LifeWords Q&A is a short conversation about life’s deeper questions, from a Christian perspective. Presenting the “Answers” is David Reay, an Anglican minister for over 40 years — with a knack for working through faith’s tricky questions.
“My Friend has Walked Away From Faith. Should I Try to ‘Win Them Back’?” (Ep 90)
If you’ve been in Christian community for any length of time, you probably know at least one or two people who’ve walked away from the church. When a loved friend or family member rejects faith, what should we say or do? How can we continue to be their friend? Should we try to “win them back to God”? In this episode Clare and David suggest a helpful approach.
“Is The Pandemic Good for the Church? And How Do I Revive My Iso-Affected Faith?” (Ep 89)
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the church has been vast, large scale, and a mixture of both good and bad. Do the positives outweigh the negatives? How will this change church as we know it? And how can I revive my faith when I’ve lost interest in just tuning into live-streamed services?
“If I’m Supposed to Be Content, Does That Mean I Shouldn’t Wish for Anything to Change?” (Ep 88)
The Bible teaches us to be content with our situation in life. Does this mean it's wrong for Christians to feel frustrated or desire for growth and change?
"I Want to Pray, But I Don't Think My Faith is Strong Enough..." (Ep 87)
Every believer has ups and downs in their faith. Can God answer our prayers when we’re not feeling confident? What do we do when our faith feels weak?
“I’ve Got a Big Decision to Make. How Do I Know God’s Will?” (Ep 86)
We all have times when we have to make big decisions that could determine the direction of our life. In this episode, David and Clare chat about how to discern God’s will, and how to move forwards in a healthy way in decision making.
“If God Can Do Anything… Why Won’t He Just Step In And Stop This Pandemic?” [Ep 85]
COVID-19 has disrupted much of the world, killed thousands, sparked a torrent of conspiracy theories—and got many people questioning God: “If he can do anything, why doesn’t he end the Pandemic?” In this episode David Reay and Clare Bruce ponder some possible answers.
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