Death, pain & predation

May 16th, 2024

Tyne Cot war cemetery

A biochemist considers why predation and death are an inevitable part of the world we live in.

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Did God create a wasteful universe?

April 22nd, 2024

NGC 7714: Starburst after Galaxy Collision

The universe seems way larger than it needs to be to provide a place for us humans. Is that an argument against creation by God? What does science say?

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Impossible to believe – or just hard?

April 1st, 2024

Alice & the queen

It’s complicated trying to understand whether there’s a God and how we can know him or please him. Here’s my thoughts on what I can and can’t believe.

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Scientists (and others) vs God?

March 11th, 2024

Three books about God by scientists

More than a dozen stories of people who’s life journey took them in unexpected ways towards God, in three recent books.

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No God, no meaning?

February 20th, 2024

Graffiti on wall

Can life have meaning without God? Where does meaning come from? Can we choose our meaning, or is it something we must find?

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How to think your way into religious belief?

February 5th, 2024


A journalist sums up some of the evidence that there is more to the world and life than materialism suggests.

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Thinking irrationally about God?

January 11th, 2024


Most of us like to think we make good choices based on well-thought out reasons. But what about when we think about God and decide on our beliefs?

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Finding hope?

December 23rd, 2023

Looking through binoculars

It’s been a difficult year for many of us. Do we despair or hope for better? But where do we find hope?

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New Testament reliability, 2023

November 16th, 2023

1750 fragment of New Testament

Has the New Testament been changed over the years? Are the writers reporting what they know, or was it written long after the events?

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Jesus & archaeology, 2023

October 24th, 2023

Pool of Siloam

Archaeological discoveries this century throw light on the life of Jesus as recorded in the four gospels.

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