As we head towards the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, the commemoration events are beginning to kick in. On Monday David Cameron launched the Royal British Legion Centenary Campaign by planting poppy seeds with school children…. Read More ›
Month: April 2014
When religion and politics collide: are there lines that need to be drawn?
The recent great debate over the relationship between politics and religion appears to be showing no sign of losing steam. We might now be more inclined to define this country as post-Christian as the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams… Read More ›
Are smears and misinformation the best secularists have to offer?
Since I wrote a few days ago on the now notorious Cameron/’Christian country’ bashing letter by 55 secularists last Monday, there have continued to be a few notable responses. Justin Welby’s has possibly been both the most amusing and cutting: ‘Judging by the… Read More ›
Nick Clegg’s Easter speech denounces those who question motives of Christians running foodbanks
It looks like Deputy Prime Ministers don’t get first pick of diary dates as Nick Clegg has had to wait until after Easter this year to have his Easter reception for Christian Leaders and school children, which took place earlier today… Read More ›
It’s arrogant secularists rather than David Cameron who are fostering division
A couple of weeks ago when this was the first British site to report David Cameron’s 10 Downing St. Easter Reception speech, I started with these words: ‘David Cameron rarely wins plaudits when he mentions his own Christian faith. Secularists think… Read More ›
Of course I care about the environment, but don’t the world’s poorest have more urgent needs?
Today’s guest post is by Ben Niblett. Ben is Tearfund’s Head of Campaigns and tweets @BenNiblett. ———— When I started working for Tearfund back in 2005, I was surprised to find climate change was so important to them. ‘Of course I care… Read More ›
Easter break and a reflection on the message of the cross
The time has come for God and Politics to have its annual Easter break. Things will be quiet here for a couple of weeks allowing for a guest post that’s on its way. Thank you again for taking the time to stop… Read More ›
David Cameron’s Easter speech: “Christians are now the most persecuted religion around the world”
David Cameron rarely wins plaudits when he mentions his own Christian faith. Secularists think it would be far better if he kept it to himself and many Christians complain that likening your faith to the patchy reception of Magic FM in… Read More ›
Why is ‘coming out’ such a big deal for so many Christians?
Over the last week or so, for no particular reason, the Politics has taken a bit of a backseat to the ‘God’ element of this blog’s remit. A few days ago I set out my thoughts on the direction I see the church in… Read More ›
Justin Welby’s debut radio phone-in was a breath of fresh air
Justin Welby conducted his very first radio phone-in on LBC this morning and from the outcome one wonders why this has taken so long to come about. Spending an hour answering questions he covered plenty of ground and it was refreshing to… Read More ›
Going beyond foodbanks – the pioneering work of The Matthew Tree Project
Last month Panorama ran a programme on food poverty featuring a number of Christian charities and organisations in Bristol working to meet the needs of those struggling to cope. The work of one group stood out for me in particular…. Read More ›
Where will we be in 2024? – Setting out a vision for the future of the Church
It’s now just over a week since the latest annual statistics for the Church of England were released. They were an example of how even the church finds it difficult not to spin out figures to paint the best possible… Read More ›
Christianity is ‘a religion for losers’
Today’s guest writer is the Revd. Canon J. John. J John is an internationally recognised Christian speaker and author. He has written over 50 books and spoken in 69 countries, teaching the Christian faith and addressing over 300,000 people in person each year. His series… Read More ›