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Book Review (number 8)

  Interpretation and Application Edited by Craig Brian Larson Published by: Hendrickson ISBN: 978-1-59856-959-9 This book seeks to answer the question, ‘how does one best make ancient biblical texts pertinent to the 21st century listener while still maintaining the Scriptures’ integrity?’   In a series of interviews, essays and, indeed, sermons, it stresses the importance [...]

By | October 16th, 2013|Categories: Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Religious observances

Portland Software, a company based in Staffordshire, is offering to sell a database of names and addresses for the UK’s churches and its clergy – by denomination or geographical area. According to Portland Software, the latest figures for the UK's 'religious professionals' are:   Baptist Ministers 1372 Roman Catholic 3180 Church of England Ministers 12535 [...]

By | October 29th, 2012|Categories: Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , |0 Comments

Forbidden fast food

A typical fast food meal of a bacon cheeseburger and chips could – strictly speaking – offend at least 13 religions and over 60 per cent of the world’s population. This is because it contains: Beef – Hindus, Buddhists, Rastafarians and Sikhs avoid it, as do Zoroastrians when in mourning or on monthly holy days. [...]

By | August 30th, 2012|Categories: Lifestyle, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , |0 Comments

The religion of sport

Among the key indicators of an economic downturn is that people become more obsessed than ever with sport. The Depression Years in the late 1920s and into the 1930s saw baseball’s popularity soar in America, as did cricket’s within the British Empire – while boxing grew a worldwide following, along with other sports.   While [...]

By | August 28th, 2009|Categories: Philosophy and Religion, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , |0 Comments