Named In Love

Jesus and PeterWithin ancient Jewish culture, your name wasn’t simply what you are called; rather it spoke of your very essence. To ask someone’s name was to ask ‘who are you?’ Therefore the giving of a new name was to bestow someone with a new identity. Continue Reading →

Religious Affects

Professor Donovan Schaefer, lecturer at Oxford University, is interviewed on his new book Religious Affects. He discusses how a positive understanding of animals can help us live out Christian values and that being attentive to the well-being of others, humans and animals alike, should be taken seriously as part of the everyday practice of living a life of compassion. Continue Reading →