A series of dialogues with Marc Andrus, the Bishop of California.

  • Blessings (25 min)
  • What is a blessing? Is it just wishing someone well, or is there more to it? What's going on in a blessing? August, 2016.

  • Is Christianity a victim of its own success? (29 min)
  • European civilisation has been shaped in many ways by its Christian heritage. In the Middle Ages the Church started schools, universities and hospitals, and set up systems for caring for the sick and the poor. In the twentieth century, the hospice movement was started by Christians. Even the principles of democracy and human rights are rooted in the Christian doctrine that all people are equal before God. Yet these achievements are now widely seen as a triumph of secularism. What is going on?

  • Christian Evolution (35 min)
  • Christianity as a continuously developing process: November, 2016.

  • Ancestors and Pilgrimages (52 min)
  • A dialogue on praying for ancestors and on pilgrimage: Hollyhock, Cortes Island, BC; August, 2016.

  • Detoxifying Christianity (30 min)
  • For many people, Christianity is like a toxic brand. Why is this so and what can be done about it? A dialogue with Marc Andrus, the Bishop of California, at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco; September, 2015.

  • All Souls Day (27 min)
  • A dialogue with Marc Andrus, the Bishop of California, at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. All Souls Day — the day of the dead — falls on November 2, and is particularly spectacular in Mexico. Hallowe'en, or All Hallows' Eve, is the eve of the festival of the dead, which starts with All Saints' Day on November 1.