When we first encounter it, C.S. Lewis’ magical land of Narnia is in the grip of the White Witch. She opposes Aslan and all that is good and has cast a spell on Narnia so that it is always winter but never Christmas. For me, winters can be long and cold but at least the … Continue reading Christmas Has Come! Winter Meets Its Death!
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain. (First verse, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’) Christianity is a religion of the cross. The cross of Jesus Christ is what … Continue reading The Triumph of the Cross
It’s quite popular today to claim that all religious paths lead to the same destination – that when Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and others pray to their god(s), they’re actually praying to the same god(s). I once heard it put like this: imagine a scenario where there are three blind men touching an … Continue reading We’re Not Touching the Same Elephant!
Relativism maintains that each person decides for themselves what is true; truth is subjective and relative to the individual. According to this view one person can say, “There is a God”, and his best friend could say, “There is no God”, and both statements will be true, so long as they accurately express the sincere … Continue reading When Relativism is Simply Inadequate
Very broadly speaking, there are two types of truth in the world: 1/ subjective (or relative) truth 2/ objective (or absolute) truth. Let me illustrate the difference. Consider the statement: “Liverpool is the best football team in the world”. Now, as much as I may personally hold to this statement (and would like everyone to … Continue reading Is Religious Truth Universal or Personal?
Do you ever think about what you’re thinking about? Thoughts are the building blocks of our behaviour – they determine our words and actions. Proverbs 23:7 says that “as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (NKJV). In other words, whatever you allow into your inner person will eventually be seen in your outer … Continue reading Thinking Better = Living Better