Reflections on the Church’s engagement with politics and culture by Dr. Matthew Tan, lecturer in Theology and Philosophy at Campion College.
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Dr Matthew Tan looks at two types of visual statements in our modern city skylines: the cathedral and the sky-scraper, and what they say about our culture.
Dr Matthew Tan reflects on the commodification of the human body as illustrated by the recent phenomenon of having body parts insured.
Dr Matthew Tan explores how the theme of “running away” is present in both secular and Christian literature, and how the latter brings the sense of running away to its true completion.
Dr Matthew Tan discusses how modern society has created a number of “secular liturgies”; what these secular substitutes and the Christian Liturgy can say about each other; and where the secular form falls short.
Dr Matthew Tan explores why to be truly Christian is to be truly green.
What I don’t know when I know the Eucharist: Dr Matthew Tan discusses how consumerism has infiltrated how we pray and suggests a different approach.
Dr Matthew Tan argues that while deconstruction is widely rejected by Christians, it can actually lend valuable insights to reading of Biblical text.
Dr Matthew Tan discusses differing readings of Matthew 22:21, questioning what exactly ‘belongs to Caesar’ and how we are to understand this text.