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.


23 articles by Jennie

Did God set us up to fail?

Faith

Did God set us up to fail?

The Christian story tells us that because Adam ate the forbidden fruit, all of us are born sinful and separated from God. So why did God create forbidden fruit in the first place? Was he trying to trip us up?

The most important lesson life has taught me

Life

The most important lesson life has taught me

It’s that time of the year again. The time when we look back and look forward and try to apply the lessons of the past to the plans for the future. Here’s one thing I’ve learned that could really transform your life in the coming year.

The happiness paradox

Life

The happiness paradox

What if the things you think will make you happy are actually working against the possibility of you ever finding happiness?

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.

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