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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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On Remembrance Sunday, what do we remember?

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

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Zephaniah and terrorist Middle Eastern empires

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

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If we had a civil war, would we want Syria to bomb us?

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

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What if Hitler had been killed?

Would you have killed Hitler, if you had had the chance? The conspirators who tried, but failed, in 1944 had hoped to save incomparably more lives; but the conspiracy failed and Hitler’s reprisals killed thousands, many of them nothing to … Continue reading

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