The Fall and Rise of Tim Farron

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“To be a political leader – especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 – and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible for me.” Tim Farron

On Wednesday 14th June, 2017, Tim Farron resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats, citing the impossibility of living as a committed Christian, one holding faithfully to the Bible’s teaching.

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Reasons for Hope 2017

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Leading Christian apologists William Lane Craig and John Lennox will be speaking at a number of different events in Cork, Dublin and Belfast in March/April 2017. Details of all the events – including debates with Michael Nugent and Daniel Came as well as public lectures – can be found here.

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Living Post-Truth and Post-Trump

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Some time ago, this site pointed out that Donald Trump ranks as one of the most virulently anti-Christian politicians of modern times. He does not even pay lip service to the Christian virtues of fidelity, humility and repentance. He glorifies in the self and he boasts of his worldly possessions. It is no caricature to say that he is a few blasphemies shy of embodying the spirit of an antichrist.

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Problems v Puzzles for Christianity

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Something that has struck me recently is a certain attitude towards Christianity that can lead people to dismiss it completely. Some people have so many questions about Christianity that they think there couldn’t be reasonable answers to all of them and, as a result, they quickly conclude that Christianity couldn’t possibly be true. By contrast, I happen to think there are very good reasons to think that Christianity is true.

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Religious Faith in an Age of Intelligent Machines

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This talk was delivered as part of a course on Reality, Robots and Religion at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at the University of Cambridge. Here’s a brief overview:

Could a machine exhibit intelligence similar to that of a human being?

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