A man of their time?

Over the past year there’s been much discussion about how we should relate to and view Christians from previous generations, especially those who tend to hold hero status amongst us. This has been provoked by the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the tearing down of statues erected to historical figures often with a reputation for philanthropy but… Continue reading A man of their time?

A breakthrough attack on abortion ethics will come at some point

The biggest concern in public health at the moment is that an escape mutation of the COVID-19 virus will emerge. This variant will have the ability to break through the current immunity defences of vaccines and natural immunity leading to a new wave of serious illness, hospitalisation and sadly deaths. The hope is that vaccine… Continue reading A breakthrough attack on abortion ethics will come at some point

The vaccine and abortion (3) Doing ethics from three perspectives

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There are three general approaches to how we make ethical decisions. Sometimes in history they have functioned as competing schools of thought but some contemporary thinkers (particularly John Frame) suggest that in fact we need all three perspectives to make decisions.  I’m going to outline them here – probably a little (a lot?) simplified for… Continue reading The vaccine and abortion (3) Doing ethics from three perspectives

The vaccine and abortion (2) How do we make ethical decisions?

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The other day. I posted an article looking at the moral dilemma created by the fact that over the years, those creating vaccines have relied on cells harvested from aborted embryos in order to cultivate vaccines.  A few people began to openly wrestle with the implications to this.  They expressed discomfort at the news and… Continue reading The vaccine and abortion (2) How do we make ethical decisions?

The vaccine and abortion

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I’ve seen a range of reasons given over the past few months for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.  Some of them are understandable including concerns about whether we know about all potential side effects yet. Some people see it as a freedom issue, although as things stand, the vaccine won’t be compulsory,… Continue reading The vaccine and abortion

Being Salty You can be distinctive by speaking up when it is unpopular

Yesterday, we saw that Jesus’ command to be salt and light is not primarily about social justice but rather about sharing the Gospel.  Today, I wanted to pick up further on  little side point, which is that if we want to be distinctive in what we speak up about, then we need to be ready… Continue reading Being Salty You can be distinctive by speaking up when it is unpopular

Why I wrote to my MP about abortion and not about other things.

Tim Farron has written observing that lots of Christians wrote in to MPs like him asking them to vote against the amendments to the Domestic Abuse bill that would have resulted in a sweeping liberalisation of the abortion law.  His fear is that we will come to be seen as single issue campaigners and harsh… Continue reading Why I wrote to my MP about abortion and not about other things.

What is the abortion amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill all about?

Today the House of Commons is likely to consider an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill as it makes its way through parliament. Pro-life campaigners have highlighted this as being one of those most significant moments in the debate about abortion with the amendment potentially sweeping away any outstanding protections for an unborn child. But… Continue reading What is the abortion amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill all about?

Evil Nazis, The Sky fairy and questions about abortion and euthanasia

Today in the House of Commons there will be an attempt to amend the Domestic Abuse bill in order to significantly liberalise the abortion laws still further. I am asking all MPs including our local MPs John Speller and Preet Kaur-Gill to vote against this. I have two reasons for asking them to do this.… Continue reading Evil Nazis, The Sky fairy and questions about abortion and euthanasia