Spin, fake news, alternative facts... Lies are a much bigger problem than we are willing to admit.
Western Europe is at the tail end of 200 years of encroaching secular materialism that has seen the greatest regression of Christianity since the rise of Islam. We are living in anything but a golden age.
If I can't trust you when you are talking about events in New Orleans in 2005, or Houston in 2017, why should I believe what you say about events in Palestine in AD 30?
If you can't bring yourself to strike up a conversation with your Sikh neighbour in your home town, then you probably shouldn't consider travelling to the ends of the earth on a mission trip.
Leadership comes with massive privileges, but it isn't all about exciting times planning for the future. It involves hard grind, some extremely difficult situations and a bucketload of responsibility.
To steal a phrase form somewhere or other, we need strong and stable government and that means a government which listens, learns and takes in advice from across the spectrum.
If your party wins the election, but, in the process, alienates more voters you will have done us a huge disservice.
The Christian faith stands (and falls) on the story of Jesus of Nazareth as recounted in the four Gospels. It is a religion founded in a historic event, described in four eye-witness accounts that have challenged and disturbed people through 2,000 years.
God's mission is a massive, complex and multinational phenomenon and we can only begin to understand it if we look at it from a standpoint that transcends our national or regional context.
The Romans were quite used to the idea of making peace by shedding blood on the cross - they did it all the time. Only, their idea wasn't to reconcile people, but to exterminate anyone who threatened the state.