God, the world and us
What’s so special about religion?
Some people are religious, some don’t see the point. Maybe there is a god, maybe there isn’t: does it matter? What difference does it make?
Come & ask your questions
Talks, discussions & pizza
4th Sunday of the month
6.30 pm at St Brides Liverpool
led by Jonathan Clatworthy
26 March What’s so special about the Bible?
The Bible is true. It’s full of lies. It was written thousands of years ago. It was written for you. Its teachings are out of date. Its teachings are true for all people at all times.
Come and explore the questions with us.
23 April What’s so special about Christianity?
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This is the talk I gave at St Brides, Liverpool last night, in the ‘What’s so special about religion?’ series. The title was ‘What’s so special about Christianity?’ My aim is to draw out how Christianity has meant different things … Continue reading
This is an edited version of a talk I gave at St Brides Liverpool on 26th March. Among Christians the authority of the Bible, and how to read it, are hotly contested. The best known debates at the moment are … Continue reading
No, sex and women priests are not the same thing. In the continuing debate over the Bishop of Sheffield, liberals are often accused of saying one thing about women priests and the opposite about same-sex partnerships. I am grateful to … Continue reading
Exclusive inclusives! Intolerant tolerance! When Philip North announced his withdrawal from the post of Bishop of Sheffield, it was open season for his supporters to accuse liberals of being illiberal. This post is a defence of liberalism, inclusiveness and tolerance.
This is the third of three blog posts responding to the appointment of Philip North, an opponent of women priests, as Bishop of Sheffield. In the first I described Martyn Percy’s argument that the appointment should not proceed as long … Continue reading
This is the second of three blog posts responding to the appointment of Philip North, an opponent of women priests, as Bishop of Sheffield. In the first I described Martyn Percy’s argument that the appointment should not proceed as long … Continue reading
Outcry all round. Philip North, the suffragan Bishop of Burnley who opposes the ordination of women, is to become the next Bishop of Sheffield. This is the first of three posts on the subject. It is a diocesan post, so … Continue reading
The BBC’s Today programme this morning interviewed Simon Sarmiento and Susie Leafe on the Church of England House of Bishops’ recent report on same-sex partnerships. If you want to listen to it it’s here , 1:21:45 in. Simon was very … Continue reading
The Church of England’s General Synod is due to meet on 15th February, and some bizarre preparations are being made. This post is about a long document, Setting God’s People Free , written by the Archbishops’ Council. On behalf of … Continue reading