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Trump’s Christian supporters – are they Christians?

Congratulations to Paul Bayes, the Bishop of Liverpool, for speaking out in public about the misuse of the terms ‘Christian’ and ‘Evangelical’ for people who oppose what Jesus stood for. He did so in an interview with the Guardian at … Continue reading

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Tim Farron’s Christian liberalism

Poor Tim Farron! He took over as leader of the Liberal Democrats at their lowest ebb, just after they had been brilliantly undermined in the 2015 General Election by their Coalition partners and hated by everyone else for propping up … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

This 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

This 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 … Continue reading

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

This 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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

This 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

This 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 … Continue reading

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