I had heard a lot about Bart D. Ehrman before I picked this book up. As a Christian student at Bible College, here in the UK, I was advised very much against reading his work. It was said that because Mr Ehrman is an atheist, that this will have affected his judgement of the biblical … Continue reading Book Review: Heaven and Hell
Keep in mind that you are reading this post ten months after it was written. It's been an odd few weeks. The blog, to me, has only been live for a month and I feel as though it really hasn't been as big a deal as I had built it up to be in my … Continue reading Not a Big Deal
I had the pleasure to meet Dr John Compere on Skype when he interviewed me to join The Clergy Project (TCP) a couple of months ago. We got talking and, as you would expect, we had a ton of similarities. Both dedicating our lives to serving God in ministry and both coming to the realisation … Continue reading Book Review: Outgrowing Religion
I have had a few comments about my experience of moving out of faith that has essentially been, 'So, what is the big deal?'. When this has happened online, it's usually fine and I find it really helpful as a tool to remind myself that I am a minority, having spent years preparing for ministry … Continue reading So, what is the big deal?
This was a fascinating read. I am not going to pretend to have understood everything within this book, I also haven't read a fair few of the footnotes (over half the book is footnotes), but the general idea is fascinating and will have me thinking for years to come. Mr Harris makes the argument that … Continue reading Book Review: The Moral Landscape
I was introduced to The Clergy Project (TCP) a few months ago and have been on the journey of joining ever since. Finally, last week I was accepted as a member and am now live on their forums. TCP is an online community of religious leaders, all of whom have lost their faith. They might … Continue reading The Clergy Project
Over the last few weeks, as I have been preparing to leave the Christian place of work that I have been at for the last four and a half years, and so I have been telling a few more people that I have lost my faith. There have been some very hard conversations. Telling those … Continue reading Hard Conversations
This is the first post I have written and published in the same week - feels strange. I just wanted to let you know that on the 3rd of June that the podcast 'When Belief Dies' will be doing live. That's a mere four days away - I am very excited. It has taken a … Continue reading The podcast is going live!
Are you willing to have your mind changed? Our purpose is vital to our existence. We need to know ‘why’ in order to know ‘how’ we are to live. A choice is something we value, and yet conflict arises when we change our mind or want to re-evaluate the choices we have made. Questions pour … Continue reading A problem of purpose