Category Archives: For non-believers

Jesus: King and Judge (part 2)

Matthew 3:1-12 Isaiah’s prophecy (Isaiah 11:1-7) sounded pretty fabulous, didn’t it, if not mind-blowing! That’s what we all want the world to be like; but we can’t have peace just on its own, without justice and truth. Which is why … Continue reading

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Staying alive

The will to live is incredibly strong. ‘While there’s life, there’s hope,’ we say. Perhaps this is why so many people with terminal cancer insist on having further treatment rather than accepting supportive, palliative care – even though the cost … Continue reading

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Thinking in the past

When I became a Christian as a teenager (over forty years ago, now), one of the things I had to endure was my atheist father’s anti-religious tirades. Religion was the cause of all war… the Church was filthy rich and … Continue reading

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Healthy living

Food is good; food is essential to life. And yet a large proportion of the population are eating and drinking themselves to an early grave. The recent revelation that sugary drinks can cause diabetes will not have surprised anyone in … Continue reading

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If I were you…

A few years ago, I had a teenage girl in my consulting room with a positive pregnancy test. “What do you want to do?” I asked. “I don’t know,” she replied. “What would you do, if you were me?” At this … Continue reading

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“Everyone did as they saw fit”

History rolls on, and our worldview constantly changes. The 17th and 18th centuries saw the beginnings of rationalism: tradition was rejected, the supernatural was dismissed, and observational science began its inexorable rise. People might have had differing opinions as to what … Continue reading

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What price loyalty?

One of the most profound cultural shifts that has taken place in the last fifty years or so is in the value we place on loyalty. In my father’s generation, it was not unusual for a man to work for … Continue reading

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