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The gospel is not a treatment.

My day job is being a physician to the mad. In that job, there is a scholarly discussion, complete with randomized trials, on the use of spirituality as a therapeutic goal: at present there are two streams of this: one is Muslim psychiatrists talking about Islamic focused therapy, and the other is the use of […]

God and Empire?

The idea of a holy war, or jihad. predates the Islamists by a couple of thousand years. But we then have to ask ourselves what this means. For today’s text is as much about revolution and aggression., and it is as much about us as our enemies. Psalm 149 5   Let the faithful exult in glory; […]