Jonathan Clatworthy

May 2, 2019

Power, responsibility and voting

Local elections today, and in a few weeks we are, after all, to elect members of the European Parliament. Is this anti-democratic, in view of the […]
April 17, 2019

Resurrection, miracle and Harry Potter

God raised Jesus from the dead, according to the gospels. For some, it has become the whole point of Christianity. But what it means has changed. […]
March 22, 2019

On responding to tragedy

This is my sermon for this coming Sunday, in case anyone wants to pinch it – or bits from it. It’s based on the Gospel reading […]
March 2, 2019

Mass shootings: how to respond?

Yet another mass shooting. We used to think they were unique to the USA. Now they can happen anywhere. Why? And how should we respond? Do […]
March 2, 2019

Are we civilised? Should we be?

There should be no snot on the nostrils… A peasant wipes his nose on his cap and coat, a sausage maker on his arm and elbow. […]
February 15, 2019

Climate Strike and spiritual values

Today’s youthful Climate Strike shows the immense gap between what young people are concerned about and what governments are doing. It is as though governments – […]
February 6, 2019

Why do we make each other so ill by polluting the air?

Air pollution is ‘ the new tobacco‘, said the World Health Authority a short time ago: ‘the simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a […]
January 19, 2019

Can evangelicals evangelise?

There is an excellent article on liberal evangelism by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes in Friday’s Church Times. She is organising a day conference on the topic for Saturday 2nd […]
January 2, 2019

Fake news, democracy and the real world

How much fake news is there? And how much does it matter? In Britain the concerns usually focus on Brexit: which side told how many lies, […]