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
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)
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
This is a slightly edited version of a post from the 2015 election. The original post can be found here. Christians in Britain are getting used to elections where we are faced with a terrible choice of who to vote for. Between them the parties on offer all seem to have policies which in former … Continue reading Why I’m pleased I do not live in a democracy
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
Tim Farron continues to be asked whether he believes that homosexuality is a sin. The question is of course meaningless until we have defined what sin is. I started to answer this in my post last week, which you can find here. Today I want to look a bit more at that question. What is … Continue reading Answering Tim Farron’s Questioners (2) – What is sin anyway?
Not many Christians would envy Tim Farron’s task in answering the questions he was asked on Tuesday night on Channel 4 news, and yesterday in the House of Commons. Does he believe Homosexual sex is a sin? Does he believe it is a sin to be gay? Those are not the same question, but they … Continue reading Answering Tim Farron’s Questioners