July 8, 2020

Freedom from lockdown: why do we love it so much?

Lockdown restricts our freedom. We like freedom, and want it back. But what for? The governments most strongly committed to economic ‘liberalism’, like the USA and […]
July 8, 2020

Revd Canon Dr Emma Percy: Safeguarding, Vulnerable Adults or Adults at Risk?  What’s in a Word?

A friend and colleague of mine – a Fellow and College Chaplain –  has just been completing the latest safeguarding training for the Church of England. […]
June 25, 2020

Why science can’t disprove astrology

I’ve just been corresponding with someone who believes in astrology. This post asks about its scientific credentials. In an earlier post I described an experience back […]
June 17, 2020

Philanthropy and its statues

Should we pull down statues of slave traders? Statues to individuals are erected to honour them. They express the values of the people who put them […]
June 6, 2020

Racism and equality in the Bible

Racism is more than murder… and George Floyd is more than a hashtag. So writes Chris Kimbangi, adding that many black, Asian and minority ethnic people […]
June 5, 2020

The Churches, Technology and Covid-19

Earlier in the year I wrote a blog for MC about links between the Environment Catastrophe and Covid-19. Since then we have had ten weeks in […]
June 4, 2020

Plagues and Statistics: A reply to Martyn Percy from Anthony Woollard

As a long-time supporter of Martyn Percy, one of Modern Church’s most distinguished Vice-Presidents, I never thought I would write the words “Think again, Martyn”.  But […]
June 2, 2020

Martyn Percy: A Plague of Numbers

On August 15th 1665, the weekly statistics on deaths in London were published.  Bills of Mortality had been continuously published since 1603 by the Worshipful Company […]
May 30, 2020

Law makers and breakers

Dominic Cummings’ trip to Durham has become big news. When law-makers break their own laws, fury results – especially from people who have struggled to obey […]