Category Archives: Comment

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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Bearing the cross

What is the significance of the Christian crucifix – and can it be ranked alongside the symbols of other religions? Although a common practice, and regarded by many believers as an ‘essential’ part of their faith, the fact is that … Continue reading

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Too much too young

Everyone likes a good story – especially if it’s a true one. The exciting and the unusual will always catch our attention and get passed around. In this respect, there is no difference between the religious and the secular, or … Continue reading

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