Jonathan Clatworthy

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 […]
September 25, 2020
St. Eupraxia of Tabbenisi, Egypt, c. 382-c.412

Sex and the Church’s past

If you are following the Church of England’s agonisings over same-sex partnerships and the Living in Love and Faith project, you’ll be interested in Giles Goddard’s […]
September 11, 2020
Stream

Water from a tap is a convenience: water from a spring is a miracle

I owe the title to Juliet Du Boulay’s study of traditional village life on a Greek island 50 years ago, before the people adapted to modernity. […]
September 2, 2020
A man wearing a mask saying 'Covid19 is a hoax'

Covid a hoax? Can we trust experts?

10,000 in London, 38,000 in Berlin: protestors claiming that Covid is a hoax. Why on earth do they believe such nonsense? But then why do I, […]
August 24, 2020
Detail from Adam and Eve, by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526

The Garden of Eden and the trouble with freedom

This post is about the famous story of Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit, and what it tells us about our freedom. It is one […]
August 12, 2020
Empty exam hall

Abolish A levels

Chaos over A level results. How should grades be calculated when exams cannot be taken? Should students be graded on the basis of the teaching staff’s […]