Jonathan Clatworthy

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: […]
May 3, 2021
Ballot box

The case against tactical voting

Every time election day comes round I find myself arguing against tactical voting. This post explains why. I am concerned about it because I believe in […]
April 23, 2021

Chauvin was found guilty. Is that justice?

Immediately, the news was broadcast around the world. It was as though the entire population of humanity wanted to know. Former police officer Derek Chauvin has […]
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 […]