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March 13, 2018
I Am Other
This poem was written by my friend Katie van Santen. I Am Other This is...
March 05, 2018
How to Keep Millennials Engaged in Church
What does the future hold for the church? While it seems to be thriving in some...
November 16, 2017
Faith in the Fog: Good Religion, Bad Religion
This is Part 6 of my ‘Faith In The Fog’ series on my experiences with doubt,...
September 21, 2017
Faith in the Fog: On Losing Beliefs and Finding God
This is Part 5 of my ‘Faith In The Fog’ series on my experiences with doubt,...
July 30, 2017
Can a Christian affirm same-sex marriage without rejecting the Bible?
This guest post was written by Katie van Santen This article is aimed to be...
July 28, 2017
Faith in the Fog: Love as our Compass
This is Part 4 of my ‘Faith In The Fog’ series on my experiences with doubt,...
June 23, 2017
Faith in the Fog: Making Peace with the Messiness of the Bible
This is Part 3 of my ‘Faith In The Fog’ series on my experiences with doubt,...
May 30, 2017
Faith in the Fog: Science, Atheism and the Search for Proof
This is Part 2 of my 'Faith In The Fog' series on my experiences with doubt,...
March 07, 2017
Dear God, help me to believe in you.
Dear God, Today I am not sure you exist, but I'm praying anyway. It seems...
January 17, 2017
Confessions of a Doubting Christian
Some days I find it really hard to believe in God. I sit in church...
December 20, 2016
Lover of Darkness: A Winter Solstice Reflection
This guest post was written by Adam Couchman December 21st, in the northern hemisphere, is...
September 18, 2016
‘Finding God In The Waves: How I Lost My Faith And Found It Again Through Science’, by Mike McHargue
In a time of extreme rationalism and extreme religion, with anti-religious sentiments at an all-time...
July 24, 2016
Love, Love, Love: the painfully misunderstood, profoundly simple, earth-shattering message of Jesus
If someone was to ask me to sum up the message of Jesus in a...
July 10, 2016
Homosexuality and the Bible: An Epic Conversation with my Anti-theist Brother
My brother, Simon, is a year-and-a-half younger than me and, like me, had a happy Christian...
June 13, 2016
Dear Non-LGBT-affirming Christians, please search your hearts
I've just seen a news article showing the faces of those killed in the Pulse Night...
June 12, 2016
On Today Of All Days: A letter to LGBT+ people in the wake of the Orlando shootings
On today of all days, there are some things I need you to know. You are...
June 05, 2016
A Deeper Magic: Love Demands No Punishment
Atonement theories like Penal Substitution and Christus Victor are not exactly the most straightforward concepts...
April 27, 2016
A Thoroughly Biblical Argument Against Penal Substitutionary Atonement
A common criticism of people like me who openly oppose Penal Substitutionary Atonement theory is that we...
April 21, 2016
Is being a Christian just about being a good person?
So I've had a good go at butchering Penal Substitutionary Atonement theory - the idea...
April 19, 2016
Why Penal Substitutionary Atonement Theory makes me want to throw up a little bit in my mouth
Sorry about the title - I had to get your attention somehow. Seriously - if...
April 06, 2016
I Think God Makes People Gay (Part 3): The Way Forward
The Bible is part of an ongoing story of God moving towards his people, and...
February 25, 2016
I Think God Makes People Gay (Part 2)
A few months ago I organised my thoughts on Christianity and homosexuality in a post called I...
October 13, 2015
Rethinking Christianity: Sin and Salvation (What James Cameron, The European Migrant Crisis And Harry Potter Have Taught Me About God And The Human Condition)
'Sin' is one of those odd, stuffy-sounding Christian words that nowadays means very little outside...
October 07, 2015
Rethinking Christianity: The Message of Jesus
What if the message of Jesus that is widely understood by Christians is a distorted version...
September 28, 2015
Rethinking Christianity: Hell (How My Faith Evolved From A Story Of Fear To A Story Of Hope)
Growing up in church I knew the Christian message back to front. It was my reality,...
September 26, 2015
Rethinking Christianity: Deconstruction
Over the last ten years my Christian faith has undergone a dramatic transformation. The beliefs...
September 07, 2015
What The Church Needs To Know About Mental Health
Mental health is a real thing. It's not something lazy people have made up so...
September 03, 2015
I Think God Makes People Gay
Not because He sometimes makes mistakes. Not because He enjoys to watch them live lonely,...
September 02, 2015
My Confession / Why I Am Still A Christian
I have been a Christian all my life. As a youngster I went to...
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