In preparing for our retirement move to Cambridge later this summer, I rediscovered a paper I had written 37 years ago. I prepared it for a workshop which I was leading on ‘Combating Racism in Britain’ for the ‘Eclectics’ conference of 1983. This group of evangelical Anglican clergy, under the age of 40, was founded originally … Continue Reading
In a single weekend, the government’s lead in the opinion polls has fallen 10%. The public are outraged by what they see as pure hypocrisy. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister is rigidly sticking by his advisor. Government MPs watch nervously as they see that hard-won confidence in the government crumble beneath them. Many voters had hoped … Continue Reading
A paper based on Stephen Godsell’s transcript, delivered at the 33rd “Beer and Theology” session in November 2019. Introduction What is truth (as Pilate famously asked of Jesus when he appeared before him)? What do we mean when we say that something is true; and how do we test or measure a claim that something … Continue Reading
The Church of England has so far been unable to bring any authoritative collective voice to the national conversation about Brexit. Why is this and what should it be offering?
In his talk at the Fulcrum 15th Anniversary Symposium, Tom Wright explores modernism, postmodernism and the calling of the church to consider how “the full evangelical message of new creation” might “be lived, danced, sung, spoken transformatively into our muddled and dangerous world”
What are we to make of Pope Francis changing Roman Catholic teaching on capital punishment?
Like each of us, Jesus was born into a political context; he lived and died experiencing its pressures, posturing, and power-mongering. Politics is wrapped up in the Gospel accounts of Jesus, from his birth to his execution: even the central symbol of Christianity, the Cross itself, carries with it profoundly political overtones. What, then, are the implications of this?
A short briefing paper and summary of a major recent study to assist Christians in thinking about issues surrounding the Balfour Declaration on its centenary.
As Article 50 is triggered, James Mercer explores the consequences for the poor and the task of the church in response.
It’s time to rethink preaching.