September 25, 2019

Philosophical climate-striking

‘Right now, we are ignoring natural climate solutions,’ Greta Thunberg declares. ‘We spend 1,000 times more on global fossil fuel subsidies than on nature-based solutions.’ A year […]
September 5, 2019

Democracy needs reliable information

‘Parliament surrenders to the EU’, declares the front page headline of Wednesday’s Daily Express, adding underneath ‘On another shameful day in our so-called democracy rebel MPs vote […]
August 5, 2019

Christian imperialism

The image pictured here is the logo of Gun Central, one of the big USA corporations selling guns. After the two recent mass shootings, gun sales went […]
August 2, 2019

Jesus insults his host

When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbours, in case they may […]
August 2, 2019

More cooperation please, less competition

Competitiveness is supposed to oil the wheels of a successful economy, we keep hearing. Yet Christianity, like most faith traditions, stresses the importance of cooperation. Competitiveness […]
July 31, 2019

Valuing hope in the face of despair

It feels like I’ve been campaigning for social and ecological justice nearly all my adult life. I have tried to criticise what I consider to be […]
July 19, 2019

Why did Jesus send out those missionaries?

This post is a sermon about the Gospel reading for 7th July: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. It follows on from the sermon I published on 29 June 2019. […]
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 […]