Trench warfare, WW1

Surviving the Trenches: Killing Sin Before Sin Kills You – book review

The first day of the Battle of the Somme, in 1916, was the worst day in the history of the British Army. It was meant to be the big offensive that would end the vicious stalemate of trench warfare and win the Allies the war. Overnight the British artillery bombarded the German positions, and in […]

Let’s talk honestly about pornography

Pornography has been with us a very long time. Since people first started scrawling pictures on cave walls, there have been words and images designed to offer an easy physical climax. Now the internet age has made the most explicit content available at the merest click of a button or swipe of a finger. However, […]

Faith-led research: being a Christian in the Humanities

There aren’t many Christians within Academia.  In this episode, Michael and Ryan sit down to discuss how our faith has impacted our work our lives and our research.  From Zimbabwe to Colchester, our faith has been the root of everything and we would love to share a bit about it with you. We hope you […]

A God’s-eye-view on mental health

I’m not going to sugar-coat the situation. I am diagnosed with anxiety and depression. Although I only sought medical attention early this year, I have suffered with these conditions for many years now. Now, I realise that having these conditions does not imbue me with a blanket-ability to discuss every case of mental health – because […]

How to deal with periods.

None of us like menstruation. It’s not nice when you’ve got something like a hangry parakeet clawing through the good ol’ uterus wall; kinda feels like you’re the stomach contents of a sewer rat. So how do we deal with this? Well, punching your annoyingly in-the-way brother, venting your inner volcano on your parents through […]

Forgetfulness – part 2: missing the bus

Mention ‘The End Times’ to Christians and you will get one of two reactions: a low groan — ‘here we go again’ or a heated all-night debate. I believe this is a large part of our ‘forgetfulness’ problem with regard to the Return of Christ. To cults like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the end-times are everything; […]

forgetfulness dory

Forgetfulness – part 1: the return of the King

‘Hiya Josh! Haven’t seen you in a while. How’re you doing?’ said a friendly voice, near at hand. ‘Hello!’ I returned enthusiastically, before turning to give the speaker my full attention to see who it was addressing me. Oh dear… It rang no bells; no names. Yikes, not again! I had not even a faintest […]

Be active Christians

Josh recently did an article on prayer, which was well received. This article follows on from this. Josh correctly noted that prayer is essential; I think any Christian can agree with this. However, not all of us are prayer warriors, and we all have a different role to play in the church (Acts 6:2-4). Secondly, praying is […]

Live to give

Do we the church cling to wealth? Do we go out in the world seeking fame and fortune, wanting more and more? Do we ignore those who are in need; do we leave it to others to help the needy?  How should the church deal with money? How should we as Christians live? After all, […]