Jennie Pollock

Jennie is a freelance writer and editor who loves digging deep into culture through reading, museums, theatre, and exploring the streets of London.


20 articles by Jennie

How to find hope in a fearful world

Life

How to find hope in a fearful world

From climate change and Brexit to the fear of being seen in public without makeup, there is much to be fearful about in the world today. Even the vast improvements in almost every area of global health, wealth and education do little to make us more hopeful. Is there anything that can help?

The Internet Mob: nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

Tech

The Internet Mob: nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

We like to think we’re so sophisticated these days – we’re enlightened, broad-minded people who don’t burn witches at the stake any more. Yet if anyone breaks our strict, constantly evolving moral code can they ever find a way back?

The failure who changed the world

Faith

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?

The secret to connecting with others

Life

The secret to connecting with others

We all want to be seen, known and loved for who we are. One researcher thinks she's found the key to unlocking this feeling. But is her solution just another empty promise?

Would you make it into The Good Place?

Faith

Would you make it into The Good Place?

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?

What is faith for?

Faith

What is faith for?

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.

Is a religious upbringing child abuse?

Faith

Is a religious upbringing child abuse?

I became a Christian when I was eight years old. That may sound like child abuse - how could my parents force their beliefs on me like that? Was I brainwashed? If so, you might have been too...

Do you suffer from high self-esteem?

Life

Do you suffer from high self-esteem?

There’s a terrible disease ravaging our nation. It is destroying lives, decimating families, and devastating whole communities, and you could be a sufferer.

Why you should NOT stop looking for the right answer

Faith

Why you should NOT stop looking for the right answer

Right answers can be hard to find, and hard to understand when we find them. But does that mean we should give up altogether?

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