The Dangerous Distortions of Dominion Theology

September 2020 Pulse In their interesting study published in 2018 in the journal Sociology of Religion entitled ‘Make America Christian Again: Christian Nationalism and Voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election’, Andrew L. Whitehead, Samuel L. Perry...

Worship, Music and Theology

August 2020 Pulse On September 2019, my wife and I attended a Sunday service at the famous Thomaskirche in Leipzig. As expected of a church whose fame is largely owed to its most celebrated choir director, the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the service was shot through...

Boon and Bane of AI

August 2020 Pulse In an animated debate with Elon Mask at the three-day World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai in August 2019, Jack Ma, the co-founder of Alibaba, insisted that artificial intelligence poses no threat to humanity. ‘Computers may be...

Stop the Social Distancing!

July 2020 Pulse An expression that has appeared again and again in reports about measures mandated to contain the global coronavirus outbreak is ‘social distancing’. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing (used interchangeably...

A New Iconoclasm?

July 2020 Pulse On 7 June 2020, thousands gathered in Bristol to watch and cheer as the statue of Edward Colston, a 17th century slave trader, was torn from its plinth and thrown into the harbour in protest against racism. As Gurminder Bhambra of The New York Times...