Simon Barrow

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Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Director of a think-tank
Location Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Introduction A writer, commentator, theologian and educator, I am co-director of Ekklesia, the think-tank and news service concerned with religion and public life from a radical, post-Christendom perspective. I also work as a trainer, facilitator and consultant with church and community initiatives, as well as continuing to publish for a wide variety of audiences - from general to academic. Football and music are my balancing passions. From 1996-2005 I worked for Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), the official ecumenical body.
Interests Theology, politics, philosophy, music, art, vegetarian food, satire, football, dodgy TV, bookshops
Favorite Movies Matewan, Mapantsula, Momento, The Motorcycle Diaries, Life of Brian, Au Revoir Les Enfants, The Mirror, Under Fire, A Z and Two Noughts, Annie Hall, Kes, Crimes and Misdemeanours, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Three Colours Red, As Good As It Gets
Favorite Music Tippett, Messiaen, Ravel, Birtwistle, Handel, Webern, Shostakovitch, Joanna Macgregor, Miles Davis, Bill Frisell, Boulez, Allan Holdsworth, Deirdre Cartwright, Django Bates, Earthworks, George Crumb, Yes, The Smiths, Suzanne Vega, Frank Zappa, Bach, Porcupine Tree, Ozric Tentacles, Frank Martin, John Zorn, The Shout, Poulenc, Bang on a Can, Sound Circus, Hendrix, Coltrane, Goldie, Debussy, Godspeed You Black Emperor
Favorite Books Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Simone Weil, John Caputo, John Howard Yoder, Grace Jantzen, David Jenkins, Richard Kearney, Dorothee Soelle, Nicholas Lash, Sarah Coakley, Gustavo Gutierrez, James Alison, Ruth Page, Rowan Williams, (and that's just the theology).

Which is easier to make a model airplane out of and why: a banana peel or a wet sock?

No idea. But a banana peel would be preferable, because if it crashes there'd still be scraps of food on the inside for the survivors... rather than just a stale smell.