November 3, 2019
We have all been under the grip of wrath and the history of the world is filled with the effects of this sin. This talk delves into this prominent problem which is part of our daily lives.
October 27, 2019
“Lust is the craving for salt of a man who is dying of thirst.” - Frederick Buechner
The Christian view of sex is profoundly unpopular, yet surprisingly profound.
In this talk we move beyond the clichés of this deadly sin.
October 20, 2019
"I fear not the uncleanness of meat, but the uncleanness of desire" - Augustine
Some for food for thought.
The talk digs into this weighty issue.
October 13, 2019
The sin that takes no effort.
October 6, 2019
Based on Dante’s writings, the seven deadly sins - pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, greed, and lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness.
We can however counteract these sinful patterns with 'seven lively virtues'. The seven lively virtues offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness.
September 15, 2019
The Bible is the most translated, most printed and most read book in history. But, in spite of this, the Bible is not always the easiest book to make sense of. In some places the Bible couldn’t be clearer and in other places everybody seem to disagree over what exactly the Bible is actually saying. In the light of this, it is necessary to investigate and discuss the principles that is valid when interpreting a book like the Bible. In this talk we contemplate how to read the Bible for all its worth.
September 8, 2019
In contemporary culture any discussion around sexuality can be quite daunting. A very important part of the argument, that is sometimes neglected, is God's design and the meaning of marriage. In this talk we will be engaging the complexities of commitment with the wisdom of God.
September 1, 2019
In our current climate of political correctness it is hard to have meaningful conversations about sensitive issues - and it doesn't get more sensitive than the question of homosexuality. The left would label their opposition as bigots, whilst the right will level the charge of sodomy. The talk will explore a possible 'third way' in which to think, feel and speak about sexual identity.
August 11, 2019
An invitation to Christian Hedonism
"Joy is the serious business of Heaven." - C.S. Lewis
This talk explores the pursuit of joy from a christian perspective.