Twice a term, during our evening service, we spend time over dinner discussing key questions that sceptics have about the Christian faith. If you are interested in Christianity these events are designed for you.
For many, Christianity restricts freedom and consigns its followers to a life of boredom. However, the Bible describes Christianity as an invitation to a feast. What are the reasons people reject that?
In 1762, Rousseau famously wrote, ‘Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.’ For many, God is one source of those chains: wouldn’t He take our freedom away? Nowhere is this more thought than in the realm of sexual ethics. But has our society got it right when it comes to sex? Did we really need the sexual revolution? Do we need another sexual revolution?
Christianity rests on the claim that one day in history a man came back from the dead. How can any thinking person believe such a thing in our reasonable age? Is there any credible evidence for such an outlandish idea? And what difference can such a claim possibly make?
Every day we are confronted with the reality of suffering in the world, and all of us either have or will feel the personal pain of hardship. In those moments, where is God, if He exists? Surely such things show that He is not real, or that He is not good? And how can Christians maintain that He is not only good but trustworthy in the face of such evils?