Category Archives: Comment

The ideal mother

To mark Mothering Sunday, the Church of England recently commissioned a poll to discover “Britain’s ideal mother.” Now this is actually quite a tricky question to answer. First of all, what are the qualities that make an ideal mother? And … Continue reading

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Link of the month: The precipice

This article is from Australia. Although I’m not familiar with the details of the same-sex marriage debate there, the issues have been pretty similar throughout the Western world. Everywhere, the concept of same-sex marriage (as distinct from civil partnership, which … Continue reading

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The Ten (sorry, six) Commandments

A YouGov poll published last week (Oct 25th) revealed that four of the Ten Commandments are no longer regarded as “important principles to live by”. Only the last six commandments (to honour one’s parents, and not to murder, commit adultery, … Continue reading

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No sex please…

A British couple jet off to a beautiful Greek island for their wedding. By all accounts it’s a popular place to get married, with wonderful scenery to set off your wedding photos. Unfortunately, this couple upset the islanders by taking … Continue reading

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Everything in our power?

After dragging on for months, the incredibly sad story of little Charlie Gard finally reached its inevitable conclusion two weeks ago. One can only feel desperately sorry for both him and his parents. What loving parent would not do everything … Continue reading

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Radicalisation

Long before social media, long before Islamic terrorism, King Solomon noted that it’s not difficult to recruit people for violence: “A violent person entices their neighbour and leads them down a path that is not good.” (Proverbs 16:29) There are … Continue reading

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Staying alive

The will to live is incredibly strong. ‘While there’s life, there’s hope,’ we say. Perhaps this is why so many people with terminal cancer insist on having further treatment rather than accepting supportive, palliative care – even though the cost … Continue reading

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