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At Thinking Faith we are passionate about using our minds and imaginations to release the wisdom of the Christian faith into the world as a force for good.

We want to work with others to:

  • create spaces where people can think deeply and creatively about the important issues of our day.
  • help discipleship and evangelism become more engaging and effective.
  • provide insight and direction for our daily work, mission and social action.
Saturday 9th November 2019

Our fourth annual Faith in Business event. More details coming soon.

Somerset Maugham and the Fear of Final Judgment

In the final year of his life, the atheist novelist Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965) became terrified of dying and the possibility of judgment by a just and holy God loomed alarmingly. He had led a sordid, decadent and intensely selfish life and he craved secular comfort and consolation. In this state of fevered anguish he summoned the famous atheist philosopher Alfred Ayer to his deathbed in the south of France and pleaded: "Freddie I have led a debauched and depraved life.

Critical thinking and grace

Essay covered in red pen

In this post I’d like to reflect on a tension that I consider to be quite widespread within academia. ‘Critical thinking’ is often extolled as one of the core virtues necessary for the intellectual life: much university-level teaching is geared towards developing this skill, and it is viewed as foundational for effective research.