The EU referendum and faith Continue reading In? Out?
The conviction of Richard Huckle last week (see here) brought an end to an unremittingly grim court case. As details emerged, there was a growing sense of horror at the scale of child abuse committed by this man. Now that the trial is over, questions remain for the authorities to answer both in this country and in Malaysia, where the victims cannot turn back the clock. It hardly needs to be said that one abused child, anywhere, is one too many. Weighty matters of protection, prevention, victim support, justice and the nature of evil all need to be addressed in … Continue reading Not all ‘Christians’ are Christian
News of the death of Muhammad Ali has reverberated around the world these past few days. His was a life not just to be noted in … Continue reading Who is the greatest?
From time to time, news media report one Christian group or another predicting the end of the world. Yesterday (October 6) it was The Guardian, among others, in an article you can find here. And, as today is supposed to be the day, I only have a few hours to finish this post on the subject. Then again … I find these reports deeply frustrating. They are a cheap shot, really. The effective subtext is usually ‘aren’t Christians stupid?’ when what is being ridiculed is not authentic Christian belief. If I’m going to be laughed at as a Christian, I’d much … Continue reading The End of the World is Nigh! (or is it?)