May 2, 2019

Power, responsibility and voting

Local elections today, and in a few weeks we are, after all, to elect members of the European Parliament. Is this anti-democratic, in view of the […]
April 17, 2019

Resurrection, miracle and Harry Potter

God raised Jesus from the dead, according to the gospels. For some, it has become the whole point of Christianity. But what it means has changed. […]
April 6, 2019

Martyn Goss: How do we respond to climate change induced migration?

In February 2014 local churches responded positively to the collapse of the sea wall at Dawlish in Devon, which saw the rail line severed and people […]
April 2, 2019

Alan Race: In Praise of Nukes?

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 we ceased to be scared by the prospects of a nuclear war and serious Christian reflection about […]
April 2, 2019

David Simon: Give a dog a bad name and hang him: Two cheers for Judas

Judas at Bethany In St John’s Gospel (John 12:1-8) there is a description of the scene at Bethany when Mary anoints Jesus with costly perfume. The […]
April 2, 2019

‘It is finished’ Lorraine Cavanagh on last words

“To my supporters and all who stood by me, thank you. By no means am I happy for what I’ve done.  I have asked the Lord […]
March 24, 2019

‘Losing something irreplaceable and of great value to all’

‘To proclaim the need for new ideas has served, in some measure, as a substitute for them’ wrote the economist and diplomat, J.K. Galbraith. If his […]
March 22, 2019

On responding to tragedy

This is my sermon for this coming Sunday, in case anyone wants to pinch it – or bits from it. It’s based on the Gospel reading […]
March 2, 2019

Mass shootings: how to respond?

Yet another mass shooting. We used to think they were unique to the USA. Now they can happen anywhere. Why? And how should we respond? Do […]