August 2, 2019

More cooperation please, less competition

Competitiveness is supposed to oil the wheels of a successful economy, we keep hearing. Yet Christianity, like most faith traditions, stresses the importance of cooperation. Competitiveness […]
July 31, 2019

Valuing hope in the face of despair

It feels like I’ve been campaigning for social and ecological justice nearly all my adult life. I have tried to criticise what I consider to be […]
July 19, 2019

Why did Jesus send out those missionaries?

This post is a sermon about the Gospel reading for 7th July: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. It follows on from the sermon I published on 29 June 2019. […]
July 17, 2019

Nobody is an undesirable

Mark Field MP has attracted attention to himself again, describing some homeless people as ‘undesirables’. This post argues that from a Christian perspective nobody is an […]
July 2, 2019

How theology has failed over Brexit

The Modern Church Conference in July this year is exploring ‘Theology in the Public Square’. When the theme of the conference was agreed, I was to […]
June 18, 2019

The problem isn’t just Boris

‘It’s time for Christians to speak out against Boris Johnson’ declares George Pitcher in an article in the Guardian. This post summarises Pitcher’s argument and argues that […]
June 7, 2019

The biblical power of the moon

According to Matthew’s Gospel some of the people Jesus healed were moonstruck. Needless to say, the people who translate the Bible into English don’t use this word. […]
June 2, 2019

Why did Jesus make that fateful journey to Jerusalem?

Some passages in the Bible seem really obscure. To understand them, we need to know the context. This post is a sermon based on Luke 9:51-62, […]
May 25, 2019

Welcoming new humanity

Certain species revert to a non-procreative default position when they sense that their collective life is under threat. But not so with human beings. Against all […]