Category Archives: Comment

Biblical economics

Whenever the Archbishop of Canterbury makes a political statement, journalists and professional politicians (with some justification) criticise him for overstepping the boundaries of his competence. Unfortunately, some of them will then start telling him how he should be interpreting the … Continue reading

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No justice?

One of the sad things about cases of sexual and other forms of child abuse, especially when they occur within institutions, is the inordinate length of time it can take for accusations to be made and investigated – by which … Continue reading

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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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