Is it possible for people, and even for a whole society, to lose faith in God? ... [If] it happens, [it is] not primarily because something they used to think existed does not after all exist, but because the available language about God has been allowed to become too narrow, stale and spiritually obsolete ... the work of creative religious personalities is continually to enrich, to enlarge and sometimes to purge the available stock of religious symbols and idioms ... (The Sea of Faith, 1984)



... people of different periods and cultures differ very widely; in some cases so widely that accounts of the nature and relations of God, men and the world put forward in one culture may be unacceptable, as they stand, in a different culture ... a situation of this sort has arisen ... at about the end of the eighteenth century a cultural revolution of such proportions broke out that it separates our age sharply from all ages that went before (The Use and Abuse of the Bible, 1976)

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What the site tries to do
What is contained in this website is not scholarly
[1] but what might be termed "theological journalism" aiming to increase in a small way the understanding of interested Christians about matters theological. The hope is that visitors will find the site a starting point for their own journeys, a means of stimulating their own thoughts.

 As Don Cupitt says:

... truth in philosophy, religion and morality is public and easy to find. It is for everybody ... we must give up the idea that in these areas we should look up to any special and exalted Mouthpiece of Truth.

The site was built up with support from the Society of the Sacred Mission, an Anglican religious order based in the UK.

[1] The Law of the Conservation of Difficulty suggests that obscurantism in any academic subject expands to fill the vacuum of its intrinsic simplicity (Richard Dawkins, A Devil's Chaplain, 2003, p.6).