Understanding the Old Testament

April 15th, 2021


The Old Testament is a strange book – well a collection of dozens of books actually. How can any twenty-first century person understand it? Can any thoughtful person really believe all of it? What do the experts say? These are questions I have grappled with for much of my life. I feel, finally, I have […]

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Life is spiritual?

March 24th, 2021

Woman meditating

Do you ever wonder if life is more than the mundane, and human beings are more than just physical flesh and blood? There is evidence to support this feeling.

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Nazareth in Jesus’ day: 4 facts

February 16th, 2021

First century tomb at Nazareth

The Bible says Jesus grew up in Nazareth, but until recently the evidence for this was scant and disputed by some. But now there is clear evidence of a small agricultural village or town in the first century.

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Would eternal life be impossibly boring?

February 5th, 2021


Some things in life seem impossible any way we look at them. That makes them tantalising to consider. This post: does the idea of eternal life make any sense? And would it become boring after a while? An angel longs to escape eternal life In Wim Wenders’ classic film Wings of Desire (the original German […]

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Why don’t I disbelieve in God?

January 12th, 2021


How do I balance 12 reasons to believe in God and 6 reasons to disbelieve? I think the theistic arguments are stronger and more fundamental. There are good reasons to believe!

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A universe out of nothing vs God out of nowhere

January 7th, 2021

Star forming nebula

Sherlock Holmes said: “when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” How does this apply to the universe?

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Can God become a baby?

December 23rd, 2020


Christmas is about a baby. A baby who was somehow also God. But can that idea make sense? How can we understand it?

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Christians and conspiracy theories

December 15th, 2020

Woman holding sign - make America think again

These are fertile days for conspiracy theories. Who believes them and why? Are christians more prone to believe them?

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How we can flourish – 4 keys

November 28th, 2020

Happy group of people

We all want a good life. We want to flourish. We want to be free to pursue our own choices. But what does it take?

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Don’t blame Jesus for the wrongs of the church!

November 8th, 2020

Jesus teaching the sermon on the mount

Christians are supposed to be following Jesus, but do their lives match up to his teachings?

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A list of all blog posts, in reverse chronological order, is on the Blog archive page.