John 12:36-50 Despite the census results, the experience of many believers on the ground is that Jesus’ teaching is often ignored or rejected. Why is Jesus rejected? And does the rejection of Jesus undermine his claims?
Isaiah 5:1-30 Some see God as a doddery, toothless, old grandfather figure who is kind and well-meaning but harmless. The picture we get in the Bible of the God who is actually there is quite different. He’s no joke. He’s dangerous and we mess with him at our peril. And so if we are wise, we will get serious about God. This series of talks from Isaiah is a chance to do just that.
John 3:1-21 Listen to guest speaker David Cook speak on ‘A Passion for Life – Become the person you were meant to be.’
John 12:27-36 If there were a Creator God who wants to reveal himself to human beings, would he really do it through one Jewish peasant, in one place, at one time? It all sounds so ludicrously low-key and pathetic. Listen in to find out why.
John 12:12-26 Woody Allen famously said: “death renders anyone’s accomplishments meaningless”. So is there any way we can spend our lives doing something which will really last?
The Honourable Mr Justice Cooke is a former Harlequins rugby player and now a High Court Judge. He has judged many high-profile cases, including the Pakistani match-fixing trial in which he condemned their behaviour as “not cricket”. He is vice-chairman of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship. Here he is interviewed, and then speaks on: “Does faith fly in the face of the evidence?”
John 12:1-11 Most people agree that faith can be a good thing so long as people don’t take it too seriously – moderation in all things. But is that right? Where do we draw the line between fanaticism and passion?
Isaiah 1:10-20 These days spirituality is hot; religion is not. But what does God think of organised religion? Some worship he hates, some worship he loves – it’s important we know the difference.
Isaiah 1:1-9 In ‘A History of the World’ Andrew Marr writes, “when it comes to our appetites, our anger, our relationship with power, there has been nothing like the advance we have seen in our scientific and technical culture”. What is wrong with the world? And what is the solution?
Acts 17:16-34 The French philosopher Albert Camus wrote, “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy”. Is it? If so, why?