Online church ‘attendance’ figures are soaring, Bible sales have increased by 55%, and Google searches for ‘prayer’ have skyrocketed. But God isn’t just a cosmic comfort-blanket; he wants to be the God of your whole life, not just your crisis.
Why the prevailing worldview of the West leaves individuals ill-prepared to respond to the deprivation and suffering that has accompanied this virus.
From Ricky Gervais to Adam Buxton, today's comedy scene is littered with those who readily call faith in God an act of self-delusion. But are Christians the only ones at risk of deluding themselves, or do atheists need to confront the uncomfortable truths at the root of their own ‘faith’?
Covid-19 is an undeniably horrible disease. Everyday we are inundated with more tragic headlines and stories of those suffering around us. Naturally, we begin to ask questions about the world we live in, and many want an answer to one question: where is God?
This June I was meant to marry the woman of my dreams in a palace! Unfortuntely, Covid-19 meant we had to significantly change our plans, and it taught me some important truths in the meantime.
Be it hacking off our hair, or indulging in endless exercise, we are all trying to cope in the Covid-19 chaos. But what is going on behind our compulsive inclinations?
Many are questioning faith right now. I understand this. The shock of watching the death toll rise each day as the world is battered by this invisible enemy is a shocking example of something very evil in this world. And the question of how God can allow evil to exist is, perhaps, the greatest obstacle to faith in the modern age.
The world is in a season of fear and anxiety that we haven’t seen for generations. Everything seems to be spiralling out of control. How can we combat our fears and be at peace in the midst of the storm? Is it even possible?
I’m aware our sexual inactivity is something that makes us pretty odd. It’s not down to a lack of attraction, self-isolation or any other issue that keep couples from having sex. For us, it’s a choice we made.