Back in November of last year Bob Diamond, the chief executive of Barclays, delivered the inaugural Radio 4 Today Business Lecture. This is part of what he said: Soon after the financial crisis of 2008 I was at a meeting in… Read More ›
Month: June 2012
The outcomes from Rio+20 were disappointing, but there is some light at the end of the tunnel
Today’s guest post is by Christopher Brough who is a regular commenter on this blog. Chris is currently working as a consultant within the mining industry focusing on optimising metal recoveries and minimising environmental impact. With the challenges of energy… Read More ›
Major new commitment by Government to partner with Christian groups on international aid
Very welcome news from the Government on its commitment to increase its cooperation with Christian and other faith groups in delivering international development. The following comes from today’s press release from the Department for International Development (DFID): Faith groups and… Read More ›
If you think Christians shouldn’t be involved helping their communities then you should watch this
Quote of the Day at Stuart James’ eChurch Blog on Sunday was this: “If David Cameron wants a Big Society, he must bring ‘We the people’ into his thinking. And to do that, he must devolve and trust. But if… Read More ›
David Starkey might be difficult to love but should we ignore him?
On Saturday I made a bit of a hash of things when posting a tweet saying that it would be beneficial if more gay atheists were like David Starkey, the high-profile and outspoken historian. If you’ve seen Starkey in action then… Read More ›
The Gospel and appearing arrogant: lessons from Dr Richard Scott’s run-in with the GMC
This post was originally going to be part of Monday’s on the British Medical Association and euthanasia, but having made a start I felt it deserved its own space, so here it is. Last Thursday the General Medical Council (GMC)… Read More ›
Has Social Networking Changed our Morality?
Today’s guest post is by Jennie Pollock. Jennie is currently Editor of UK media and communications at Newfrontiers. Prior to that she worked for Theos think tank. She is endlessly thankful that she gets to live in the heart of the… Read More ›
This week’s news and links: Rio+20 round-up
Today marks the start of Rio+20. At the conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, are coming together to try to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and… Read More ›
Religious liberty in the Arab world to be discussed in parliament
On the 10th of July Naomi Long MP and Baroness Berridge will be co-hosting a parliamentary meeting on religious liberty in the Arab world. Foreign Office Minister for North Africa and the Middle East, Alistair Burt MP, and a senior… Read More ›
Are doctors about to throw in the towel over euthanasia?
There were two things that happened at he end of last week that saddened me and both involve doctors. The first was the British Medical Journal’s (BMJ’s) decision to run the headline on its cover, ‘Why medical bodies should be… Read More ›
It’s time to gather to pray for our leaders in Government
On Friday July 6th at 7pm up to 1,000 leaders, politicians and prayers will gather at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster for the sake of our parliament, government and nation. The event entitled ‘United Kingdom Cone is being hosted by Christians… Read More ›
Advertising Standards Authority admits fundamental flaw in ‘God Can Heal ban’ judgement
On Wednesday the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) published an update on its ruling against Healing on the Streets (HOTS) – Bath. Following a single complaint against the Christian group jointly run by churches in Bath who regularly go onto the… Read More ›
Radio 4 interview tells powerful story of God’s love destroying gang violence
As I was listening to the Today programme on Radio 4 on the way to work this morning I heard a story that completely blew me away. It was an interview with Pastor Mimi Asher who lives in Brixton. The… Read More ›
The official Church of England response to gay marriage: Well what did you expect?
Seeing that it looks like almost every blogger who has an interest in the Church of England has written about today’s official C of E response to the Government Equalities Office Consultation on the introduction of same-sex marriage, I feel… Read More ›
Finding a biblical framework to heal society’s division between the generations
Mark Easton is BBC News home editor. Last week at the Hay Festival during a talk he was giving, he gave some thoughts on economic division in our society. Journalists who do their job well should be able to take an… Read More ›
Loaded Magazine’s ex-editor condemns lad mag culture in act of repentance
Very occasionally I read about a conversion experience that totally grips me. Today has given me one of those moments. This time the conversion has not involved finding Jesus, but it has still provided an incredible story of turning your… Read More ›
When will our main political parties start taking Christian voters seriously?
Tim Montgomerie is something of a poster boy for grassroots Conservatives. If you want to get a taste of the levels of adoration he receives, you should have a look at this tribute to him from Archbishop Cranmer. He has… Read More ›
Why this is now officially an ad-free blog
Well I hope you’ve enjoyed the long Jubilee weekend. Apart from the rain it’s been a fantastic affair and one of those times when it makes you glad to be British. I’ve been through a few towns and cities over… Read More ›
Time for a short break
I’m going to be making the most of the Diamond Jubilee over the next few days, so the blog will be going quiet for a short while. Enjoy the long weekend and I’ll leave you in the capable hands of… Read More ›