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 Its teachings are out of date.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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Category Archives: Ethics
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
‘My primary feeling on reading the document was “here we go again”‘, Miranda Threlfall-Holmes remarks on her excellent response to the latest report from the Church of England’s House of Bishops on the apparently never-ending issue of same-sex relationships. The … Continue reading
Some of us cost a lot. The online journal article Childhood forecasting of a small segment of the population with large economic burden describes a recent study with results worth pondering. I spotted it through a summary in the Church … Continue reading
If anybody is to have a sneak preview of the saviour of the world, who should get it? According to Matthew, the preview was given to wise men from the East. According to Luke, it was given to a bunch … Continue reading
Robin Gill’s article in last Friday’s Church Times summarises the ethical debate about genetic editing. This post looks at the presuppositions behind the different positions. Genetic editing is a new technique for altering DNA sequences in plants, animals and humans:
This is about shame and reconciliation. It is an edited version of a sermon I gave last Sunday. It draws on two stories. The main one is the biblical story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10). By way of a modern comparison … Continue reading
Syriza, Podemos, Le Pen, Brexit, now Trump. What’s happening? As long as the debates are conducted in black and white, each side too angry too understand the other, we will not find a satisfactory way forward. This post describes some … Continue reading
I went with some friends to see I, Daniel Blake last night. It’s many years since I last saw a film, and I was wondering whether I would be bored. Bored I was, as we sat through all the prior … Continue reading
Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement reverberated around the UK: If you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. My guess is that this vicar’s daughter is totally unaware of the role Christianity played in getting people to … Continue reading