In some nations there is an official separation between religion and politics, whilst in others the two are inextricably link.
What place should religion have when it comes to legislation? Should we support a theocracy or should we be framing our culture according to a particular worldview or religion? Ravi Zacharias suggests that we should be in favour of the latter (acknowledging the Christian foundation of our society), but he warns that “Any time religion is politicised it is in danger of extinction.”
How can we trust in a loving God when we see so much suffering in the world around us or if we experience it ourselves?
At OICCU’s main event in 2013 Vince Vitale tackles this very topic, as part of their ‘Born Loved’ week.
If God knew there would be suffering in the world why did he create something rather than nothing and why does he not now intervene on our behalf? In an interview that was first aired on Radio 2 on Palm Sunday, Sharon Dirckx introduces this topic, which she has addressed in her new book “Why?” There are no easy answers to the problem, but she affirms that God does care immensely about us and that he intervened on our behalf to give us hope of a new life where there would be no suffering.
Given that there are so many religions out there, how can Christians suggest that there is only way to God? Surely such a narrow viewpoint is close-minded and politically incorrect? At OICCU’s main event in 2013 Michelle Tepper tackles this very topic, as part of their ‘Born Loved’ week.
If we accept the law of non-contradiction then how is it possible to believe in the trinity? Doesn’t this make Christianity a form of polytheism or is there an inherent contradiction at the heart of the gospel that cannot be rationally explained? In this video, Ravi Zacharias responds to the question and explains why our understanding of the nature of God has huge ramifications for how we should live our lives.
There are many competing ideas and beliefs in our global society today and any claims about absolute truth seem to go against the grain, when it comes to the promotion of religious pluralism, peace and tolerance. In this excerpt from RZIM’s Foundation of Apologetics series, John Lennox introduces the topic and explains why the Christian message is unique.
How do you respond to a culture that says that evil is outside of us, rather than inside of us? Isn’t it just a case of social conditioning, in the sense that our environment has produced the conditions that have caused people to do evil? Are we not just a product of our upbringing or should we uphold a strong sense of personal responsibility? Furthermore, how do you deal with someone who says evil is external to us or that it is simply relative? These topics are dealt with by Ravi Zacharias and Os Guinness in a Q&A session.