May 22, 2020

Jarel Robinson-Brown: Living in the Monotony of Prayer

‘You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the plague that prowls in the darkness, nor the […]
May 22, 2020

When lockdown ends, what will ‘normal’ be like?

Coronavirus has generated a lot of talk about going back to ‘normal’, and whether we have learned a thing or two about the pros and cons […]
May 19, 2020

“Follow the Science” – But to where?

“The facts, ma’am- just the facts”.  The catchphrase of Sergeant Joe Friday as he investigated crimes in that early TV detective import from the US, Highway […]
May 19, 2020

Martyn Percy: New Era? From BC to AC

It is far too early to speculate on whether the government ‘road maps’ for a post-Brexit-Britain, and a post-pandemic-UK will be adequate.  Time only moves forward, […]
May 6, 2020

Martyn Percy: Good Grief: The Other Curve

As I remarked to a close colleague the other day, grief is exhausting.  His mother had just died in a Care Home.  It was not unexpected, […]
May 4, 2020

Coronavirus and moral responsibility

How we wish the world was different! But how much of our wishing comes from self-centredness? I recently posted on the limits to human knowledge. This […]
May 1, 2020

Authority and Power on Good Shepherd Sunday

Victorian imagery has contributed significantly, in my opinion, to the sentimentalisation of Christ as the Good Shepherd. I have been looking for images of the bad […]
April 29, 2020

Couldn’t God have created a world without the coronavirus?

If God created the world, why create it so perversely as to put the coronavirus in it? Couldn’t it have been left out? Questions like this […]
April 21, 2020

Extinction Catastrophe and the Covid-19 Pandemic

In January this year I started to muse about how the Extinction Catastrophe we are facing is connected to global warming and the extinction of species […]