Author Archives: Jamie Pumfrey

January 25th: A Biblical Feast

Did you know that on the January 25th the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle is celebrated? And why exactly is that important, apart from the obvious opportunity for indulgence? Well quite a lot actually because Saint Paul, also known as Saul, […]


DIY Cathedral

Gothic cathedrals really are amazing feats of engineering and design that have been created before a time where steel frames and machine tools even existed. They still stand so tall and menacing, even though the time of the religious impulse has slowly faded away. […]


There and Back Again with J.R.R. Tolkien

So, this is an event to now put on your calendars! The release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, which is due in cinemas very soon (14th December 2012), and so what better way to prepare than going on an adventure yourself into the world […]


Lets Get Political

“Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet, he is lord of all the animals. He […]


Experience the Beauty of Belief

For me, one of the most beautiful things about religion is the overwhelmingly diverse and colourful ways humans have found to celebrate their beliefs, and their faith. And whether you’re Buddhist, an Atheist or a Jehova’s Witness, a Rastafarian, a Scientologist or none of […]


Maestros De Bras! Avian Architecture in Espana.

Until recently I’ve never lingered too long on the topic of bird nests, I’m not sure many people do. But, luckily for the Spanish, this is all about to change. Spanish magazine, Quo, have given their readers the chance to explore the wonderfully intricate world of Avian […]

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