Author Archives: Jon Garvey

About Jon Garvey

Training in medicine (which was my career), social psychology and theology. Interests in most things, but especially the science-faith interface. The rest of my time, though, is spent writing, playing and recording music.

Moral Immunity

Here’s a quote from an Unherd essay by Jacob Howland: Ideology is a highly communicable social contagion that infects people who are morally immunocompromised.

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As it was told in days of old…in the Church

Of all the confusions befuddling the people of Britain (mirroring those in the rest of the Collective West), one that seems to be most widely criticised is the wanton destruction of our literary culture in schools and universities.

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Born, made or brainwashed

A fascinating article by Professor of Politics at Birbeck College, Eric Kaufmann, entitled Progressivism, Sexuality, and Mental Illness deals with the report that 21% of “Generation Z” Americans now identify as LGBT.

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Glasto turns religious

The Mail online headline today is “Glasto turns political,” as various “angry stars” protested the US Supreme Court’s decision on abortion. But it actually is better seen as finally coming out fully as a festival of a specific religious cult, that has become the established religion of Britain and the entire West.

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The constitutional right to kill

I ought to say something about the reversal of Roe v Wade, since the laws and practices regarding abortion have been a conflict in which I’ve been actively involved since, I suppose, 1974.

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Logic on fire

A two-part essay by the excellent Nick Hudson, of PANDA, is available here and here. Nick discusses how the disastrous worldwide COVID response stems, in large part, from epistemic failure.

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Revisiting Genesis 1 as a tabernacle-building text

Let’s take some time out from geopolitics to give a few new thoughts on my contention (far from unique) that the way to understand the Genesis 1 creation account is as (a) a non-historic place-setter for the rest of Genesis and, indeed the Bible; (b) a phenomenological, rather than a theoretical, account; and (c) a temple-building text.

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Tits up on Springwatch

Once again, the BBC’s Springwatch has been drawing attention to the horrors of climate change, generating guilty fears which don’t really stand up to scrutiny.

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Misunderstood minorities

There is nothing intrinsically wrong in belonging to a minority. Hump readers, after all, constitute a tiny one, albeit widespread across the world, and even as representatives of those with similar views, we are endorsing minority opinions. That does not make us wrong: I read today that only 4% of Indians are Christians, and they suffer significant persecution, and largely come from the lower echelons of society. Yet I would consider them to be those closest to the truth amongst the billions, and therefore enviable.

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And now for the good news…

Here’s quote from the newsletter of my publisher today, which I haven’t seen before: “There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” John Calvin

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