About Faith Today

Faith Today has grown out of the ashes of my previous website Faith in Doubt website, which I had maintained from 2010 until 2018. That former website (which now redirects to this website) was a place to reflect on faith from the perspective of those on the border between faith and doubt with regard to Christianity. At the time I was a Christian who was on the doubt side of the border, but expected that I would soon return to the faith side. I was so certain that this would occur quickly that I worried that those on the doubt side would think that I was deliberately duping them to read a believer's musings. I need not have worried as my sojourn on the doubt side of the border lasted for a few years and more recent years have been spent right on the border with a begrudging admission that I suppose God might exist. Towards the end of 2015 I moved a little more decisively into the faith side of the border because I saw that my chief objection to the possibility of God's existence was a very objectionable proposition.

This switch of faith perspective meant that I was feeling constrained by the title of the original website, especially after I deleted all but three articles from the original website. Eventually I took the plunge and remaindered the old website in favour of the more neutrally titled Faith Today. The only top level domain of relevance I could find was .uk, but that has relevance in that the expression of faith in today's world (as well as in the distant past) is heavily influenced by local and national cultures. Indeed the UK is in a sense two wide a net as the faith context of Northern Ireland is very different from Wales. Actually the faith context of London is very different from Nottingham, but at least the uk ending to the web address is a constant reminder that faith is not expressed in universals, but in particular settings.

Articles in Faith Today are likely to focus on aspects of Christian faith in modern Britain or Ireland. They will steer away from engagement with politics because I am contractually bound by my employment to be politically impartial and avoid engaging in topics currently under political debate.

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