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How Can We Discover What’s Right and Wrong?

Chris Morphew | Aug. 8, 2023

We say strong nations shouldn’t use their power to destroy weak nations. We say a fit and healthy parent should do what they can to help the vulnerable people in the family. But why? This extract from Chris Morphew's How Can I Be Sure What’s Right and Wrong? explores where we get this idea of morality from.... continue reading

Is Jesus’ Resurrection Credible?

Rebecca McLaughlin | Feb. 21, 2023

The extraordinary spread of Christianity, both numerically and geographically, doesn’t prove that Jesus really rose again. But how a man born into a subjugated ethnic group in an obscure Roman province—who lived poor, died young, who never wrote a book, raised an army, or sat on a throne—has come to be the most impactful human in all human history does require some kind of explanation.... continue reading

No-one Needs a Leap of Faith, We All Need a Place to Stand

Glen Scrivener | June 5, 2022

“Faith is believing things you know ain’t so.” Mark Twain’s definition rings true for many today. It’s common to think of faith as pretending to certainties you couldn’t possibly be sure of. So then, how does anyone manage to have faith? Well, the folk wisdom is that you need to take a leap.... continue reading

Is There Evidence Outside of the Bible that Jesus was a Real Person?

Rebecca McLaughlin | Oct. 28, 2021

“I told all my friends that Santa isn’t real, but Jesus is!”

When my five-year-old came home with this news, her teacher had already told me (with concern) that she’d been directing other kids to act out the Christmas story. “You’re Mary. You’re Joseph. You’re the angel.” I was torn between admiring her gumption and dreading awkward conversations with other parents!

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4 ways to use Rebecca McLaughlin’s new Christmas evangelistic book

Joe Henegan | Sept. 21, 2021

Whether you love or loathe the chaotic run up to the big day, here are four ways you can use Rebecca’s book to show your unbelieving friends and family the life-changing truth of Jesus Christ this Christmas. ... continue reading

A personal plea to consider (or reconsider) Christianity

Ben Shaw | May 20, 2021

The following open letter is written by Ben Shaw, author of Seven Reasons to (Re)Consider Christianity. Shaw is sharing the heart behind his book, as well as his own story of (re)considering his faith in light of a cancer diagnosis.... continue reading

How can we know that the stories of the Bible are true?

Ben Shaw | May 18, 2021

To say that there’s not enough evidence that the stories in the Bible actually happened is a little unfair. If you applied that same degree of historical assessment to other events in history, you’d have to wipe out virtually everything and everyone we know from the ancient world.... continue reading

Breaking Down Barriers In How We Explain the Gospel

Steph Williams | Feb. 16, 2021

The words we use in our gospel explanations can feel so far removed from everyday conversation. Concepts like sin and punishment are understood less and less, since our postmodern culture has lost the concept of God. These words can be associated with a kind of angry, personal vengeance and a negative self-image.... continue reading

The Rival Gospel of Self

Stephen McAlpine | Feb. 3, 2021

The cultural ambition is to replicate the kingdom vision of the good life—a future world of human rights, dignity, freedom, love and equality—but all without Jesus at the centre. And, frustratingly for those among us who may wish to see the whole thing come crashing down in order to prove how right we are, this vision appears to be progressing quite well. At least on the surface.... continue reading

Why Does The Good News Sound So Bad These Days?

Stephen McAlpine | Feb. 2, 2021

You don’t have to look too far on social media, or even mainstream media (or, closer to home, you don’t have to talk for long to colleagues, study partners or family members), to find people who, upon hearing you are a Christian, wrinkle up their noses as if they have caught a whiff of cod liver oil. ... continue reading

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