Jonathan Clatworthy

April 14, 2021
Symbols of war, poverty and environmental destruction against a picture of the world

Page 1 of the Bible on what matters

Some issues just don’t go away. The biggest concerns facing the world today are modern versions of old ones. This post argues that the first chapter […]
April 1, 2021
Empty tomb with a computer saying 'Error 404: Google cannot find the body'

Is the Resurrection a fairy story?

Easter: the most important Christian festival, or the most absurd? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Physically, as Luke and John tell us, or did […]
March 24, 2021
Woman looking at a mountainous landscape

Can we justify our values?

We all have values. Some things matter to us. We have views about right and wrong. But how do we make sense of our values? Are […]
March 10, 2021
Person worrying

Jesus and worry

As I look back on my life I realise how many times I have worried unnecessarily. If only I had trusted God completely, I would have […]
February 24, 2021
Henry Major

Living in Disapproval and Dogma

Religious discourse contains a persistent tension: between commitment to inherited beliefs and the search for truth. This post compares two debates, a current one and one […]
February 9, 2021
Jarel Robinson-Brown

Does one tweet deserve that much fuss?

Jarel Robinson-Brown was quickly and widely denounced for his now-famous tweet. Since then others have leapt to his defence, arguing that the tweet was correct, or […]
January 29, 2021
Begging

Church or state: who should care for the needy?

Fergus Butler-Gallie has written an an interesting article on the changing relationship between the Church of England and the Conservative Party: The Church of England (CofE) […]
January 15, 2021
Rioters in the Capitol

The failed coup and the disputed facts

Julian Borger covered the attack on the US Capitol for the Guardian. The Washington gang, he said, had much in common with other angry crowds he […]
January 2, 2021
Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

Christianity was progressive long before secularism was invented

Shock horror. The Guardian today has a full length leader column saying positive things about Christians. Not all Christians: ‘progressive’ ones in the print version, ‘liberal’ […]