It’s been over two weeks since violence flared up around the world in response to the ridiculous and inflammatory film that was ‘Innocence of Muslims’, but we’re still seeing the repercussions of it at the United Nations where the 56-nation Organisation… Read More ›
Month: September 2012
Rowan Williams – a tough act to follow
Now that the Crown Nomination Commission is in full swing tasked with the job of choosing the next Archbishop of Canterbury, there’s plenty being written and discussed on the subject, so I thought I may as well jump on the… Read More ›
Is 0.7% too much to ask?
As you’ve probably heard, David Cameron is currently over in the US attending the United Nations General Assembly. Last night he gave a speech at the first meeting of a new high-level panel tasked by Ban-Ki moon, the UN secretary general, with… Read More ›
And the winner is?
I’m taking a break today from writing about the usual stuff to announce that God and Politics in the UK has been shortlisted for Best Christian Blog in the UK along with Best Newcomer at the Christian New Media Awards…. Read More ›
Christian faith vs political party loyalty – who wins?
One of the aspects of faith and politics that gets me thinking the most is how we reconcile the Christian faith with being a member of a political party, especially an elected one. This was an issue I particularly wanted… Read More ›
Why is sorry the hardest word?
I’ve got something irritating buzzing round my head at the moment and it won’t go away. Nick Clegg just keeps singing, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m so, so , sorry”. If you don’t know what I’m on about, you really need… Read More ›
European Court of Justice rules in favour of persecuted believers
Thanks to Barnabas Fund and Stuart James at eChurch who have publicised the news of the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) ruling earlier this month that people who are persecuted in their native countries due to their religion have the right to… Read More ›
How do we respond to the havoc caused by one stupid film?
Let’s be honest for a moment. When you first heard about the protests and riots in Muslim countries in response to the Innocence of Muslims film were your initial thoughts along these lines? “These Muslims are reacting in a considered… Read More ›
Two weeks until this year’s biggest prayer meeting
In two weeks time we’ll be seeing potentially the biggest prayer and worship gathering in the UK for some years as the National Day of Prayer and Worship (NDOP) takes place in London on Saturday 29th September. The event is… Read More ›
Eric Pickles thinks Christians are great, but is the feeling mutual?
Last night I read this Telegraph article written by Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. He has talked before about the value he places on Christianity being a moral bedrock of our society, but in this… Read More ›
This week’s news and links: One dodgy T-shirt and a bunch of Christians on Twitter
Last Friday afternoon I witnessed an amazing event on the internet. It all revolved around a badly designed and rather offensive T-Shirt produced by Next. The offending item had a picture of a woman on a sofa just in her underwear with… Read More ›
Green Party’s shocking decision as it expels Christian councillor
Christina Summers, who is a member of Brighton and Hove City Council, the UK’s only Green Party council, has been dismissed from the Green Group of councillors over her views on same-sex marriage which she expressed during in a free… Read More ›
Pastor Nadarkhani and Rimsha Masih’s freedom – we should all be celebrating
For once in the ongoing battle against religious persecution in the international arena we have two fabulous pieces of news in two days. (Photo by Christian Solidarity Worldwide) Today the release has been announced of Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who has been… Read More ›
I spotted my first Alpha Course billboard advert today (see above), which surely signals the start of the annual Alpha Course publicity push. Alpha is fantastic for so many reasons, not least because so many individual’s lives have been impacted by it. … Read More ›
This week’s news and links: Christians at court and a reshuffle of values
I don’t think there’s been a day like yesterday for quite a while. We’ve had the four ‘Christian discrimination’ cases kicking off at the European Court of Human Rights, the first reshuffle of this Government and also today is the last day… Read More ›
He cries, wees and he’s come to save the world. It’s Godbaby(TM)!
I wasn’t expecting to be thinking about Christmas this week, but thanks to ChurchAds.net releasing this year’s Christmas campaign yesterday, I’m probably now thinking about it too much. ChurchAds.Net is an ecumenical network operating with a council of reference which includes a… Read More ›
Have we shut out the poor from Christian festivals?
I’m feeling a bit bad for not having previously given this month’s National Day of Prayer and Worship (NDOP) at Wembley a plug on this blog yet. It’s such a powerful opportunity for Christians of all backgrounds to get together and… Read More ›