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Faith and spirituality in a modern world


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Spirituality in the modern world

Modern spirituality generally refers to an inner closeness to a supernatural Being, that perhaps some would shy away from calling 'God', or an awareness of a form of morality and wellbeing rather than a life governed by materialism.
It is a quest for an 'experience' or finding purpose and meaning.
Here are some articles loosely put in the category of 'Spirituality':

What is God like?

A man standing with a beam of light from heaven

Is God distant? A ‘Force’ for good? An old man with a grey beard? What is God like, well throughout the Bible God is spoken as: a real person, a King giving orders and a Master workman carrying out his designs and purposes…

Can God be known?

A man kneeling to pray

God may be closer than you think, but can God be known? The wonderful truth is yes. But to answer this fully, we have got some more questions which we will provide answers for…

Life is a journey, do you know where you are going?

Man walking on a dirt track

Whether we like it or not, our life is a journey. Even if we haven’t got a destination in view, we are still walking along a spiritual pathway. And the pathway of our life can be rough at times – it can be difficult to keep on the best track…

What is a Christian?

Man mocking someone.

In a National questionnaire involving all adults: 72% said that they were ‘Christian’ * But only 5 out of 100 go to church! So “What is a Christian?” To help answer that, did you know that the word ‘Christian’ was a nickname!…

Who to trust?

As we go about our daily lives we get showered with other people’s opinions, which includes good and bad advice. But who to trust? ‘Experts’ tell us: what we should do, what we must avoid, and what is wrong and right. By sifting through all these things, we formulate our own opinions, and we give these different sources a certain amount of authority…

Do you follow celebrities, or who?

The red carpet for celebrities to walk on.

A lot of the attraction for superstars and celebs can be due to all the advertising and hype.
Do you follow celebrities or who? Celebrities, sports people, etc become amazing because of all the publicity they get on TV and in the magazines. But what publicity machine did Jesus have? He didn’t have the TV and magazines. But people still followed Jesus!…

A testing situation

A Kayak in heavy seas.

A gale was blowing, the sea was wild and it was a really testing situation. All the waves had ‘white horses’ on them and that made my slalom canoe terribly difficult to control and keep upright. We had decided to keep together as a pack of canoes, then, if one of us got into trouble the others could help. But one person decided to…

Who is good?

A medal to reward an outstanding achievement .

Who is good? The young man thought he was good and approached Jesus, and asked: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” What a good question! What must WE do to receive eternal life? We are bombarded with how to get a happy life now by all the TV ads etc. But who should we ask about heavenly, eternal things?…