Today God and Politics in the UK is one year old! On November 30th 2011 I published my first post on St. Paul’s and the Occupy protests, which you can read here. I have to admit that I had no idea what… Read More ›
Month: November 2012
Leveson – where do we go from here?
So finally today is the day we all get to see what Lord Leveson made of his vast 8 month inquiry that involved 184 witnesses. I don’t know if I feel more sorry for those who have had to compile… Read More ›
Christianity and Politics in the US – what was really going on during the presidential election?
I can barely believe that it’s already three weeks since we found out that Barack Obama had won the US presidential election. Following the race from a distance I frequently struggled to get my head round the way that some… Read More ›
Has the women bishops vote triggered a bigger crisis for the Church of England?
I have completely lost count of the number of press and blog articles I’ve read on the women bishops vote since last Tuesday. It feels as if every angle and view has been thoroughly picked apart repeatedly and analysed to… Read More ›
200 Up! What’s been your highlight?
According to WordPress I have now posted 200 articles on this site since I started almost a year ago. To mark the occasion I’ve listed my ten most popular posts so far below. David Cameron’s Easter Speech is still top… Read More ›
My interview with Wm Paul Young, author of The Shack and Cross Roads
Something non-politics related for a change… Back in 2007 a Canadian Christian self-published a book he had originally written for his family as a Christmas present. His name was Wm Paul Young and the name of the book was The Shack. It went on… Read More ›
Demand Justice for Pastor Irani
Today’s post has been written for this blog by Kiri Kankhwende, press officer for Chrisitan Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). Please take a few moments to learn about the desperate plight of a faithful Christian brother. You can follow CSW on Twitter at @CSW_UK…. Read More ›
Women Bishops – an honest reflection
Having seen the reaction to the failure of the women bishops legislation to get passed at the Church of England’s General Synod today, it somehow feels right to give my thoughts on it. From previous posts on the subject you… Read More ›
Prisons Week: The power of Jesus to transform lives
This week (18-24 November) is Prisons Week. It began back in 1975 to encourage prayer within churches and the wider Christian community for the needs of prisoners. It started out as a Roman Catholic initiative, but quickly became an ecumenical… Read More ›
What Amazon, Google and Starbucks teach us about morality
It really wasn’t very surprising to see the levels of anger vented towards Amazon, Google and Starbucks earlier this week regarding the minuscule amounts of tax they each pay into the UK’s coffers compared to their revenues. It’s not new news for… Read More ›
The BBC and the dangers of rejecting your Christian roots
This post has been written by Christen Forster and was originally published at his Supranatural Life website. It has been republished with permission. You can also follow Christen on Twitter at @RevivalTwit. — Over the last couple of years so many of… Read More ›
Police and Crime Commissioners – not sexy or funny but bear with me
This Thursday those of us in England and Wales outside of London get to vote for our choice of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). Well done if you haven’t clicked away already. As far as unsexy blog posts I’ve written go,… Read More ›
Justin Welby – new Archbishop of Canterbury – this is your moment
It’s been officially unofficial over the last couple of days, but the truth is now out; Justin Welby, the Bishop of Durham, will be the new Archbishop of Canterbury. John Ingham and Jonathan Wynne-Jones’ article in the Telegraph finally gives sufficient… Read More ›
Women bishops – surely the time has come
Back in 1975 the Church of England’s General Synod passed the motion, ‘That this Synod considers that there are no fundamental objections to the ordination of women to the priesthood’. Thirty seven years later have we finally reached the point where… Read More ›
This week’s news and links: Christians and the US presidential election
I’ve had a few discussions recently about the US presidential elections with a number of people and one thing has been blatantly obvious. Everyone wants Obama to win. Maybe this just reflects the people I know, but I suspect that’s… Read More ›
Adoption Sunday calls on the Church to address current adoption crisis
On the 31st of March last year the current number of children in care in England and Wales stood at 72,775. That’s just over 0.5% of the 0-18 population of these two countries. Additionally 2% of our population has been through… Read More ›