Category Archives: Politics and faith

Was God’s will done in the US election result?

Like many, I’m still reeling from the US election result. Right now, and from right here, the world’s future looks more uncertain and more troubled than ever. God clearly didn’t answer my prayer not to let Trump be elected president, … Continue reading

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Please don’t let Trump in!

I’m not sure if this is more a heartfelt last-ditch appeal to the good people of America, or a desperate prayer to God. I’m not really expecting this blog to make a difference – but I have to do something, … Continue reading

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In memoriam Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela. The world – or most of the world – mourns his passing. Humanity – or most of humanity – bows its head in respect. This piece is not to shed any great new light on his life – … Continue reading

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Why did Jesus die? Part I – the historical reasons

Over the next 3 posts in the run up to Good Friday and Easter, I want to look at Jesus’ death on a cross, and specifically the question – why did Jesus die? There are many ways of answering this … Continue reading

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Women bishops in the C of E

I’m always a bit behind the news with this blog (I work full-time and I’m a dad, which doesn’t leave much time for writing.) So I’m unlikely to surprise many of my readers by announcing last week’s decision by the dear … Continue reading

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Does God intervene? (Deism, divine sovereignty and human freedom)

Responding to my recent ‘Letter to America’, one regular commenter pulled me up quite justifiably on setting too much store by human power. ‘Trust not in princes nor in mortal men…’ (Ps 146:2). Whatever the outcome of the US election, … Continue reading

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Letter to America – use your vote for all of us

As a rule I avoid politics in this blog. I’m not sure politics and theology mix too well, and I think I’m better as a theological writer than a political commentator. I also don’t kid myself that this blog has … Continue reading

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Why blasphemy shouldn’t be a crime

‘You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God’ (Exodus 20:7) Blasphemy’s been in the news a fair bit recently. But what actually is blasphemy, and should it be a crime under national or international law? The word … Continue reading

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Accepting insult and criticism – free speech and religious hatred

This follows on both from the last post about blessing the blasphemers, and also the previous one about Christian rights and whether we have the right not to be offended. These issues are still front-page news, with the ongoing protests … Continue reading

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