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 […]
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. […]
April 6, 2019

Martyn Goss: How do we respond to climate change induced migration?

In February 2014 local churches responded positively to the collapse of the sea wall at Dawlish in Devon, which saw the rail line severed and people […]
April 2, 2019

Alan Race: In Praise of Nukes?

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 we ceased to be scared by the prospects of a nuclear war and serious Christian reflection about […]
April 2, 2019

David Simon: Give a dog a bad name and hang him: Two cheers for Judas

Judas at Bethany In St John’s Gospel (John 12:1-8) there is a description of the scene at Bethany when Mary anoints Jesus with costly perfume. The […]
April 2, 2019

‘It is finished’ Lorraine Cavanagh on last words

“To my supporters and all who stood by me, thank you. By no means am I happy for what I’ve done.  I have asked the Lord […]
March 24, 2019

‘Losing something irreplaceable and of great value to all’

‘To proclaim the need for new ideas has served, in some measure, as a substitute for them’ wrote the economist and diplomat, J.K. Galbraith. If his […]