Jonathan Clatworthy

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’ […]
December 23, 2020
Cartoon face looking at Greek New Testament

The Church and Bishopsgate

St Helen’s Bishopsgate, a large London church, has made a public Statement criticising the Church of England’s Living in Love and Faith for not opposing same-sex […]
December 8, 2020
Christ Breaking the Bounds of Animal Suffering. Triptych my Aidan Hart. On the sides are Saints Irenaeus and Isaac

How long till the next pandemic?

Now that we are looking forward to getting vaccinated and once again hugging our friends, it’s easy to assume that this year’s pandemic has been a […]
November 25, 2020
Justin Welby and Julian Henderson in a boxing match

Love or faith? Can we live with both?

The Church of England’s long-awaited book Living in Love and Faith has now been published. It describes itself as ‘Christian teaching and learning about identity, sexuality, […]
November 14, 2020
Donald Trump's head falling from the White House

Why did 70 million vote for Trump?

From outside the USA it seems astonishing that 70 million people voted for another four years of Trump’s presidency. Many people have responded passionately, either shocked […]
November 2, 2020
Covid eating money

Health or economy: which to protect?

So Britain is back into lockdown! It’s a controversial change. For some it was overdue. For some it is an infringement of human rights. For some […]
October 21, 2020
Demonstration by supporters of assisted dying

Assisted dying: time to change the law?

On 8th October the British Medical Association announced the result of the largest ever survey of UK doctors on assisted dying. Although it formally opposes a […]
October 6, 2020
School classroom

Is capitalism compatible with Christianity?

Is capitalism obligatory now? Are its opponents so extreme that their writings should not be taught in schools? Yes, according to the Guidance document published by […]