What if many of the assumptions we bring to the Bible are actually questionable?
Science has given us new understandings of the universe and the evolution of life. Can we learn something of God’s character from all this, and apply this to the Bible?
Are there reasons why we should consider giving up Christian faith? Or are they more problems to solve while still believing?
The number of people in English-speaking countries who say the have no religion has risen over the past few decades, with younger people being especially likely not to believe (see note 1 for some statistics). According to this report, the most common stated reason for no longer being religious was intellectual – people came to […]
A bunch of people were attending a meeting in a church in Sydney, not a church service, but a meeting to discuss gender politics and impacts on children. There were some protesters there too. Then things turned ugly and a mob attacked with glass bottles and rocks. People screamed and swore, a woman was punched. […]
The apparent commands of God in the Old Testament to commit genocide have long troubled me, as they should trouble any thoughtful and compassionate person. (I hope I am both!) How could a God of love command such atrocities? I think this problem can be resolved with God’s good name intact, if we understand the […]
You don’t have to be worried about faith deconstruction. You can go about it in a constructive way.
Many younger people have important things to say to the church. But so far I don’t think many churches are listening.
I have been following Jesus, albeit imperfectly, for about 60 years! It was during the period from about October 1961 to September 1962 that I decided not only that I believed in Jesus, but I was willing to follow him in my life. Since that time in a reformed evangelical church, I’ve come to think […]
Do religion and politics mix? There are good reasons for christians to be active in politics, and some traps to avoid.