May 27, 2021

Law, faith, compassion and the dying

Matt Hancock, the UK’s Secretary of State for Health, is best known as the Government’s lead on the Covid pandemic but engages with death in other […]
May 21, 2021

Sex as a blessing

The Christian case against same-sex partnerships is well and truly murdered by the new 81- page Report by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research. Twenty academics […]
May 13, 2021

Peter Liddell: So Luke Copied the Ascension?

“When he had said these things, he departed upwards”  (Livy) Dennis R. MacDonald points to the resemblance between Luke’s narrative and Livy’s description of the ascension […]
May 13, 2021

Why humanities are at least as important as sciences

It isn’t just theologians who are horrified by Chester University’s plan for compulsory redundancies in its department of Theology and Religious Studies. The Church Times reports […]
May 6, 2021

Jersey: on enjoying the prospect of a fight

‘Acting like Putin’, declares the Daily Express, ‘Macron shamed for Jersey chaos as MP warns of plans to ‘up the ante’. ‘Flare up’ says the Sun: […]
May 5, 2021

Modern Believing Books Received July 2021

Mario I. Aguilar, After Pestilence: An Interreligious Theology of the Poor.  London: SCM Press, 2021.  Pp. xii, 196.  Pb.  £25.  ISBN 978-0-334-06035-2. Joseph D. Aldred and […]
May 3, 2021

The case against tactical voting

Every time election day comes round I find myself arguing against tactical voting. This post explains why. I am concerned about it because I believe in […]
April 23, 2021

Chauvin was found guilty. Is that justice?

Immediately, the news was broadcast around the world. It was as though the entire population of humanity wanted to know. Former police officer Derek Chauvin has […]
April 14, 2021

Page 1 of the Bible on what matters

Some issues just don’t go away. The biggest concerns facing the world today are modern versions of old ones. This post argues that the first chapter […]