All we need is love: but whose?

All we need is love: but whose?

Is my desire to be romantically pursued problematic? For years, popular culture fed us the story that finding Mr Right would make us happy, now they’re telling me that self-love is all I need. I’m not so sure either will do the job.

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People hate me for what I do: how do I disagree well?

People hate me for what I do: how do I disagree well?

I knew working in a controversial field was going to force me to encounter regular confrontation, but being catapulted into the heart of the vitriolic tribalism of our age hit me like a ton of bricks. So why is it so difficult to disagree well with other people these days?

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When our heroes fail us

When our heroes fail us

Every hero we have – past and present – seems to have some kind of flaw that causes them to be diminished in our eyes. Why do we continue to believe the best about people, even when we know they are hiding stuff? And what worldview helps give an account for the failings in them, and in us?

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The failure who changed the world

The failure who changed the world

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?

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The future of sex

The future of sex

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?

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Why are Christians so weird about sex?

Why are Christians so weird about sex?

Christianity appears to promote an outdated and narrow-minded moral code, which limits personal autonomy and sexual expression.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.  

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How cancer helped me to live

How cancer helped me to live

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. 

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