Enforced Sabbath?

On a tumultuous day preceding Pilate’s careless, populist, hand-washing referendum that was to dispassionately determine the fate of Jesus, a very large crowd spread their cloaks on the ground for him as he entered Jerusalem, in a kind of instant royal celebration. The crowd believed Jesus had come in fulfilment of his nation’s hopes – … Continue Reading

What are we learning about Mission and the Church during Covid-19?

A paper based on Jay Colwill’s transcript, delivered at the April 2020 “Beer and Theology” session; the first to be conducted online as a Zoom webinar during the Coronavirus lockdown. Introduction There is a proverb that says: ‘when the winds change direction, there are those who build walls and there are those who build windmills’. … Continue Reading

Exiting Brexit – on the clash of nationalism and internationalism

Joshua Penduck writes: And thus ends one of the more ignoble periods of British political history. Though looking at the forthcoming negotiations perhaps it is better to describe it as the beginning of the end. Or at least the end of the beginning. Hopefully. From the first stirrings of a referendum in Cameron’s 2013 Bloomberg … Continue Reading