On the Portico to the World of the Bible

"In the beginning, God..." Drawing near to the vast, unwieldy edifice which is the world of the Bible, we assume we enter here by way of the portico of the natural-supernatural distinction. We think we come here in order to find some happy harmony between them, perhaps discover too how the one may in some hitherto undiscovered way be reconciled with the other. Scientifically oriented, earthy and natural creatures that we are, we come to find some space in our world and in ourselves where ‘supernature’ may be at home, and we can then be whole.

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Realistic Christians

We must be realistic about what we can know. Christians above all. In even the most apparently simple affirmation in the Christian faith - I believe in God the Father almighty - we must not pretend that we can grasp the fullness of it.

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