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
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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
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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, […]
September 1, 2020
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Anthony Woollard: If A Levels were abolished, what could replace them?

Jonathan Clatworthy’s recent blog post suggested that A levels should be abolished – not least because they exalt “competitiveness” to something close to a god.  I […]
September 1, 2020
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Humphrey Prideaux: The Church and Lockdown

There is a wide debate on whether the Government has employed the right policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, relevant for some of us, is the […]
August 27, 2020
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Jerusalem, Rome and the White House

I was recently involved in a surprisingly heated debate about whether or not one should refer to Trump as a ‘fascist’. As a history graduate, I […]
August 27, 2020

Lorraine Cavanagh: Hope Un-deferred

I received an email this morning confirming, in the nicest way, that my name had been added to the ‘lost’. The writer had meant ‘list’ of […]
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
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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 […]