June 17, 2020
The statue of Edward Colston before it was pulled down

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
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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
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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
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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
Cartoon of Dominic Cummings driving across England

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 […]
May 22, 2020
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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
A Zoom image of a homeless person

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
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“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 […]