Category Archives: Comment

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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Is God male or female?

This profound and controversial theological question, worthy of debate in the higher reaches of academia, surfaces in the media regularly – and is, inevitably, linked to the issue of women priests. Now this may seem a bit flippant, but it … Continue reading

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Under new government

We live in a country that has been a full democracy for almost a century, where we not only choose our governors but have grown accustomed to freedom of choice in virtually all other areas of life. And religion is … Continue reading

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A moral compass

A certain schoolteacher once “had a bit of a moral dilemma to deal with.” So he wrote a blog, posing the question: “How do we, and how should we, define what is right or wrong, acceptable or unacceptable???” How indeed. His answer was … Continue reading

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The truth about Father Christmas

Christmas is coming and… yet another hapless member of the clergy has upset parents by telling some primary school children that Father Christmas is not real. In this case, the subject came up because the curate in question asked the … Continue reading

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