Article: Truth and Christian Ethics

Studies in Christian Ethics, the journal of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, has just published a short article I wrote in response to Professor Mark Wynn’s essay, entitled ‘Truth and Christian Ethics: a Narratival Perspective’. Professor Wynn and I delivered these papers at the Society’s 2021 annual conference. Below, I have copiedContinue reading “Article: Truth and Christian Ethics”

Lecture: Should education be transformative? An Aristotelian critique

Last week, I gave a short paper on transformative learning theory at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. The event was part of an informal lecture series that brings together the Hall’s faculty, fellows, and students for evenings of discussion and conviviality. My paper was an edited version of a talk that I delivered in August for aContinue reading “Lecture: Should education be transformative? An Aristotelian critique”

Year in Review 20/21

As a new academic year begins, I look back on the previous twelve months in gratitude. Many thanks to my wonderful colleagues, mentors, family, and friends who’ve been with me along the way. I look forward with hope and excitement to the coming year. Proverbs 16:9. Sept Book was published 3-year postdoc in the FacultyContinue reading “Year in Review 20/21”

Essay: On wisdom and women

My conference paper on moral reasoning and the Old Testament Wisdom Literature is now available online. The essay was delivered, first, to the Oxford Scriptural Reasoning Group and, most recently, to the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University. The paper discusses four dimensions of biblical wisdom: its practical moral focus, its embeddedness within aContinue reading “Essay: On wisdom and women”

Radio: Fasting with the Voice of Islam UK

In this radio interview with the Voice of Islam UK, a London-based initiative of the global Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I discuss the Christian practice of fasting. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 I interpret Matthew 4, whichContinue reading “Radio: Fasting with the Voice of Islam UK”