Incarnation and Establishment

republished, with permission, from the Diocese of Durham site, 25 December 2008 Sermon at the Eucharist on Christmas Morning, 2008 in the Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham I listened yesterday morning with growing frustration to a clip on the Today programme in which a bishop and a … Continue Reading

God in Public? Reflections on Faith and Freedom in Society Part 1

‘Law and Faith’: Lecture 1 LondonSchool of Economics, February 14 2008 Introduction: Signs of the Times I am grateful for, and honoured by, the invitation to start off this series on law and faith. A theologian lecturing in the London School of Economics feels much as an economist might if invited to preach in Westminster … Continue Reading

God in Public? Reflections on Faith and Freedom in Society Part 2

‘Law and Faith’: Lecture 1 London School of Economics, February 14 2008 All this, second, is part of the postmodern revolution which deconstructs more or less everything about the eighteenth-century western settlement. Technology has brought nightmares as well as blessings. Post-Enlightenment empire has enslaved more millions than it has liberated, has brought wealth to the … Continue Reading