Category Archives: Comment

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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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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