September 1, 2020
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Anthony Woollard: If A Levels were abolished, what could replace them?

Jonathan Clatworthy’s recent blog post suggested that A levels should be abolished – not least because they exalt “competitiveness” to something close to a god.  I […]
September 1, 2020
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Humphrey Prideaux: The Church and Lockdown

There is a wide debate on whether the Government has employed the right policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, relevant for some of us, is the […]
August 27, 2020
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Jerusalem, Rome and the White House

I was recently involved in a surprisingly heated debate about whether or not one should refer to Trump as a ‘fascist’. As a history graduate, I […]
August 27, 2020

Lorraine Cavanagh: Hope Un-deferred

I received an email this morning confirming, in the nicest way, that my name had been added to the ‘lost’. The writer had meant ‘list’ of […]
August 24, 2020
Detail from Adam and Eve, by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526

The Garden of Eden and the trouble with freedom

This post is about the famous story of Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit, and what it tells us about our freedom. It is one […]
August 12, 2020
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Abolish A levels

Chaos over A level results. How should grades be calculated when exams cannot be taken? Should students be graded on the basis of the teaching staff’s […]
August 10, 2020

Dr. Josephine Stein: The Clergy Discipline Measure

The editor of Modern Believing writes: In the April issue of Modern Believing (61.2), Dr. Josephine Stein critiqued the Clergy Discipline Measure [CDM] in her article […]
August 3, 2020
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God, Grace and Donald Trump

A single spider, one of the long-legged variety, is hanging by a thread in an undusted corner of where I am working right now. It seems […]
July 31, 2020
The Garden of Eden, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1530, via Wikimedia Commons

The limits of freedom for Adam and us

As the lockdown eases up, the remaining restrictions still generate anger. What right has the Government got to take away our freedoms? Why shouldn’t I decide […]