Andrew Haslam

Andrew is a church leader with a wife and three kids. He is a walking cliché in his enthusiasm for coffee and craft beer.


24 articles by Andrew

Is too much freedom making you miserable?

Life

Is too much freedom making you miserable?

The story of the West over the past century has been a story of the fight for freedom. We have been part of an unstoppable campaign, with no obvious end in sight, and one single purpose: the freedom of the individual to create their own identity, live as they choose, and express that life to the full. Has this made us any happier?

Why the atheist church is failing

Faith

Why the atheist church is failing

The recent launch of the atheist churches proved a bit of a phenomenon, but have just as quickly been experiencing a lingering and slow death. What is the cause for this? The surprising answer is that Christian churches had tried this same experiment – religion without God – and failed for the same reasons.

Ten questions for pro-choice people

Opinion

Ten questions for pro-choice people

The discussion over abortion is often full of rancour, in which neither side is really listening to the other. This tends to only result in more deeply entrenched views. Here are ten distinct and genuine questions for pro-choice people that will (at the least) give an insight into the way pro-life people think on this issue.

Screen time and the decay of the soul

Life

Screen time and the decay of the soul

We know that screens are stealing far too much of our time, increasing our anxiety, and making us worse communicators. But what should we be doing instead?

Are Christians cherry picking their morals?

Faith

Are Christians cherry picking their morals?

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?

Dementia in the Trans-Physical Age

Life

Dementia in the Trans-Physical Age

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?

Wasting your life is easier than you think

Life

Wasting your life is easier than you think

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?

The myth of the freethinking atheist

Faith

The myth of the freethinking atheist

Somehow we have come to attach the idea of ‘freedom’, and particularly freedom of thought, to atheism. Religious people are shackled to ideas that exert power of them, almost as though they are helpless victims. But the atheist is free… Well, sort of. But no.

14 things you probably didn’t know about Christianity, but really should

Faith

14 things you probably didn’t know about Christianity, but really should

Despite being the dominant faith in the Western world for many centuries, there are some very widespread and deep set misunderstandings about Christianity. Here are fourteen things you probably did not realise.

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