Asking Dr Peter Vardy: Why study philosophy/religious studies?

I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days travelling around the UK with Candle Conferences, where I have been talking about the Problem of Evil, and Dr Peter Vardy has talked about arguments for God, religious experience, and more. We have also been debating issues around euthanasia with the audiences, full of engaged and interested young people.

At one of these, I took a few minutes to ask Peter: why, in the competitive, employability driven world of education, should someone consider studying philosophy, ethics, or religious studies?

Atheism Reclaimed? Interviewing Dr Patrick O’Connor

While on some recent travels, I managed to grab a few words with Dr Patrick O’Connor about his book Atheism Reclaimed.

atheismreclaimedIn the short interview, I ask Patrick who, or what, he hopes to reclaim atheism from, and we also discuss what his form of atheism might actually consist of. You can also read a piece by Patrick, exploring these ideas in more detail at The Conversation.The article is entitled Atheism must be about more than just not believing in God.

Interview by Dr David Webster.