I have to admit that I am naive. I’m well aware that politics can be a dirty game, but the revelations from Gordon Brown’s former spin doctor’s memoirs that have been released over the past few days have shocked me…. Read More ›
Month: September 2013
Are faith schools really ‘selecting wealthy pupils by the back door’?
It’s not entirely surprising that alongside the start of this new academic year there has been another bust-up over the role of faith schools, their admissions policies and whether they should exist at all or not. Over the last week… Read More ›
Why I’m Setting Up a Credit Union
There are generally two types of people I get to know through this blog. On one hand there are those who talk about doing the right thing and what should be done and on the other are those who actually… Read More ›
Doing God at the Liberal Democrat Conference – a first-hand account
Today’s post is written by Claire Mathys, the Director of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum (LDCF), fresh from the Liberal Democrat party conference in Glasgow. You can follow both Claire and the LDCF on Twitter. ———— Conferences are funny things. Any… Read More ›
Just how compatible are feminism, Christianity and women becoming bishops?
One of the more interesting developments over the summer in the blogosphere was the launch of Vicky Beeching’s Faith in Feminism website. The point of the site is to ‘tackle the themes of religion and gender equality, putting them under… Read More ›
Have you tried Alpha yet? #TryAlpha
I know that this site is predominantly aimed at Christians, but it also attracts a good number of people who wouldn’t call themselves Christian. If that applies to you then you are very welcome here! One of the frustrations of… Read More ›
Niqabs, crosses and the freedom of religious expression
Listening to and reading the coverage of yesterday’s ruling on a defendant’s right to wear the niqab (full face veil), it was hard to find anyone who agreed with the judge’s ruling. As usual when it comes to competing interests, a… Read More ›
36% of children don’t know whose birthday is celebrated at Christmas-time for an advertising campaign?
I’m not really in the mood for Christmas yet, but thanks to ChurchAds.net launching their new Christmas advertising campaign this week I’ve ended up thinking about it a bit too much over the last couple of days. Their Christmas starts… Read More ›
#prayforpeace in Syria – learning from a revolution of prayer that brought down the Berlin Wall
So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. (Daniel 9:3) Pope Francis is definitely getting the hang of social media. Since announcing on the 1st of September… Read More ›
Is Sarah Teather’s departure a sign that faith and party politics cannot mix?
If you have a look at the politicians who have been mentioned the most on this blog, once you get past Cameron, Miliband and Clegg, you’ll find that Sarah Teather is right up there. When I published the transcript of her… Read More ›
The Common Good, Church and Politics – an evening spent with Jim Wallis
To describe Jim Wallis as an interesting person would be a big understatement. Wallis is one of the most influential people on the international political circuit and especially in the United States. Wallis is an evangelical Christian and political activist,… Read More ›
Getting beyond the sensationalist headlines: ‘Liberal Democrats Do God’ – a review
I first heard that the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum was to publish a series of essays in book form by Christian Lib Dem MPs and peers back in July. Just the idea of such a book was a tantalising prospect… Read More ›