrative…

Christian sustainability?

Sustainability is the watchword of our time. I wonder if it is the most widely shared ethic in today…

Herman Dooyeweerd, I Love You!

This is the second installment of my series of reflections on Herman Dooyeweerd’s little book, …

The many-sided wisdom of God

The KLC Junior Scholars’ Reading Group looking at Herman Dooyeweerd’s book In the Twilig…

Death to 2021?
The Myth of Neutrality
The life of Covid
Fighting fire with fire: Politics and the Bible
The Place of Academic Life
Researching medieval miracles
How Money Makes You Sad
Walking in freedom
"Thank you NHS" message painted on road
The Virus and the Soul
Every Breath the University Takes, continued…
Every Breath the University Takes
Faith in Democracy
Covid, language, information
Keep Calm sign
Is Covid history?
College library building
Why do a PhD? Because God has a plan…
Abraham Kuyper’s view of the natural sciences
Power corrupts but absolute power is kinda cool
Christian Scholarship and Power
Poppy with shadow
A Reformational theory of objectivity?
Person wearing face mask
Ethical decision-making amid the Covid pandemic
Painting of windmill
Aesthetic Experience During Lockdown: Art and Hope
Virus and graph
COVID-19 and Economics
Aesthetic experience in the Covid era
St Michael's Mount
Religion in public in the Covid era
Left and right signposts
Challenging Christian stereotypes
COVID-19 word cloud
Making sense of Covid
Cartoon showing frustration with computers
Navigating Scholarly Disagreement
Congregation in a graveyard
Worshipping in the graveyard
Foggy road
One year on: writing from the middle of the story
Three crosses
A high priest who can sympathise
African Wild Dog
God’s Vision for our Relationship with the Natural World
Church forests: the Gospel in trees?
Is Science being defrocked?
Power as a Christian Scholar’s Vocation
Man standing in field of grass
Science and Revelation
Laptop keyboard
Technology, inclusion, community
Illustration of a book of nature
Revelation and Science
Hong Kong flowers
A Prayer for the Year
The Spirit of Secularization
Dawn over water
A World in Pining
The Secularization of Science
Time to grow?
Thank you blocks
Writing acknowledgements: depending on others
Pumpkin seedling
George MacDonald, Anxiety, and Joy
The territories of science and religion - book cover
Charting the territories of science and religion
Bible on lectern
Solitude and unity: a medieval perspective
Page of text
Academic Publishing: A Necessary Evil?
Deer in the morning mist
Doing Value Studies
Hands clasped in prayer
Reading and praying
Full time, big time… God’s time?
Pink sky over trees
In Between-Times
Cambridge Scholars Network
The Cambridge Scholars Network
Abstract mathematical symbols
A joined-up cosmos for geniuses?
Desert path
A poem for a new year
Christmas dinner table
On the seventh day of Christmas
Christmas tree
Everlasting Father
Great mathematicians
On the sources of genius
Hand writing with pen
Studying in Babylon?
Painting showing Jesus washing Peter's feet
Intellectual servanthood
In and out of the university
Praying hands
A Student’s Prayer
Snow-covered mountains
Gratitude: Reflections at an Academic Waypoint
Lecture theatre filled with students
Pedagogues or parents?
Hand writing with pencil in spiral bound notebook
Redrafts, patience, and God in the details
Canal boats
A Holiday for the Restless
Diagram showing the opening-up of the law side of nature
A Christian view of scientific progress
Mistakes highlighted in red
Critical thinking and grace
Woman places hand gently on man's shoulder
Practising gentleness in academia?
Christian fishes
Sharing the Good News
The Spirit of academic research
Boy studying in empty library
Staying connected to others as a researcher
Marinus Dirk Stafleu
A science of science: Dick Stafleu’s ‘Theories at Work’
Tools and plans
Future planning and God’s will
Students in DPhil gowns
Why do a PhD? For an integrated life
Christianity and the University Experience - book cover
Review: Christianity and the University Experience
Grapes on a vine
The vine and the branches
Christian Postgrad Ministries attendees
Catalysing Postgraduate Ministry: a special conference
A grid of postgrad groups
The secret society of Christian postgrads
Developing a Christian Mind attendees
Reflections on ‘Developing a Christian Mind’ 2019
Warwick Castle
High Walls and Ivory Towers: Inadequacy in Academia
Society of Christian Scholars banner
Announcing the Society of Christian Scholars
Desiring the Kingdom - book cover
Review: Desiring the Kingdom, James K.A. Smith
Poster for Christian Responses to the Far Right event
What can Christians do to combat the Far Right?
Old Bodleian
Fools for Christ
Christian Philosophy - book cover
Christian Philosophy: a Systematic and Narrative Introduction
Evolution and epistemic humility
Teaching, individualism, and community
Christmas branch
Home Came for Christmas
Scholars as Disciples at Advent
Apple tree
For the Love of It
The Bible in seven acts
Forming a Christian Mind
Silhouetted people helping each other up a hill
Fellowship within your discipline: a priority?
Tree of knowledge
The bush of knowledge
Sing a New Song
Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound: A Lesson in Discernment
Religion, philosophy and science diagram
Science, philosophy and religion
A Reflection in Puddles: Distinctiveness in Academia
CS Lewis' space trilogy
‘That Hideous Strength’ and institutional sin
Royal Exchange
Forays into finance
Horse's eye
On Horses and Victory: Proverbs 21:31
Fishing boat
Taking time apart: discipline and blessing

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