Having downloaded Strava, I felt compelled to always try to run as fast and far as I could. Simply because it was measured. But I soon found that – in life, not just in running – what I measured controlled me...
As heroes go, Jesus was something of a failure - he didn't wipe out the baddies, he didn't liberate his people, by the end of his short life he didn't even have more than a handful of followers. And yet, 20 centuries later his is the biggest religion in the world. So did he fail or not?
It’s been called the New Drug. An insidious addiction that’s caught on to the wonders of technological advancement much more quickly than we can cope with: porn. It is becoming ever more acceptable, yet the data is only just emerging of the damage it causes individuals, relationships and wider society. So why do we continually crave something beyond what reality can give us?
Christianity appears to promote an outdated and narrow-minded moral code, which limits personal autonomy and sexual expression. Join us for a thought-provoking evening as we seek to understand whether this characterisation is true and why Christianity seems to jar with progressive instincts about life.
Cancer affects everyone I know to some degree, yet death is somehow still a taboo topic. The vague hope of something better after death collides with a prevalent material worldview which says our consciousness is biological and temporary. Here’s the story of how my own encounter with cancer and death helped me come to terms with life.
It’s been nearly a year since I received a bombshell of a rejection letter that obliterated the future career I had taken for granted, and took with it, as collateral damage, something that had bound itself to my identity. It shook me to the core, and knocked me off my feet. Nothing has changed in my circumstances so how come I now feel more secure than I did before?
I lost someone recently and his funeral was both incredibly sad and amazingly joyful. What do I mean? How can I even say that? What will happen when it’s your time? Will you just be forgotten or is there something more?
We live in an age which has witnessed an explosion in the levels of anxiety. What’s causing this? How do we solve the anxiety epidemic? Join us for a thought-provoking evening as we seek to understand the sources of our discontent and consider whether Christianity has anything to say to this modern phenomenon.
Let’s be honest be with ourselves. Valentines day sucks. But why does it continue to be so popular? Love is the essential human need. But it won’t be satisfied through a romantic relationship alone. You were made for more.
This question was asked during the Q&A at our recent Salt Live event: The Bible is homophobic, and we all agree that’s wrong. So, when it comes to things like homophobia, are Christians just choosing which parts of the Bible to accept and which to reject? Aren’t they cherry picking their morals?
Poor, overweight and downright resolution-weary, we’re approaching what’s been branded ‘the most depressing day of the year’ — Blue Monday. But for those of us who’ve struggled with real debt, it’s no joking matter. And here’s a message of hope.
Veganuary has become the latest craze of middle class Londoners. Veganism is growing in popularity and a culture war is emerging over the nation’s eating habits. But what’s driving the growth of this movement?
Watching my dad fade away as the ravages of dementia take their toll has prompted the question: Where does the real you reside? As millions of us will suffer from dementia in the years to come, what does this mean in an age in which we preference the mind over the body?
In September 2016, after an unfortunate incident with a margarita mix and a line of runaway shopping trolleys, Eleanor Shellstrop found herself in The Good Place. You're probably a better person than she was, but would you make it in? Are you sure?
Is faith just 'the opium of the masses' or a crutch for the weak? Is it just a self-help method to make you feel a bit better about your miserable life? It won't surprise you to find that I think there's more to it than that.
Why do we have an almost perverse fascination with catastrophe? We love hearing about disasters and replaying them over and over. Once we get to know the detail, we are hooked. But does anyone know the full story of our lives, their every detail?
I'm sick of hearing about our screwed up world and the horrible things people do in it. But more than that, I'm sick of my inability to admit how much of the problem I am myself. We label society as 'sick', but what is society and its behaviour if not a collection of us individuals and the choices we make?
When Matt Damon won an Oscar at 27 years of age he experienced a moment of insight that changed his life, saving him from wasting years pursuing something relatively meaningless. We all need to get perspective like this. The question is, how?