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Faith

The art of lying

Get ahead in life. Win friends. Shortcut your way to the top. Choose the liar’s path and a life full of power, wealth and adoration could be yours. What’s the catch?

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Advice Faith

8 reasons to quit social media

Social media seems to have become an integral part of many of our lives, but it’s not all #weeklyfluff and #gymspiration. Here’s 8 reasons why you should seriously consider quitting social media.

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Faith

Are we controlled by nature?

Science continues to uncover the hidden laws of our ordered universe, without which life could not exist. But it can’t hope to answer the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything: why are we here? Here’s why believing in natural order without design demonstrates more faith than you might think.

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Faith

Let me entertain you

Why do we hate being bored so much? Why do we always try to fill the silence? In our productivity culture, resting is out of fashion, but perhaps our constant need to be entertained tells us something deeper about ourselves?

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Faith

Does God even care?

If you’ve ever encountered sudden loss, you’ll understand the feeling: a raw anger at the injustice of the situation. But what if there’s no one left to be angry at?

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Faith

The future of sex

It’s been called the New Drug. An insidious addiction that’s caught on to the wonders of technological advancement much more quickly than we can cope with: porn. It is becoming ever more acceptable, yet the data is only just emerging of the damage it causes individuals, relationships and wider society. So why do we continually crave something beyond what reality can give us?

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Faith

How cancer helped me to live

Cancer affects everyone I know to some degree, yet death is somehow still a taboo topic. The vague hope of something better after death collides with a prevalent material worldview which says our consciousness is biological and temporary. Here’s the story of how my own encounter with cancer and death helped me come to terms with life.

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Faith

Your debt isn’t as hopeless as you think.

Poor, overweight and downright resolution-weary, we’re approaching what’s been branded ‘the most depressing day of the year’ — Blue Monday. But for those of us who’ve struggled with real debt, it’s no joking matter. And here’s a message of hope.

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Faith

If Christianity is true, why is it dying out?

Many believe that religion will inevitably decline with social and intellectual progress. How can Christians honestly believe their faith is true when we see their numbers diminishing?

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Faith

Erasing Jesus from history

Was Jesus real? In our ‘post-truth’ world, attitudes towards established grand narratives have changed. Old assumptions are being challenged, but not always for the right reasons. I explore why 40% of adults in the UK believe that Jesus was not a real, historical person.