One Truth, Many Religions?

One Truth, Many Religions?

1.    The Rise of Pluralism It used to be easy to assume that other religions are wrong and mine is obviously right, without even giving reasons. Those who belonged to ‘other religions’ were far away from me, also foreign in their culture, and clearly wrong about so...
What I Learned in Prison

What I Learned in Prison

The following four accounts were originally separate blog posts, recording my experiences of a series of visits to a maximum security prison. Their purpose is to show how my perspective was transformed through real-life encounters with people I do not normally meet.  ...
The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil

Many have lost their faith, others never had faith, for this reason. It appears as a blatant contradiction at the heart of Christian theology. How can we say that God is good, and that nothing is impossible for him, when so many things happen that no good God would...
Fasting in an Age of Indulgence

Fasting in an Age of Indulgence

“And when you fast…” – Matt 6:16 If a 1st century Christian could enter a time-machine and jump into the 21st century, what would they think about Western Christians today? What one thing would strike them the most? I suspect that they would be shocked at how...
The Virtue of Being Single

The Virtue of Being Single

“The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord; but the married man is anxious about the affairs of the world, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided.” (1 Cor 7:32-34) “There are eunuchs who have been so...
The New Year and the Christian view of Time

The New Year and the Christian view of Time

Partly because we’ve had some time away from our usual schedules, and partly because we just threw away an old calendar and got a new one, in the New Year we often find ourselves thinking about our lives in “big picture” terms. Throughout the year we easily get caught...