So, I’d better start with a big disclaimer. The thoughts below are my own personal musings and have not been run past anyone else. They are therefore not necessarily the views of Bearwood Chapel. However, as I mentioned in my last article, one of the ways in which we can work for justice is to try to imagine and describe what a just and fair society might look like. Continue reading
Here are some practical thoughts about how we can stand up for justice in the world around us. Continue reading
People are angry. There’s a sense of frustration, grievance and even fury in the air. As we saw in yesterday’s post there’s talk of a Day of Rage today. Continue reading
Some groups and politicians are calling for a day of rage and for demonstrations over the next few days. Continue reading
Yesterday I wrote about why Christians should and could be involved in public life. I wrote in the context of Tim Farron’s resignation as Liberal Democrat leader.
The root of Farron’s resignation can be found in a series of interviews he gave at the start of the General Election campaign. Farron was pushed hard to say whether or not he believed being gay and/or gay sex was a sin.
Farron’s initial defence and that of his supporters was that his religious beliefs about moral questions were a private matter and did not impinge on his public role as leader of the Liberal Democrats. Farron eventually stated that he did not think gay sex was a sin. However, I think he would have wanted to say that the principle he had argued still stood. Farron was also challenged about his views on abortion. Could he as a Christian see abortion as wrong whilst leading a party that supported it as representing a woman’s right to choose. Continue reading
Yesterday, Tim Farron resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats explaining that he felt “torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader”
Today, people are asking whether or not Christians who believe the Bible’s teaching on moral matters such as abortion and same-sex marriage can still be involved in public life or whether their view now in effect bar them from mainstream politics and high office. Continue reading
The General Election result is still making waves. One result of the hung parliament is that Theresa May is seeking some kind of arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party to try and continue to govern. Fascinatingly, quite a lot of well-informed people have admitted that they didn’t know who the DUP were and had to google them. The news coverage has been generally unfavourable portraying them as bigots and odd-balls.
So, in a moment I want to make a couple of comments from a Christian perspective but a little bit of background might be helpful. Continue reading