Does the Bible record myths or actual events?

Does the Bible record myth, fiction and superstition or actual historical events? In this talk Amy Orr-Ewing looks at the ways in which the Bible is not a fiction set of books but how it is embedded in history and should be taken seriously. 

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How do we know it’s true?

We are discomfited by the fact that truth, by definition, is exclusive. That is what truth claims are at their core. To make an assertion is to deny its opposite. Rather than complain that there is only one way, shouldn’t we be delighted that there is one way?

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Is anything wrong?

Questions about the concept of moral absolutes have never been more important, argues Tanya Walker, as she examines what Christianity and atheism have to say on the issue.

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Why isn’t God more obvious?

Did you know that the Bible actually recognises the validity of the question we are asking? It tends to be a surprisingly honest book. Astonishingly, the Bible even contains verses that show God deliberately hiding or obscuring himself sometimes.

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Why Natural Disasters?

We can barely go for a couple of months without hearing of a new disaster. How do we make sense of natural disasters and God?

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Love, sex and marriage

It is a surprise to many people to discover that there are only a handful of passages in the Bible that directly mention homosexuality.

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Death Is Dead, Christ Has Conquered

Steven Spielberg is my favorite movie director. E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jaws form the perfect trifecta. Childhood dreams and fears were built around them. But for all his brilliance, the man just can’t do endings. Too often his movies are over-resolved, with things tied up a bit too neatly and set against a sunset that begs belief—the three sappiest endings being Minority Report, Saving Private Ryan, and A.I.

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Does Science Alone Work?

Talk by Sharon Dirckx Read Sharon’s full biography The assumption that science and religion are in conflict is a view that never diminishes. Many assume that modern science has rendered religious explanations irrelevant, and some go further to say that science alone...

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Why God might allow suffering?

Article by Vince Vitale Read Vince’s full biography In one of the first significant conversations I had on this topic, my Aunt Regina expressed to me how difficult it is to see her son Charles – my cousin – struggle with a serious mental illness. Being more concerned...

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What about amputees?

Why Won't God Heal Amputees? is a popular website and one-time viral YouTube video. The basic premise of the content is that God doesn't answer prayer since God has never healed an amputee, and by extension doesn't heal every person of every infirmity. God, therefore,...

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