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Does Genesis 1 describe fixity of Species?

Herring or Black-Backed Gulls or…? Image from http://birdingnewfoundland.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/ At a recent talk by Professor Bill Clegg about science and faith (‘Age Old Enemies or Natural Allies’) I challenged him over his equation of creationism with fixity of species, which is something I have done previously in a talk he gave at Newcastle University a few… Read more »

Paganism, Easter, and Anti-semitism : Letter to the Editor

A Mr Nevin of Bangor, County Down, wrote a letter to the Daily Mail urging that the term Easter is pagan and should be dropped as offensive and implicitly anti-semitic.  I replied, although I don’t know whether it will be published or not.  Also, since the letters are not widely available, I have set out… Read more »

Tracing the Covenant Ark I – The Mystery of the Ark

This is Part one of a talk I gave at Beit Yeshua in January 2017, or at least I got through what I could in the time limits available, and what I did get through was well received. The Ark of the Covenant  is an object that evokes mystery, controversy and sometimes, mystification, almost from… Read more »

Tracing the Covenant Ark II – The Making of the Ark

Back to the start at Part 1. This is part two of a talk I gave at Beit Yeshua in January 2017, or at least I got through what I could in the time limits available, and what I did get through was well received. Let’s look at the making of the ark of the covenant. … Read more »