Jonathan Clatworthy

August 5, 2019

Christian imperialism

The image pictured here is the logo of Gun Central, one of the big USA corporations selling guns. After the two recent mass shootings, gun sales went […]
August 2, 2019

Jesus insults his host

When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours, in case they may […]
August 2, 2019

More cooperation please, less competition

Competitiveness is supposed to oil the wheels of a successful economy, we keep hearing. Yet Christianity, like most faith traditions, stresses the importance of cooperation. Competitiveness […]
June 18, 2019

The problem isn’t just Boris

‘It’s time for Christians to speak out against Boris Johnson’ declares George Pitcher in an article in the Guardian. This post summarises Pitcher’s argument and argues that […]
June 7, 2019

The biblical power of the moon

According to Matthew’s Gospel some of the people Jesus healed were moonstruck. Needless to say, the people who translate the Bible into English don’t use this word. […]
June 2, 2019

Why did Jesus make that fateful journey to Jerusalem?

Some passages in the Bible seem really obscure. To understand them, we need to know the context. This post is a sermon based on Luke 9:51-62, […]
May 24, 2019

Healing, wholeness and being accepted

This is my sermon for 26th May, published now in case any other preacher wants to pinch bits. You won’t want to pinch it all. It’s […]
May 23, 2019

British exceptionalism and attitudes to Europe

Britain votes again today, for Members of the European Parliament – to the dismay of people who hoped to have left the EU by now. This […]
May 4, 2019

Myths, facts and values

The British Government has produced a standard response to opponents of fracking. It takes the form of ten pairs of ‘myths’ and ‘facts’. You can read […]