British values from Jeremiah to Grenfell Tower

This is my sermon for this coming Sunday, published early in case any other preacher wants to pinch bits. The text is Jeremiah 20:7-13.

It compares the recent changes in British values with the tensions in Judean values at the time of Jeremiah.

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Justification by faith

This is my sermon for this coming Sunday, based on the Lectionary epistle, published in advance in case any other preacher wants to pinch bits.

It is planned for the Open Table service for the LGBT+ community, on its ninth birthday.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 15) Votes

Ballot boxThis post is the last in my series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

An election looms. How do we decide who to vote for?

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 14) Truth

TelevisionThis post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

Here in Britain we claim to have a representative democracy. However, it cannot be truly representative unless the voters have access to reliable and balanced information.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 13) Progress

SignpostThis post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

Governments always tell us about the progress they have achieved. We’ve sorted this and this, they tell us, while ignoring the things that have got worse.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 12) Freedom

John Locke

John Locke

This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

We all like to be free. The Liberal tradition in modern politics is so called because of its commitment to freedom. Yet recent theories have adapted it so that some versions actually take freedom away.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 11) Peace

Flowers at the site of the Manchester bombing This post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

I was in Manchester today, and took the photo below of the ‘Islam Against Extremism’ preacher.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 10) We

Children surrounding the worldThis post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

This post is about how we identify ourselves and who we exclude.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 9) Homes

Alan KurdiThis post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

Everybody needs somewhere to live. Nobody wants to be a refugee, travelling from country to country looking for somewhere to settle down.

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Why Christians should vote for a different government. 8) energy

Electric plugThis post is part of a series summarising some of the arguments in my new book Why Progressives Need God.

One of the big issues that will face the new government on 9th June is how to maintain the electricity supply.

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