Category: Belief

What people believe about God – a summary of religions and how we might choose if any of them are true.

God: how much do we know?

People ask all sorts of questions about God, but what can we base answers on? I think God has given us enough information.

God and time

Does God experience time, or not? Both viewpoints explain some things and not others.

Believing in Jesus through faith and doubt

In almost 60 years as a believer, I have had times of faith and times of doubt. So why do I keep on believing in Jesus and trying to follow his teachings?

Understanding the Old Testament

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 […]

Nazareth in Jesus’ day: 4 facts

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.

Can God become a baby?

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

Christians and conspiracy theories

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

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

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

Would you like to live forever?

Would you like to live forever? Silly question? Could eternal life be boring or impossible? Or could it be wonderful? And is it possible?

How accurate is the text of the New Testament?

Is the Bible we read today the same as the one originally written? Has the original text been changed beyond recognition, or do scholars have so many copies that they can reconstruct the text with a great deal of confidence?