Yesterday morning we woke up to the news that nothing has changed – Scotland is still part of the United Kingdom and will remain so. Except of course there is the reality that things will never be the same again. The… Read More ›
The Big Question or just patronising? – ‘Can you be a Christian and vote for UKIP?’
Last Thursday I was invited to appear on BBC1’s The Big Questions on Sunday morning. The subject I was asked to discuss was ‘Can you be a Christian and vote for UKIP?’ I’ve had a few requests for media appearances now… Read More ›
Another arbitrary achievement
Saturday’s guest post by Canon J John on the continued relevance of C. S. Lewis took the number of posts on this blog to 400. It’s now become habit when reaching the end of a hundred posts to give myself… Read More ›
Maureen Greaves preaches God’s forgiveness on Radio 4 Today
If I was in the habit of making Top 10 lists, then under Inspirational Individuals of 2013, Maureen Greaves would be right up there near the top. The way she has dealt with the brutal murder of her husband on… Read More ›
The Woolwich murder coverage – not the media’s finest hour
It’s not the first time that someone has been murdered in London this year, but it’s entirely understandable that yesterday’s brutal and horrific killing in Woolwich has gained so much attention. There is still an underlying nervousness in our society… Read More ›
The rise and rise of Boris Johnson – do we care more about charisma than character?
I’m quite aware that despite this blog being called God and Politics in the UK, over the last couple of weeks there’s been lots of talk about God, but not so much about politics. That’s mainly the fault of Pope… Read More ›
Just how offensive was Rowan Atkinson’s Comic Relief Archbishop of Canterbury?
Along with several million other people, I sat down on Friday night to watch the biennial fundraiser that is Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day. Before too long, up popped Rowan Atkinson posing as the Archbishop of Canterbury to give his address… Read More ›
Spiritual but not religious? No thanks, I’ve got something far better
Last week I came across an article on the BBC website entitled ‘Spiritual but not Religious’. It was written in response to a report that suggested ‘spiritual’ people may suffer worse mental health than conventionally religious, agnostic or atheist people. I… Read More ›
Why is the media in a frenzy over the gay bishop ‘news’?
I’ve thought for a while about whether to write about this subject or not since this story blew up on Friday afternoon. In one sense it’s not really news at all but the way the media has latched onto it… 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 ›
This week’s news and links: Rio+20 round-up
Today marks the start of Rio+20. At the conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, are coming together to try to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and… Read More ›