The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
The Bible offers not only encouragement for personal faith in a time of crisis, but also wisdom and insight to guide the Christian in a position of public leadership or influence.
Is there a way for us to talk about Christian eschatology that both acknowledges brokenness and affirms goodness?
As technologically simulated relationships become ever more realistic and superficially convincing, we must be aware of the risk that the simulacrum will exert a seductive appeal to our hearts.
Should we teach our children to be polite to Alexa, to say please and thank you, to respect its ‘virtual’ feelings? Or is it of no significance if children abuse, tease and bully a simulated slave-person?
Will the promotion of ‘relationships’ with machines contribute to societal wellbeing and human flourishing, or provide new opportunities for manipulation and deception of the vulnerable?
Many Christians seem to uphold traditional ideas about fatherhood that lack both the precision and nuance needed to father in today’s world.
Why God’s four questions in Genesis 3 should still be asked today.
Concern for the poor, starting with those within the Christian ‘family’, is laced through the fabric of the Gospels and Epistles.
Healthy families are central to a Christian understanding of flourishing society. They are the primary institution where commitment, sacrificial love, support and guidance can grow.
A review of John Mark Comer’s latest book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.
The miracle of new beginnings, the miracle of justice realised and the miracle of changed hearts.
Caring for God’s creation is one way in which we can express our love for God.
Without context, God’s epoch-defining intervention in human history to rescue and transform the world, is turned into an anodyne children’s story.
Brexit has had a reductionist and therefore dehumanising effect. It encourages us to see people as ‘The Other’.
To act justly is to pay fair wages, and also to pay workers in a fair manner.
We the citizens have a responsibility, not just the politicians, for seeing justice done and advancing the good of our society.
Small blessings are still blessings; if it’s good, then it comes from above (James 1:17).
Concerns about the digital currency being used to facilitate money laundering, drug purchases and terrorist financing are high on the list.
Let’s resist being caught up in polarising narratives and instead adopt the Samaritan strategy: see others through God’s eyes.
How can Christians think about decluttering, our values, and our relationship with the things which surround us?
The temptation facing us is either to push the panic button, adding further confusion to the chaos, or to take flight and escape into denial about what’s going on in society. For Christians both of these options are simply unacceptable.
Jesus taught his disciples to love their enemies, and pray for those who persecute them.
Throughout the history of the church, the relationship between our faith and art has often been tense, ambivalent and confusing.
Human activity is threatening biodiversity across all animal species.
The Bible warns against using dishonest weights, but we have raised that to an art form.