Oct 2010

Grace and Mercy

I was just chatting with a good friend, with whom I have had many theological discussions.  But it all boils down to the advice he gave me (I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me sharing his words!..

Oct 2010

Christian Economics

I watched this video with interest, especially given the work I did at Oxford three and a half years ago, entitled ‘The idols of death and the God of life’ . Perhaps I should have emailed it to Rowan ..

Jul 2010


The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to b..

May 2010

Natural Disasters?

I am currently watching an excellent series on the BBC called The Story of Science . The third episode, which I have just watched, is called ‘How we got here’. It of course raises all the red herrings..

Apr 2010

Does God need chance?

I have long disliked the central place that ‘chance’ has in modern scientific theories, particularly the ‘random’ mutations that drive evolution forward. As a Christian I don’t lik..

Apr 2010

Seriously, journalists?

After my recent post about journalism, I was surprised to read this . It was made worse by the Daily Mail (of course). The Mail’s article says: But now, to the horror of the purists, the game’s makers..

Apr 2010

Service for Burglars?!

Compare these two press reports very carefully.  The first report is the original, from the Telegraph, the second was reported subsequently by V3. The company interviewed 1,317 people – 57 ..

Apr 2010

Gordon Brown. Tough Guy.

I wish these posters weren’t hoaxes.. it would certainly make the election more interesting. I never thought I’d enjoy something done by The Grauniad ..!

Mar 2010

Movie Reviews

I use a couple of movie review sites to get a flavour for a particular film, and I’m starting to think they are actually quite pointless. Most of them allow you to rate a film out of 5 or 10 stars..
Category Culture

Feb 2010

The Message for the Broken

Jesus’ teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. The kind ..