Perhaps the oldest and most significant question we can ask ourselves is this: “What is the meaning of life?” One reason it is a difficult question is because it really can only be answered by first considering four related questions concerning our identity, value, purpose and agency.
In the first of a four-part Short Answers series, Andy Bannister considers the question of identity: “Who am I?” If your answer is “a chance collection of atoms”, then you’ll not get far with value, purpose or meaning. Of course, the Christian view provides a radically different basis for human identity and our place in the universe.
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