Yesterday I blogged about Oxfam’s ‘Perfect Storm’ poster on poverty in the UK that has led to them being accused of party political bias. In response Laura Taylor, Head of Advocacy at Christian Aid has written this guest post giving her take… Read More ›
I’m a Quaker and this is why I find it very hard to vote at all
This is the sixth and last is the ‘This is why I vote’ series where writers are asked to discuss the reasons for their own political opinions and how they tie with their own faith. As it has progressed, I’ve had several… Read More ›
I’m a Christian and this is why I vote Conservative
My article last week’s article discussing Christian voting patterns has generated a fair amount of debate in various places over the last few days. In particular, my thoughts echoing Danny Webster’s comments about whether Christians of differing political persuasions feel… Read More ›
Is open political debate the final Christian taboo?
I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions, but I did spend some time over the Christmas break thinking about this blog and what I wanted to achieve in 2014. One idea that came to mind was to do some… Read More ›
Do we need some ‘New Levellers’?
Today’s article is a guest post by Ian Chisnall on the subject of political reform. Ian has worked for over a decade as the County Ecumenical Officer for Churches Together in Sussex. In 2011 he responded to a call from leaders… Read More ›
Tax and morality – can we judge what we don’t fully understand?
Today’s guest writer is Paul Lawrence. Paul has been a Christian for over 30 years. He has worked in financial services for over 20 years, most recently working in risk management. He also has an MSc in Investment Banking and a… Read More ›
Don’t give up Justin Welby, our politicians should get it eventually
The power of endorsement is an incredible thing. When you see the ridiculously large amounts of money companies are willing to pay someone like David Beckham to have his face in the same picture as a drink, sunglasses or even… Read More ›
Counting the cost of the same-sex marriage vote
It was hard going following the debate and developments on Twitter and in Parliament yesterday. It was like the final push before election day as everyone gives it their final shot to make their point and influence those who somehow have… Read More ›
Today is the day the Government seizes control of marriage
Today is the big day that the Government reveals its plans for the introduction same-sex marriage. There’s been plenty of talk about this over the last few days since the news that religious institutions will be allowed to conduct same-sex ceremonies,… Read More ›
This week’s news and links: George Carey and that Nazi comment
In case anyone is concerned after yesterday’s post that I’ve gone all political with my knives out for Labour, I haven’t but sometimes you just can’t ignore party politics. It’s the same with these links today which mainly relate to… Read More ›
When will our main political parties start taking Christian voters seriously?
Tim Montgomerie is something of a poster boy for grassroots Conservatives. If you want to get a taste of the levels of adoration he receives, you should have a look at this tribute to him from Archbishop Cranmer. He has… Read More ›
Who does God want you to vote for?
If you type ‘how should Christians vote’ into Google you’ll probably end up finding something like this US website or other similar ones telling you how anti-Christian the Democrats are and how you should only vote for candidates who openly oppose… Read More ›
Peter Cruddas’ failure and our longing for integrity
Peter Cruddas has let himself down, he’s let the Conservatives down, he’s let politics down. In fact he’s let all of us down. I’ve been watching this week to see what the fallout from the Sunday Times’ exposé on his cash for… Read More ›