The time has come for me to give my computer a rest as I head off for a summer break. I’m not expecting to be adding any new posts now until mid-August. I’d like to sat a big thank you once… Read More ›
Month: July 2012
Just how Christian should Church schools be?
The Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd John Pritchard is on a mission. He wants to see those children attending Church of England schools to get the best Christian education that they can. As chairman of the Church’s board of education… Read More ›
Recommended website of the week: Mars Hill
When Mars Hill is mentioned in Christian circles it usually is in relation to either a) Mars Hill Church in Seattle led by the controversial author and speaker, Mark Driscoll or b) Mars Hill Church in Michigan until recently led by… Read More ›
Does the Cervical Cancer Jab make girls more promiscuous?
There were a couple of news items yesterday that had the secularists up in arms. One was The British Humanist Association (BHA) complaining about proposed ‘Creationist’ Free schools getting approval from the Department for Education. The BHA has subsequently been… Read More ›
The Church of England has a lot more to worry about than women bishops
Well it’s been a little over a week now since the Church of England’s General Synod decided not to make a decision on the ordination of women bishops. Until now I’ve managed to restrain myself from wading into this debate. It’s… Read More ›
MPs discuss Christian persecution in the Arab world
A big thank you to everyone who responded to last month’s post asking you to email your MP to invite them to an parliamentary meeting on religious liberty in the Arab world co-hosted by Open Doors. Over 2,000 invites were emailed…. Read More ›
Healings reported in Parliament
Those of you who have been following this blog for a while will know that I’ve been keeping a close eye on the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA’s) investigation of Healing on the Streets (HOTS) Bath. You can read the latest… Read More ›
Cameron says “people can wear religious emblems at work”, so what’s bugging me?
As most people seem to be aware of by now last Wednesday David Cameron was asked by David Davis MP during Prime Minister’s Question time why the Government was not supporting the case of Nadia Eweida at the European Court… Read More ›
My interview with Mark Green and Emma Brown from Barnabas Fund (part 1)
I recently had the privilege of spending some time talking with Mark Green the Deputy Director of Barnabas Fund and Emma Brown who works for Barnabas Fund as the International Human Rights Advisor. During our conversation we spent some time… Read More ›
Isn’t it time we started paying our farmers a fair price for their produce?
Fair trade is big business in the UK. The Fairtrade Foundation’s website states that the most recent valuation of the fair trade market was £493 million for 2007. Given that it has been doubling in value every two years, it… Read More ›
Is homophobic bullying really worse in faith schools?
Last week the gay lobbying group Stonewall published a major report entitled ‘The School Report‘ on the experiences of gay young people in Britain’s schools today. It is the second in a long-term study commissioned by Stonewall and carried out by the… Read More ›
UN reveals positive progress on Millennium Development Goals
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report 2012 was launched last week in New York by Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. The report presents the yearly assessment of global progress towards the MDGs. The good news is that three important MDG… Read More ›
Today is the seventh anniversary of the London bombings. Today I’m publishing a poem by Annie Carter who blogs at Writelight and has written it for God and Politics in the UK. Please take a look at her site when you’ve… Read More ›
Why do I bother blogging?
Earlier in the week some Christian bloggers I respect have been having a bit of a discussion about the nature of blogging and the use of social media in a Christian context. Stuart at eChurch managed to pull it all… Read More ›
10,000 children run away from care each year – what are we going to do about it?
There are just over 65,000 children in care in England. Most of these children live in foster care but around 7% of them live in one of England’s 1,810 children’s homes. These children are three times more likely to run away… Read More ›
This week’s news and links: How much of a superstar will Jesus be?
Here’s a round-up of a few articles I’ve read over the last week and feel are worth sharing: Last week the National Prayer Breakfast was held in Parliament. The National Prayer Breakfast, held once a year, is part of the… Read More ›