Category Archives: Scotland

Recruiting for Focus Groups

I’m currently recruiting participants (in and around Edinburgh) for focus groups  about surveillance and Christian faith. More details here.

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responding

How might we respond? This is the sixth and final of a series of postings that relate to a research project I’ve been conducting on using a model of practical theological reflection in relation to the independence question that is being … Continue reading

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Two way conversation

‘What’s the Bible saying to the debate and what’s this debate saying to the Bible?’ This is the fifth of a series of postings that relate to a research project I’ve been conducting on using a model of practical theological reflection in relation … Continue reading

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The bible and the referendum?

Where can we go in the Bible? This is the fourth of a series of postings that relate to a research project I’ve been conducting on using a model of practical theological reflection in relation to the independence question that is … Continue reading

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Why is the debate like it is?

What is shaping the debate? This is the third of a series of postings that relate to a research project I’ve been conducting on using a model of practical theological reflection in relation to the independence question that is being put … Continue reading

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State of the debate

How is the debate going? This is the second of a series of postings that relate to a research project I’ve been conducting on using a model of practical theological reflection in relation to the independence question that is being … Continue reading

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Our independence stories

Focusing In This is one of a series of postings that relate to a research project I’ve been conducting on using a model of practical theological reflection in relation to the independence question that is being put to voters in Scotland … Continue reading

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Focus Groups on Independence

I am currently researching the contribution of Practical Theology to Scottish public life. This is in response to a request from one of the editors of the International Journal of Practical Theology which typically carries an 8,000 word report on … Continue reading

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Review of Doug Gay’s ‘Honey from the Lion: Christianity and the Ethics of Nationalism’

[One of the projects for my current semester of research leave is to write a report for the International Journal of Practical Theology on the state of practical theology in Scotland, my discipline’s contribution to public life and to the … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Surveillance Future

The Scottish Government has published its White Paper, “Scotland’s Future,” commending a vote for independence at the referendum on 18th September this year. Surveillance is by no means limited to issues of national security but it is worth considering what … Continue reading

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