"Isn't Christianity limiting and restrictive? Isn't God against my freedom?" In this very Scottish themed episode of SHORT ANSWERS, Solas Director Andy Bannister asks whether people who raise this objection have possibly misunderstood something incredibly important about the very nature of freedom.
In a culture that is frighteningly fast to judge (tweet the wrong thing, and you're a social outcast) have we forgotten the virtue of forgiveness? But can 'forgiveness' really exist without God?
Was Jesus just a myth, a fiction created by the early church? Or did he really exist as a well-documented figure in the historical record? Wherever we look among professional historians of all faiths or none, Andy Bannister finds there is an overwhelming consensus that Jesus actually existed.
Do Christians just believe because they believe? Or is there actual evidence that God exists—and more specifically, evidence about which God we're talking about?
Is religious faith a delusion? This is a common insult hurled by some atheists (usually in the absence of argument), so how might Christians respond to it?
"How can you believe in miracles in an age of science?" Are Christians naive and credulous for believing in the miraculous? Has science proved that miracles can't happen?
Somebody once quipped that "good-person-ism" is the most common religious belief on the planet. But do all good people really go to heaven?
In this special Christmas episode of SHORT ANSWERS, Andy Bannister discovers the key to the perfect gift—and shows how the gift of Jesus that first Christmas meets every criteria. Happy Christmas from all of us at the Solas Centre for Public Christianity!
If God is real, why do so many people doubt his existence? In the latest episode of SHORT/ANSWERS, Andy Bannister explores doubt and scepticism, and asks whether it's as widespread as some people assume.
Our culture encourages us to try to find ultimate happiness in things like food, sex, success, career or performance. But can those things really satisfy us?