I spent a weekend in Paris last autumn, and one of the highlights of the trip was visiting Notre Dame. I shuffled slowly around the cathedral, admiring its intricate artistry and genius craftsmanship. So I was shocked and saddened earlier this week to witness a massive fire tearing through one of the most historically significant buildings … Continue reading Making Sense of Notre Dame
This article was originally published in Evangelicals Now. What does it mean to have our identities rooted ‘in Christ’? This question has perhaps never been more relevant in a world which has an increasingly fragmented understanding of identity, as people are encouraged to embrace fluidity in both their gender identity and sexual orientation. So how can Christians … Continue reading Finding Our Identity In Christ
The result has not yet been officially announced, but the exit polls of yesterday's referendum in Ireland suggest a landslide victory in favour of repealing the 8th Amendment. If this result stands, then today marks a historic and sad day for the country as it votes to remove the constitutional right to life for the … Continue reading Ireland’s Referendum Result
Idolatry is at the core of our everyday experience. We often turn our hearts towards something or someone other than Christ, and this is the subject tackled by Steve Hoppe’s first book, Sipping Saltwater. In it I found a compelling analysis of the problem of the human heart, combined with some practical suggestions of ways … Continue reading Review of “Sipping Saltwater”
Despite some positive qualities, postmodernism and secularism pose significant challenges to Christianity. And a postmodern worldview doesn't just affect non-Christians but followers of Jesus as well. I came across an interview from Wretched.org which highlighted some of the obstacles facing Christian evangelists in today’s postmodern culture. Below is part of the interview between the Todd Friel … Continue reading Is Your Worldview Hindering Your Evangelism?
There is a growing consensus that the West is in a period of steep moral and cultural decline. By casting off the shackles of morality, secular humanism has not delivered on the freedom and peace that it once promised. And we are dealing with the legacy of that failure today. Four out of every ten marriages … Continue reading The Decline Of Culture Could Be A Golden Opportunity
A few months ago Stephanie Gray, the co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, presented a pro-life argument to an intelligent, socially liberal audience at Google. The abortion debate has been a key component of the 'culture wars' in North America (and Europe) for the last half a century, so what contribution could a … Continue reading Reframing the Abortion Debate