#LoveTrumpsHate

This hashtag has become well-known over the course of the 2016 American Presidential Election, and in the aftermath of Donald J Trumps victory no less a personality than Lady Gaga was seen driving through New York on a truck, holding up this message.  But is it true?  Does love trump hate? The answer is … it depends!…

Redemption – we all need it!

We all love a good story about redemption.  A human hero, warts and all, who overcomes weakness to win the day.  We love it because we live it.  We identify with the weakness and maybe even the warts, and we hope to overcome, to win. Redemption is such a common theme that GoodReads has a shelf…

Knowing the Truth about Jesus Christ

In a recent FB exchange about the Bible, a friend commented: “Christianity was an underground religion for several centuries until Constantine and the Romans suddenly endorsed it, threw in some pagan festivals, fiddled with the doctrine and used it to control Europe for over a thousand years. Time and time again people have taken already…

Young Thinkers

Often we develop our ideas about reality of the world for emotional reasons. This, if not checked, will result in error or at least a lack of consistency.
Join me in learning how to think, so that we can be confident our views are true and consistent.

The Bible – Uncorrupted & Unchanged

For centuries, even millenia, the Bible has been attacked, challenged and dismissed by many different people, yet it endures … uncorrupted and unchanged. The story is told of how the famous philosopher and sceptic, Voltaire claimed that, ‘a hundred years from my death the Bible will be a museum piece.’ However, a hundred years after his…

Peace with God?

We all long for peace, in our families, communities or the wider world, and yet any peace we find never lasts for long. The reason is that we don’t enjoy peace with God, and peace with God is the foundation of all true peace. Peace with God is impossible in our current sinful condition. Jesus…

University Students

Welcome to Birmingham If you’re a new student, let me welcome you to our wonderful city.  For those of you returning – welcome back.  I hope you had a good summer, and that your studies are going well. What do you want from your time at university? At the beginning we always have expectations.  I…