An open letter to the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

I have today sent the following letter to the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP.   The Right Honourable Justine Greening MP Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities 27th July 2017   Dear Ms Greening In your recent speech to Pink News you said that there are ‘too many pockets in … Continue reading An open letter to the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

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Why Pelagianism matters (including for the Church of England)

At last week’s C of E General Synod, Synod member Jayne Ozanne presented an argument for her motion for the C of E to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’ which began with these remarkable words: 'The Bible teaches us that we are each fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps.139.14), and that we should praise God's gift of … Continue reading Why Pelagianism matters (including for the Church of England)

Time to start thinking seriously about Church and State

I remember being puzzled as a student about why law undergraduates were required to study Roman law. Apparently the reason was that it was of historical interest, and a valuable intellectual exercise for honing their abilities in applying legal logic. But it had no relationship at all to the actual practice of law in Britain … Continue reading Time to start thinking seriously about Church and State

Answering Tim Farron’s Questioners: What is Sin anyway? Part 3: Sin is Slavery

It is not just Tim Farron but, it seems, all politicians who now are being asked whether they think gay sex is a sin. That is of course a meaningless question unless we ask what ‘sin’ is. It’s a Christian word and a Christian concept; so the only meaningful answer to that is a Christian … Continue reading Answering Tim Farron’s Questioners: What is Sin anyway? Part 3: Sin is Slavery