Series: Contending for the faith
This first lecture looks at the role of rational argument in proclaiming and defending the Christian faith. Whilst the human mind is fallen, it is still possible to appeal to the conscience and use rational argument.
Colin Hart, the Director of The Christian Institute, addresses the changes being made by the Charity Commission in relation to churches and Christian organisations. He particularly focuses on the removal of the presumption that religious charities (including churches) provide ‘public benefit’, and how these organisations can demonstrate their ‘public benefit’ in order to maintain their charitable status.
Series: First and Last Things
As Christians we are in the world but not of the world. But how do we engage with the culture of our day, if at all? Should we abandon, embrace or try to transform it? In 1951 American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr famously described five ways professing Christians have engaged with culture throughout history. In this talk we will use these five ways to better understand how we as Christians should engage with the wider culture.