I’m following up on the discussion around TV and pastoral visits from the other day with some further thoughts, less to try and reach a definitive answer on the original question and more to work through some things that started to come out of the discussion. One key thing that I think came out of… Continue reading TV, culture and curiosity
Looking for Utopia? Seeking the Good of the City as apologetics
We seek the good of the city not because we believe that we can achieve utopia but exactly because we know that we will not. What I mean by this is that some Christians have a confused and unhelpful view about the role of the church in public life and social action. Some people speak… Continue reading Looking for Utopia? Seeking the Good of the City as apologetics
What next for Boris?
Yesterday evening, Boris Johnson survived a “No Confidence” vote from his own MPs by 211 votes to 148. This meant that 41% of his own MPs declared no confidence in him. However, in fact, he fare worse than that. Between 160-170 MPs are on the government payroll as ministers/aides. It’s possible that some of these… Continue reading What next for Boris?
How much do the politics of Eurovision really count?
So, for the first time in many years, the UK were serious contenders in the Eurovision song contest. For much of the might, Great Britain were in fact the front runners, only to be pipped by Ukraine at the very last minute from the final popular vote. No more “nul points” – we nearly did… Continue reading How much do the politics of Eurovision really count?
In this week’s podcast I talk to Jonny Mellor of Church Central and Sputnik. We talk about Christians in the arts Why we should engage the arts Between legalism and licence -how do we make godly decisions about our engagement with music, film, art, drama etc Lecrae Daniel in Babylon as a paradigm for cultural… Continue reading Art Attack