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Nietzsche’s Hermeneutics: Chaos, Morality and the Future World

Of all the influential philosophers to have graced the 19th century European intellectual landscape, Friedrich Nietzsche rates as one of the most profound and controversial. Nietzsche’s influence towers over the Western philosophical tradition, and his concepts continue to inspire rigorous … Continue reading

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The Souls Need For Silence

In the early 18th century the brilliant yet cantankerous German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer penned a scathing indictment of the way in which the abrasive noise of modern society had shattered his sense of inner peace and diminished his ability to … Continue reading

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Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Ethical Vision

I present to you the following question for reflection: how would you define the essential difference between ethics and morals? At first, the problem may seem straight forward. Many conventional interpretations often view ethics merely as a form of meta-morality, … Continue reading

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Aphorisms and Reflections #2

I. I consider it safe to conclude that in the present age humanity can be divided into two distinct groups: those who are willing to be exploited by a reality TV show, and those who are genuinely alive. II. One … Continue reading

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Made Me Smile #1

I. A beautiful image yesterday: an elderly man walking his granddaughter home from primary school. He was carrying her bag and had made her fairy bread as an after school treat. She was singing a made-up melody with the abandon … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer: A Confession

At this stage in my life, I find that the Lord’s Prayer is the only form of supplication I can enter into with sincerity. As I understand them, Jesus’ words to his Father are a humble expression of hope laced with … Continue reading

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Aphorisms and Reflections #1

I. What’s so good about being ‘efficient’ anyway? Sure, it saves money and time, but is not the natural end-goal of ‘efficiency’ the elimination of the human? II. The only form of activism that really counts is that which takes … Continue reading

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Theological Books that Time Forgot #1

William H. Shannon. Thomas Merton’s Dark Path: The Inner Experience of a Contemplative (New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1981) Welcome to the first in my new series! In these posts I will review obscure, comedic and neglected books throughout … Continue reading

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Why You Won’t Catch Me at a Hillsong Event

For my birthday weekend last year I was lucky enough to be in Melbourne visiting my family. They had arranged to fly me down and take me out to dinner at some fancy place in the CBD on the Sunday … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Contextualising Theology

In his book Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology, Daniel L. Migliore writes that ‘all theology is contextual.’ (1) By this Migliore refers to the now well-established notion of theological work being the result of an interaction between … Continue reading

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