February 15, 2019

Climate Strike and spiritual values

Today’s youthful Climate Strike shows the immense gap between what young people are concerned about and what governments are doing. It is as though governments – […]
February 6, 2019

Why do we make each other so ill by polluting the air?

Air pollution is ‘ the new tobacco‘, said the World Health Authority a short time ago: ‘the simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a […]
January 19, 2019

Can evangelicals evangelise?

There is an excellent article on liberal evangelism by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes in Friday’s Church Times. She is organising a day conference on the topic for Saturday 2nd […]
January 2, 2019

Fake news, democracy and the real world

How much fake news is there? And how much does it matter? In Britain the concerns usually focus on Brexit: which side told how many lies, […]
December 31, 2018

Would you fancy crossing the Channel in one of those boats?

Seize the migrant boats in Calais, screams the Mail on Sunday in block capitals that fill most of the front page, after telling us that Britain’s Armed Forces ‘stand […]
December 20, 2018

‘Tis the season…

Like a lot of clergy (and others) up and down the land and around the world, I will spend some part of the next few days […]
December 19, 2018

The meaning of the Magnificat

The Magnificat has been set to so much beautiful music that it’s easy to ignore what it says. It’s part Luke’s story of the birth of […]
December 10, 2018

70 years on, do we still believe in human rights?

This Monday is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was a great achievement. Nobody publicly disapproves of human rights. They are […]
December 1, 2018

Why worship?

A short while ago I was asked to explain the point of worship to my local Philosophy in Pubs group, many of whom are atheists and […]