Images of God

August 18, 2023

BILL TONER SJ :: Our 'God concept' may become an impediment in our spiritual lives. So how should we imagine God, if God doesn't 'exist' as other things exist?

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Valley of tears

August 31, 2022

BILL TONER SJ :: If we imagine God intervening at every moment of our lives, how do we account for the bad things? Maybe a different image is needed.

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Why did God do that?

November 18, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: Christians needn't look at misfortunes as willed by God; best to see God accompanying us through the randomness of life.

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The human mind – a glimpse of the divine?

March 22, 2021

BILL TONER :: Faith and the one truly mysterious thing in life – our own human mind, particularly our own consciousness

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Faith Seeking Understanding: Making sense of God as Father

February 9, 2021

The Loyola Institute online theology course begins with Dr John McDade examining questions relating to God's fatherhood

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Don’t blame Christians for Stephen Fry ‘blasphemy’ nonsense

May 17, 2017

No specific religious group wants Ireland's blasphemy law. The Stephen Fry fracas merely distracts from the real causes of scandal in Ireland.

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Can we rediscover God?

April 26, 2017

Bill Toner SJ :: Have things changed so much in recent decades that deep reflection about God is practically impossible?

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Some reflections on Dawkins

January 25, 2017

Bill Toner SJ :: At the heart of purely physicalist accounts of evolution is a failure to address adequately the mystery of human consciousness

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The gift of darkness

October 9, 2016

DERMOT ROANTREE :: Leonard Cohen's new album, 'You want it darker', is a fitting conclusion to a life of art that probed the mystery of the divine and the human.

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Can God and evil co-exist?

February 9, 2015

BRIAN GROGAN SJ :: ‘Monstrous’ and ‘a maniac’ was how Steven Fry described God on RTÉ. Brian Grogan SJ, who responded to fry on a Newstalk panel with Pat Kenny,...

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