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 […]
May 24, 2019

Healing, wholeness and being accepted

This is my sermon for 26th May, published now in case any other preacher wants to pinch bits. You won’t want to pinch it all. It’s […]
May 23, 2019

British exceptionalism and attitudes to Europe

Britain votes again today, for Members of the European Parliament – to the dismay of people who hoped to have left the EU by now. This […]
May 4, 2019

Myths, facts and values

The British Government has produced a standard response to opponents of fracking. It takes the form of ten pairs of ‘myths’ and ‘facts’. You can read […]