Reviews 

Book Review: More than a Carpenter

Josh McDowell’s More than a Carpenter has been a staple of Christian apologetics since its first release in 1977 and had according to my 2001 copy sold well in excess of 10 million copies worldwide. Covering issues such as the textual evidence for the New Testament, arguments for the resurrection of Jesus, the transformation of the disciples and the classic argument that Jesus was either a liar, lunatic or Lord and concluding with McDowell’s personal testimony. I don’t know who first popularised these apologetic arguments but I’ve certainly used a…

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Confused: About sex

It’s easy to see signs of confusion in contemporary society, confusion over children and even confusion about sex. Pornography is rife and promiscuity is normal, is probably how most religious conservatives would sum up the zeitgesit when it comes to sex. The notion of faithfulness was exposed by the Ashley Madison although their need to create tens of thousands of fake female would-be adulteresses to meet the need of all the cheating men shows where the majority of the problem lies. The idea of abstinence before marriage is ridiculed yet WIRED can write a feature on an…

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Confused: About children

One of the marks over contemporary society is the way it is so clearly confused over children. In many western societies there simply aren’t enough children being born. In the 1970s 1 in 10 women reached menopause without having children, in 2010 that rate was 1 in 5. It is a demographic time bomb for a developed economy. Workers expecting to retire at 65 but living to 95 and simply not enough people to take their place and pay their taxes to support the retired. In Denmark this is pronounced enough for travel…

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