Tag: God

TRUSTING THE OLD TESTAMENT: ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY

Recently I wrote about the integrity of our Old Testament scriptures. When people tell you that the Bible has been changed many times over the centuries, just politely blow them a raspberry, and direct them to my blog. I'll take it from there... An Assyrian siege-engine attacking the city wall of Lachish. From a huge … Continue reading TRUSTING THE OLD TESTAMENT: ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY

SENSE AND SENSUALITY

Why did God make us into physical beings, unable to see Him, and then expect us to love Him? And why did He give us five senses and put us in a physical world, but then limit what we can do with those senses, according to spiritual principles? Jesus talked to his disciples about the … Continue reading SENSE AND SENSUALITY

ON BEING SURE

Reason is not the enemy of Christian faith, it is a vital and indispensable part of it. It's common for atheists, agnostics, sceptics and unbelievers in general to mock Christians by claiming that we ignore reason. In fact the opposite is (or should be) true. And despite what some Christians think-which is that if you … Continue reading ON BEING SURE

CHRIST’S EVER-EXPANDING COSMOS

If God made the world, why is the universe so vast? Have you heard that question from a sceptic, or have you perhaps asked it yourself? To the agnostic and the atheist, it seems a ludicrous concept that any God would make the cosmos to be so mind-bendingly huge, and yet make only one little … Continue reading CHRIST’S EVER-EXPANDING COSMOS

KEEPING THE FAITH

How do we keep faith for a lifetime? Does it involve screwing up our eyes, gritting our teeth, and suspending reason? I'm not writing on this subject as a claim to great faith. I am no man of faith in the sense of doing great works or of being notably godly or holy, because I … Continue reading KEEPING THE FAITH