The articles in this section represent work I have done over the past decade. The best of them will gradually be edited and posted in future issues of AT Magazine. In the meantime, feel free to take a look at any that interest you. At the end of each article, there is a comments section. Please use this space to offer suggestions and/or criticisms. Help me get these articles ready for publication.
Thanks,
David Cowles
Editor-in- Chief, AT Magazine

BLACK DEATH

As I write this, the world is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. Life has been deeply altered and one wonders if things will ever...

TOWER OF BABEL

Most of us are familiar with the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9). Superficially, its meaning seems obvious. A...

WHAT’S WHAT

World What do we mean when we talk about ‘the world’? We don’t just mean the universe, the cosmos or the planet Earth. We mean the world...

GOD’S WILL

Following any catastrophe – a tsunami in the Pacific, a mass shooting at a shopping mall…or the death of a young child – you’re certain...

WHERE THE TIME GOES

Who Knows Where the Time Goes? Written by English folk-rock singer and songwriter Sandy Denny, this late ‘60s anthem was popularized by...

EVERYTHING EXISTS

In a debate with his elder siblings about the existence of Santa Claus, my grandson, then 5 years old, triumphantly ended the argument...

HERACLITUS OF EPHESUS

When you think of cosmos, do you think of it as something singular or something plural? Is it ‘one’ or ‘many’? Is it an ‘organism’ with...

THE ELEATICS

Around 535 BC, a group of Greek settlers founded a colony on the west coast of Italy, just south of the modern city of Napoli (Naples)....

BEING

Either a ‘thing’ (res), an ‘actual entity’ (per Whitehead), is – or it is not. Take ‘A’, for example. ‘A’ is a thing (or event). It...

LOTTERY

We all love to gamble, most of us anyway; but why? Unless we have a “gambling problem”, or don’t know the rules of the games, most of us...

CHRISTIANITY

From the very beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, powerful forces were arrayed against him and his mission (Luke 4: 14 – 30): “He came...

ETERNITY

“If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the...

SEVEN WORDS

Being Good Beauty            Truth             Justice Love Presence Every important branch of philosophy focuses on one or more of these...

THE OTHER BIBLE

It’s been called, “the greatest story ever told”, The Bible. But what is that story? “The earth was without form or shape, with darkness...