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Mass shootings: how to respond?

How can we help, or at least avoid making things worse? Continue reading

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Would you fancy crossing the Channel in one of those boats?

Moral values and our attitudes to migrants Continue reading

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The meaning of the Magnificat

The Magnificat as Luke’s Christian programme Continue reading

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The origins of the Eucharist: not what you may have thought

Eucharist, Communion, Mass, Lord’s Supper. For the first Christians, it was their central activity. It was what they gathered for. Why? The usual story goes like this. On the day before he died, Jesus gathered with the twelve apostles for … Continue reading

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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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Daniel Blake and the purpose of life

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

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Tax credit cuts and poverty ethics

Now that the UK House of Lords has voted against the Government’s proposal to cut tax credits, questions arise. This post focuses on poverty ethics. Tax credits for people in low-paid jobs were a foolish idea in the first place. … Continue reading

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Rock or sand, economy or people

Boom! Even before it is published, the Archbishop of York John Sentamu’s new book On Rock or Sand? is causing a stir. According to the Independent it says the Christian values of solidarity and selflessness have been discarded in favour … Continue reading

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The philosophy behind economics

In May I wrote a post Food Banks and Economic Myths . A few days ago David Kenny kindly wrote a substantial and spirited response, available if you scroll down to the comments here . I am posting a reply … Continue reading

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Feeding Britain: why so difficult?

Feeding Britain is the title of the Report published on Tuesday by the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger in the United Kingdom. The title page explains that it reflects the views of MPs with an interest in the issue (it … Continue reading

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