Does the Bible regard women as inferior? Isn't it full of dismissive claims? Surely its wrong to apply it to modern society? If these are questions on your mind then we would love you to come along to our last Big Question of the term. With the help of our speaker Ellie Cook, we will be addressing these very questions.
The blood that seems to be on God's hands is enough to cause most of us to question his 'loving' nature. It doesn't sound just/fair/forgiving, but more like uncontrollable anger. What really is hell and how can this be part of God's perfect plan?
'Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence' - C. Sagan. We hear stories of people meeting their maker as they undergo a near death experience, or seeing visions, maybe hearing a voice like thunder from above...but what about us? In the Bible we read that God was there with Adam and Eve in the Garden, and that he spoke to Moses on a mountain top....but what do we get?
The first question is - ‘why is this even a question?’. Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Heisenberg, (and those are just some physicists) all believed in God, so where is the problem? However, today we wonder whether rational belief in science can really fit with the "leap of faith" that Christians seem to take. Durham Professor of Physics and Anglican lay preacher Tom McLeish FRS tackles this question with us at the lunchbar.
Most of us would agree that free speech is a good thing. But when we use this free speech to challenge the status quo, we get shut down in the name of social justice. Wherever there are people, we find this tension between our desire for expression and our desire for justice. How can a just God make an expressive world of people?