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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 30 years — with a knack for working through faith’s tricky questions.

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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 30 years — with a knack for working through faith’s tricky questions.

    79: “Why Does a Good God, Let Bad Things - Like Pandemics - Happen?”

    79: “Why Does a Good God, Let Bad Things - Like Pandemics - Happen?”

    In a world full of bad news, there’s an age-old question that many people ask: why does a good God let bad things happen? With the world in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s a timely one. David Reay discusses some of the possible answers.

    • 12 min
    78: “When Church Leaders Fall, How Can I Defend My Faith?”

    78: “When Church Leaders Fall, How Can I Defend My Faith?”

    When church leaders have a public fall from grace, it can put Christians in a difficult position, feeling like they have to defend the validity of their church or their faith. What can we say in response to criticisms of our flawed leaders?

    • 10 min
    77: “Jesus – The Only Way to God? Doesn’t That Sound Arrogant?”

    77: “Jesus – The Only Way to God? Doesn’t That Sound Arrogant?”

    It’s a point commonly made by people either exploring faith, or critiquing it from a distance: ‘Doesn’t Jesus sound pretty arrogant when he says, “I am the way, the truth and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me”?’
    Other faiths obviously disagree with this statement. So how do we as Christians, relate to people of other faiths without sounding like we are being arrogant, or making an exclusive claim to a relationship with God?
    David explores some of the answers to this question.

    • 12 min
    76: “When I’m Standing Up for my Faith, How Do I Not Sound Like a Spiritual Snob?”

    76: “When I’m Standing Up for my Faith, How Do I Not Sound Like a Spiritual Snob?”

    When we speak up publicly on an issue of faith, we risk sounding arrogant or judgmental. How can we make our speech truthful, but also gracious? David talks about the importance of knowing your audience, knowing the media you are communicating with, being sensitive to peoples' life experience and point of view, and listening before you speak.

    • 9 min
    Christian Politics; Church Musician Dress Codes; and One of Jesus' Trickiest Statements...

    Christian Politics; Church Musician Dress Codes; and One of Jesus' Trickiest Statements...

    David Reay chats about: Christian political parties, church musician dress codes, & Jesus's tricky statement, that "those who aren't for me are against me".

    • 18 min
    Why is Song of Solomon in the Bible? LifeWords Q&A Podcast

    Why is Song of Solomon in the Bible? LifeWords Q&A Podcast

    David Reay answers your questions about how the Bible connects with everyday life. This week, living your faith without attending church, why is the Bible the inspires word of God and why is Song of Solomon in the Bible?

    • 20 min

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