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?

Why children need to worship God

At the beginning of this year we made a change to our Sunday mornings at Trinity Church York. We stopped holding our children's teaching groups during the main Sunday service, and moved them beforehand. Once they're over we have a 15 minute break before all ages join together for our service of worship. There is … Continue reading Why children need to worship God

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