Contributions

A variety of contributions made by various members of C-A-N- to share thoughts and encourage one another.

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Biological science, cultural history and biblical scholarship: Christian theology of academic disciplines in the 21st century

A theological stance on universities in the UK God’s book of creation The so-called secularisation of British universities is better understood, my paper for the 2005 C-A-N- Conference argued (q.v.), as God’s exposure to unbelievers of much more of the culture and biology of humanity that he has created and upholds. Nature, society and individual…

Conversation across boundaries

Conversation across boundaries  By: Frank Furedi My experiences during a visit to St Norbert College in Wisconsin have provoked continuing reflections on their relevance to British universities. Ideas matter St Norbert is small liberal arts college just a few miles down the road from Green Bay. What struck me most about this institution was the seriousness…

The Church, the Clergy and Political Power

The Church, the Clergy and Political Power  I write the following because many people either take the view that there should be a separation of religion and state, as in America or France,or that they should be one as in some Muslim nations. Actually I believe both these opposite views are mistaken as I hope…

The faiths of British academics

Christian theology is “the laughing stock of the arts faculty” In English universities. This is said to be the result of institutional secularism, to which an answer would be the founding of church-run universities in the UK.  Doubt has been expressed though that British universities are in themselves anti-Christian or against religion.  For example, many…

The fear of human opinion disables

“The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.” Proverbs 29:25 (Message Bible) Looking back on my years in the academy, I believe many times failure to mention our faith to our students and colleagues is because of fearing the possible consequences (e.g., rejection, ridicule, persecution). Satan uses this to keep us…

The Noah of Scientific Fact

The Noah of Scientific Fact The story of Noah’s ark takes some believing! And the truth is that Christians often tend to accept a watered-down (excuse the pun) version of the story in Genesis, either an unusually large flood of the Euphrates river – for which there is plenty of archaeological evidence – or the…