What would George do? (Part 5)

G. H. Morling on further purposes of suffering   Not all suffering in our world can be assigned a purpose; nor, arguably, should it be. One problem in searching for purposive explanations of suffering, in contrast to causative purposes, is that so much is left to the imagination. For example, we may identify clear evidence-based …

What would George do? (Part 2)

G. H. Morling on the causes of suffering One unforeseen development in the present pandemic is the rise of the coronavirus meme, from the hilarious to the deplorable, shared like viruses on social media. Laughter is an important and effective stress reliever in these times, and many of these memes are extraordinarily good at lightening …

How to avoid logical fallacies

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education. In the next few posts in this series I intend to discuss some of the more common logical fallacies you are likely to encounter in academic writing and other forms of communication. But first, some tips on how to uncover …