According to St. John’s account of Christ’s Passion, it was expedient that one man should die for the people and that the whole nation not perish.

Whether in the Church or in society, expediency, strategy, power games in which ‘the people’ are either duped with impossible promises or blatantly used for political leverage and then discarded, point to the fact that the message is the same: ‘It is expedient’.

This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

Here I address the greatest threat we face, destruction of the environment.

This post is part of the series introduced here, summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

Here I argue that we need change because of what Christians believe about God.

This post is part of the series introduced here, summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

The series presupposes that people who call themselves Christians ought at least to think Christ was broadly right in what he taught and believed. This post draws on up to date research about Jesus and how his views compare with the values of governments today.

This is the first of a series of blog posts in preparation for the British General Election on 8th June 2017. I shall be arguing on theological grounds that Christians should work together for a major change of direction in government priorities. At the very least this means getting rid of the current government, but it means much more besides.

Like all my blog posts, this is a personal statement by me. I shall be criticising the direction of travel especially over the last seven years, more generally over the last forty, and in some cases over a much longer period.