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More air strikes. America attacks. Britain and France meekly follow Trump’s lead. Britain’s four RAF Tornados may not be the biggest part of the initiative, but it means we’re metooing. Most of the public discourse is about surface isssues: who … Continue reading
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.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month was when the Armistice was signed at the end of The Great War, the war to end all wars. So Remembrance Day was the day when work stopped at … Continue reading
This is my sermon for next Sunday. I’m posting it now in case other preachers can make use of it. It’s about the Old Testament passage in the Common Worship lectionary, from the prophet Zephaniah. Zephaniah fits Advent 3 because … Continue reading
Should Britain go ahead with air strikes in Syria? The House of Commons is likely to vote on it soon. What divides us is our gut feelings and value judgements. Since our society is hopelessly bad at thinking through its … Continue reading