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.  ...
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...
Reclaiming Christmas with our words

Reclaiming Christmas with our words

In the hubbub of Christmas, we can find it difficult to live in a way that demonstrates that we think it’s about more than just tinsel and turkey. Here, I offer a few ideas on how we might embody and reclaim the real Christmas spirit in the way we set our expectations...
A Biblical and Practical Approach to Refugees

A Biblical and Practical Approach to Refugees

This post was co-written with Catherine Gladwell.  The rising number of refugees coming to the West has led to two opposite responses. Fear that our country will be overrun has led some Western countries to tighten their border security. People see refugees as a...