Our Good Friday rage against God

Why is there now so much, and so strong, opposition to standard Christian teachings? Examples are regularly in the news, including several in the last week. Why is it that people today hate the Christian message so much that they want to eliminate it from the public sphere? Why is it that if you even … Continue reading Our Good Friday rage against God

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The real Brexit issue: Where does authority come from?

The real issue which underlies the entire Brexit debate is, where does authority come from? By authority I mean not just power but legitimate power: who has the right to rule? In one sense this is obvious, because the Brexit debate is of course over the government of the United Kingdom. Of course there are … Continue reading The real Brexit issue: Where does authority come from?

This Christmas, beware evangelical humanists offering absolutely nothing

Polly Toynbee in The Guardian has written an article entitled 'This Christmas, beware evangelical Christians bearing gifts'. It is attacking Operation Christmas Child, a charitable project run by Christians to send Christmas gifts to children in other countries who otherwise wouldn’t receive them. The reason for her ire is straightforward: along with the shoeboxes full … Continue reading This Christmas, beware evangelical humanists offering absolutely nothing