The Pendulum of Rationality In our first article, we saw that our whole life, what we think, how we feel, what we do and say is influenced by what we believe. We choose either to believe truth or lies about God, Creation, Humanity and New Creation. So how do we know what is true? Throughout… Continue reading How can we know anything about God, us and this world?
From time to time I publish guest articles on faithroot.com. This article comes from Ash Cunningham, assistant pastor at Grace Church Cheltenham and is in response to my article yesterday on vaccine hesitancy and vaccine denial which Ash had prior sight of. I’m no Ghetto Barbie I hope that the following article wasn’t entirely prompted… Continue reading Taking the man out of mandatory vaccines
Over the last couple of days, I ran a little survey on twitter asking people when was the last time they’d heard pastors addressing specific contemporary issues. You can see the results here and I’m planning to share a few articles later this week with further analysis and discussion of them. One thing that came… Continue reading Preaching in the middle of a crisis
One of my concerns during the pandemic has been the way that truth has so often been the first casualty. The debate has often been polarised between two extremes. On the one hand you’ve had the zero COVID lobby determined to prove that our governments are intentionally trying to kill us, at the other end,… Continue reading Responding to a bit of anti-vax propaganda
One of the major concerns that was raised about Brexit was that going ahead risked undermining the Good Friday Agreement. One of the requirements of that agreement was that there must never be a hard border on the island of Ireland again. We all know that fact weel don’t we? Except it’s not true. The… Continue reading Post truth
Last week, MP Dawn Butler was removed from the House of Commons for calling the Prime Minister a liar. “What was the problem with her accusing him of lying?” you may well be asking. Isn’t Mr Johnson notorious for having a questionable relationship with the truth? Hasn’t that been the problem for him so… Continue reading On calling people liars
#TheDailyDose 2 Timothy 2:15-26
Here’s the audio and video versions of today’s #DailyDose. We often listen to lies about who we are both, including the lies we tell ourselves. We need to hear God’s truth.
This tweet remains online, having been seen by the originator’s 60,000 followers and retweeted 146 times and liked 600 times (as of the 4th February 2021) This, despite the fact that several people have explained to the original poster that the claim was not in fact true. It seems that instead of taking a few… Continue reading Truth and Reason go together
What do you do when you hear something, a big claim which if true has massive implications but for which there is no evidence, it is just someone’s claim? Surely the right thing to do before you start to spread the claim is to check your facts. Is there evidence or are you spreading a… Continue reading Why it is important that we treasure the truth