Spent some time listening to this lecture by Alister McGrath this morning. He tends to tackle topics that interest me, theology and apologetics among them. I decided to plug my netbook into the radio and listen while doing the ironing downstairs. It’s a good way of getting two things done at once but I did find myself hissing occasionally that I did not have a notebook and pen to hand. I know my mind is so full of holes by nature that I cannot rely on my memory.
So, I may need to listen/watch again at some point – with a pen instead of an iron! Plus, the screen was not in my view as I stood at the ironing board, trying to get the fluff off a T-Shirt. I did run and get a coat hanger at one point, too.
In relation to apologetics, I was struck by the fact that in order to translate something, we need to understand our own meaning – which is often what I’m trying to put across when I bang on about intelligent faith.
If you’re interested in theology, apologetics and thinking deeply about faith this may be worth a look, as McGrath talks about loving God with all our minds – while still allowing for the fact that there are some things beyond our mental grasp, some things words cannot contain and some questions that cannot be resolved in a logical way.
Image from Alister McGrath’s biography on RZIM website