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Chalke Talk 56: Is the "good news" for ALL people?

This week Steve puts forward the question that has troubled Christians throughout the ages and into today: “If God's grace is real grace – amazing, undeserved, non-discriminatory, in-containable, extraordinary grace – then why wouldn’t it apply to everyone regardless of their geography, their religious beliefs or their capacity to believe in God or not?”

Chalke Talk 55: Is God's grace really available to everyone?

This week Steve begins thinking about salvation and God's grace.  Encouraging all of us to think about whether we can reconcile a God of love with the idea that salvation is not for everybody.

Salvation is one of the big questions that “life in our globalised, multi-faith, multi-cultural world”, highlights for the Church.

For some, Christianity presents an implicit "us and them" perspective.  ‘Us’ who will be saved and ‘them’ who won’t.

Chalke Talk 51: Is religion the invention of the powerful – the ultimate mechanism for maintaining control?

In the past weeks, Steve has been looking at what it means to "Love others" and "Love ourselves," but this week unpacks why it is so difficult for us "to love God." 

Some may attribute this to a lack of faith, but Steve sees the issue as much different: "God" has been weaponised by those in power all throughout history. And as such, loving a God, who has been made out to be angry and guilt-inducing, is really difficult.