Jonathan Clatworthy

July 23, 2021
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Richard Branson in space

Billionaires in space: progress or crime?

Space travel is back. Not, this time, as a ‘space race’ between superpowers, but as a leisure activity for billionaires. Is it a step forward? Towards […]
July 12, 2021
Signing of Nicene Creed in 325

The Creeds 100 years on

This is my second post about the controversial 1921 conference ‘Christ and the Creeds’, hosted by Modern Church’s predecessors. We’re celebrating with a day conference on […]
July 6, 2021
Hastings Rashdall

God in Christ 100 years on

We’re celebrating! Modern Church has an impressive record of promoting liberal theology, and it’s now 100 years since our most celebrated conference. What we did in […]
June 23, 2021
Joanna Pemberthy, Bishop of St Davids

Would you trust a Tory?

Think before you tweet. The Bishop of St Davids, Dr Joanna Penberthy, tweeted: The #Tory party have been scheming to abolish the Welsh Assembly since its […]
June 11, 2021
John Rawls

The free market and the moral vacuum

Nationalist racism, the idolising of aggressive leaders, the ever-increasing division between rich and poor: for those who don’t like it, the continuing success of reactionary movements […]
May 27, 2021
Dying person in a hospital bed

Law, faith, compassion and the dying

Matt Hancock, the UK’s Secretary of State for Health, is best known as the Government’s lead on the Covid pandemic but engages with death in other […]
May 21, 2021
Two men holding hands

Sex as a blessing

The Christian case against same-sex partnerships is well and truly murdered by the new 81- page Report by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research. Twenty academics […]
May 13, 2021
Graduates throwing their hats in the air

Why humanities are at least as important as sciences

It isn’t just theologians who are horrified by Chester University’s plan for compulsory redundancies in its department of Theology and Religious Studies. The Church Times reports […]
May 6, 2021
Map of Jersey surrounded by battleships, with Pope Francis' statement 'There will be no peace as long as we see others as "them" and not "us"'

Jersey: on enjoying the prospect of a fight

‘Acting like Putin’, declares the Daily Express, ‘Macron shamed for Jersey chaos as MP warns of plans to ‘up the ante’. ‘Flare up’ says the Sun: […]