On the Prime Minister’s Advisor’s trip to Dover

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

Wittgenstein, Newspapers and Theology: different types of truth

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

Good News: National Witness?

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”

The Politics of the Cross

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?