Jonathan Clatworthy

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’ […]
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, […]