In the last post we considered that knowing God means having a relationship with him and undergoing a process of transformation to become more like Jesus in the way that we think and act. God made us in his image, meaning we have the potential to be like him. We also have the potential to […]
The Christian faith stands or falls on the resurrection of Jesus. What do I mean by that? The Bible does not present the resurrection of Jesus as a fable intended to convey some profound moral truth, nor as a piece of folklore or mythology intended to explain the founding of Christianity. It presents it as […]
We live at a time when many people are worried about their financial situation. Here in the UK the lockdown has been going on for almost a month and for most of us that has meant being unable to work. For some people it has meant no income at all. Currently there is no certainty […]
One thing that sets Jesus apart from other great historical figures is that he always told the truth. There were occasions when he refused to answer a question that was asked with malicious intent, but he was never deceitful. Think of some of the famous people in the world today: politicians, celebrities, sports stars, actors, […]
Here in the UK we are now in an enforced lockdown as a measure against the spread of the coronavirus. We are not permitted to leave our homes except for essential purposes such as buying food or accessing medical care. It’s now impossible for us to have physical contact with anyone outside of our immediate […]
A question sceptics of the Bible often ask is: Why does God allow suffering? One possible explanation is that times of suffering and hardship force a person’s true character to come to the surface. Most of the time we humans can be very adept at hiding our true selves behind the polished and refined exterior […]
I decided it’s time to put some of my thoughts regarding faith, philosophy and life down into a readable format for others to consider and poke holes in. I’ll try to keep this updated regularly with whatever takes my fancy at any given time.