For many Londoners, the default assumption around Christianity is that it's intolerant and outdated. To follow Christianity (or any religious worldview) would limit your freedom and consequently your happiness. So, why exactly is Christianity so oppressive? And why do so many people follow it if it is?
Take back control. These three simple words are key to understanding why the majority support Brexit. They successfully tap into one of the most intrinsic human drivers: we all want to be in control.
Among my friends and colleagues, most assume there is little or no evidence for the Christian faith. Coming from a Jewish/atheist family background, I spent time investigating the evidence whilst I was at school and university. However improbable, I came to the conclusion that Jesus was no mere man. What was the evidence that convinced me?
Over the past few years, the transgender phenomenon has exploded into the public consciousness. Most have rapidly adjusted their understanding of gender. But a significant minority remain opposed to this redefinition. As a Christian, I'm sometimes asked, how would Jesus respond...
'How can I be happy in work?' is one of the most important questions the average Londoner is asking about life. Have we all been placing too much emphasis on being successful?
Traditional dating is dead. The proliferation of dating apps is part of a wider trend: we’re rejecting monogamous, committed relationships for short-term casual encounters. We’re told we no longer start dating to find the one, but to find the next one to spend the night with. But is this true? Has sex really replaced love?
Money makes the world go round.’ So sang Liza Minelli in the 1970s hit Cabaret. When we get down to it, many of us measure our life, our happiness and even our future prospects by our wealth. Why is money so important to us?
Why have we seen an explosion in self-improvement literature in recent years? If increased ambition and our tendency to compare ourselves are behind this trend, where does this leave us? How do we cope with being increasingly dissatisfied with ourselves?
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