Category Archives: Articles

How long can we live?

As belief in the afterlife fades and as focus on health and tech grows there is a desire to figure out the magical combination of the two that will allow people (or those that can afford it) to live forever. That, frankly, is pie in

The persecuted church in China

There seems to be little doubt that state sponsored persecution is on the rise in China. The government of President Xi Jinping seems to have realised that the church does not regard the government as their ultimate authority and that is a threat.  First Chinese police

On Christianity & Islam (bumper links edition)

When I lived in the UK I had very little to do with Muslims and only passing interest in topics to do with Islam. There were very few Muslims in our town and probably zero in the area I was church planting. Now life is

What does it mean to be good?

One of my favourite TV shows of 2018 was The Good Place – a very funny show that asks a very important question: what does it mean to be good? Nathanael Smith summarizes the first season plot: The premise of episode one is a juicy one: Eleanor

Famous atheist fails history (again)

Earlier this year I came across the mythicists. Atheists who think it’s more likely Jesus never existed than that he did. I wrote  Every now and then this idea that Jesus was not a real person gets a prominent boost (often from a tweet from

Christians & homosexuality (Bumper links edition)

Yet again I have saved way too many articles on this subject to be able to weave them into a sensible summary. Why this topic? Well it remains a key area of contention within churches and it remains a key area of contention between the

Reading & writing (Bumper links edition)

I had planned to kind of weave the links I’d saved on reading and writing into a wonderful post but I’ve simply saved too many and been too slow in writing this post. So in order not to waste them I’m just putting themm all

The Curiosity Index (15.11.2018)

In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception This news should surprise precisely no one. North Korea is moving ahead with its ballistic missile program at 16 hidden bases that have been identified in new commercial satellite images, a network long known to American