I am addicted to the joy of God. I think Christian joy is ultimately about union with God, knowing this incredible joy that He has. ... It's hard to describe what it looks like; but I would say that it looks like a human being, fully alive, which doesn't require sex!
These adverts showcase the aspirations and values of our nation, writes SARAH ALLEN. They are a picture of the yearnings that we all share.
By DAVID ROBERTSON Last month I had the privilege of speaking at this debate in St Andrews – I believe it was the first of this kind that the CU have organised. I loved it. The place was relatively full, the chairman was excellent and my opponent, Dr Manfredi La Manna, reader of Economics at University of St Andrews, was pleasant, affable and spoke well. However I found his arguments quite astonishing.
By ANDREW ROYCROFT - This is the new way to apologise – be outrageous, speak malignantly and abusively, push the edges of gratuitousness, and then as the verbal bomb detonates deny that you really meant to plant it in the first place.
This high-quality video series manages to cover a very wide range of topics and perspectives within the broad area of science and religion, and it does so, in the main, very well indeed.
Almost three hundred people came to Dundee for the Confident Christianity Conference on Nov 3rd.
I couldn’t explain through science alone where morality came from, or why humans feel such a desperate desire to find meaning and purpose. I held that atheism and therefore nihilism was true, but saw the inconsistency of my own strong conscience and need for meaning. Christians seemed to have better answers as to where to find meaning and purpose than nihilism, scientism or atheism.
I’ve just got back from doing a mission in Plymouth, and it was an amazing week. I spoke 21 times in 6 days and although it was exhausting, it was incredibly exciting! We were mostly involved in outreach and had the privilege of speaking in schools, in universities, and evangelistic settings, and also on BBC …
BY SARAH ALLEN - Harari’s rejection of meaning offers no hope for this chaos, but unintentionally points us in the right direction. We humans desperately need meaning because we are cooperating and communicating persons made in the image of the personal three-in-one God. We need to know that our values of love and justice and our feelings of pain and compassion are not part of a lifeless algorithm, or a convenient myth, but have significance beyond our brain chemistry
Christians want to share their faith in Jesus with others. ANDREW ROYCROFT explains why a renewed vision of the church as a community is essential for that to happen, and how a depleted vision of church, makes it harder.