Category: Worldviews

May 15, 2023
How Much Should Christians Care about the Environment?

Simon Hill reflects on this article regarding the biblical framework to consider in the conversation about Christians caring for the environment."At times Christian appeals toward either side of the argument are theologically vague, or simply not well informed. Smith's article, is not prescriptive in a political way, but is very helpful in giving us the […]

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May 15, 2023
Cultural Renewal through Faithful Work

Tim Keller, from Redeemer Church and Ministries, addresses the question, “Should Christians be involved in shaping culture?”, explaining that it is vital to keep God and his grace central in culture. Looking at history, Keller illustrates the problems that will arise if this is not the case. "...when Christians work in the world, they will […]

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May 15, 2023
Does Singleness Waste My Sexuality?

A thoughtful article by author Sam Allberry, reminding us to keep a gospel-focus on both marriage and singleness. "7 Myths about Singleness Sam Allberry This book responds to 7 common misconceptions about singleness, helping everyone—married and unmarried alike—value the unique opportunities that singleness affords to contribute to the flourishing of the church as a whole." Does Singleness Waste […]

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April 24, 2023
Who's Afraid of Critical Theory

Living as a human in the world is complex. In this 30 minute podcast from the Centre of Public Christianity Life and Faith series, Simon Smart and Natasha Moore discuss with Christopher Watkins how the biblical lens can help in our human quest to understand culture. “That’s the origin of cultural critique, isn’t it? It […]

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April 14, 2023
4 Points of Evidence for the Resurrection

Historically sound, both Christian and from other sources, evidence points to the death by crucifixion of Jesus and to his subsequent burial in a tomb. Shenvi discusses such accounts, and then considers the implication of the empty tomb and the faith of his followers regarding his resurrection. "The apostles were repeatedly beaten and imprisoned. We […]

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March 29, 2023
Can We Believe in a Dead Man Rising?

Simon Edwards affirms his faith in Jesus' Resurrection. "If you were to gather every academic historian, whether Christian, atheist, agnostic or otherwise and ask them what are the bedrock facts about Jesus that everyone agrees on, then we would have at least the following three facts: Now, if the resurrection happened it explains these bedrock […]

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March 15, 2023
LENT: Lifehack, or Something More?

"Anna Grummitt eats pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, ponders the recent comeback of Lent, and considers what these 40 days are all about." Image : Photo by Ahna Ziegler on Unsplash

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March 13, 2023
The Myth of the Public Square

Read or listen to Tony Payne's piece on the challenges of proclaiming faith in a world that appears to restrain freedom of speech. "Perhaps the reason that Western Christians today lament their lack of access to or influence within the ‘public square’ is that once, within our race memory, we were among the powerful who […]

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January 13, 2023
The Five Tests of False Doctrine

Pastor and author Tim Challies provides a helpful set of criteria for examining doctrine (belief or set of beliefs). "The task of the Christian is to evaluate every doctrine to declare it fit or unfit. John Stott says it characteristically well: “Christian doctrine is healthy in the same way as the human body is healthy. […]

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December 20, 2022
Is it the season to be jolly? The negatives and positives of Christmas

This helpful discussion between Tony Payne and Phillip Jensen reflects on present day attitudes to Christmas. Whilst as Christians we may feel that the gospel is somewhat lost in the commercial overtones of the festive season, the podcast and transcript suggest ways in which the good news of God coming as man to save humanity […]

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December 3, 2022
On the Giving of Gifts

Jocelyn Loane shares her thoughts about gift giving at Christmas, which are likely to strike a cord with many of us. However her reflections help us consider further this centuries old tradition, and rather than feeling stressed by the expectations of others and the lure of consumerism, we are given a very positive outlook as […]

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November 4, 2022
Spending Christmas Alone

Justine Toh considers those who are opting to keep to themselves at Christmas, away from the familiar traditions of time with family and friends. She concludes that there are blessings that connecting with others will always bring. "It’s easy to see the appeal of Christmas alone or with a select group of people with whom […]

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