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