March 10, 2021
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Jesus and worry

As I look back on my life I realise how many times I have worried unnecessarily. If only I had trusted God completely, I would have […]
February 24, 2021
Henry Major

Living in Disapproval and Dogma

Religious discourse contains a persistent tension: between commitment to inherited beliefs and the search for truth. This post compares two debates, a current one and one […]
February 17, 2021
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Anthony Woollard: Does it Matter if the Church Dies?

In recent weeks we have seen much in the ecclesiastical and secular Press about the parlous state of the Church of England, in terms of both […]
February 9, 2021
Jarel Robinson-Brown

Does one tweet deserve that much fuss?

Jarel Robinson-Brown was quickly and widely denounced for his now-famous tweet. Since then others have leapt to his defence, arguing that the tweet was correct, or […]
February 5, 2021
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Modern Believing January 2021 Books Received

Robin Attfield, Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.  Pp. xviii, 137.  Pb.  £8.99.  ISBN 978-0-19-879716-6. Michael W. Austin, God and Guns in America.  […]
January 29, 2021
Begging

Church or state: who should care for the needy?

Fergus Butler-Gallie has written an an interesting article on the changing relationship between the Church of England and the Conservative Party: The Church of England (CofE) […]
January 15, 2021
Rioters in the Capitol

The failed coup and the disputed facts

Julian Borger covered the attack on the US Capitol for the Guardian. The Washington gang, he said, had much in common with other angry crowds he […]
January 8, 2021
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Silent Witness

The difficulty lies in knowing what to think, despite all that has been said about how so many of us feel in regard to the events […]
January 8, 2021
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Religion and the Right

The link between religion, perhaps especially Christianity, and right-wing politics is not new. Historically, we’ve seen it before in Europe and in many other places. I’ve […]