Why I’m in favour of COVID Passports (with one essential provision)

The big debate over the past few days has been as to whether or not the Government should allow COVID-19 vaccine passports. In other words, should people be required to supply proof that they have received a vaccine before participating in certain activities. There have been three arguments made against this. The first is aContinue reading “Why I’m in favour of COVID Passports (with one essential provision)”

We are not being discriminated against

There must be some sense of irony that in the week that the death of George Floyd with a policeman’s knee to his neck led to mass protests, a number of prominent Christians wrote proceedings here in the UK about perceived discrimination against the church.[1] Those who are involved believe that the Government should recogniseContinue reading “We are not being discriminated against”

Discrimination, diversity and the church

Here’s the second part of our discussion about diversity and discrimination. Today we focused more on what this looks like in the church. People who came to the UK from around the Commonwealth had often served in the forces during the war and were also asked to come to help rebuild industry. They then oftenContinue reading “Discrimination, diversity and the church”

Assumptions, Lockdown and the urban church

A lot of the assumptions I hear made about Coronavirus, the lockdown and life ahead assume a middle-class, suburban perspective on things.  Those might sound like provocative words but let me explain why I am saying this. First of all, there is a tendency to talk about the virus not discriminating. I understand the sentimentsContinue reading “Assumptions, Lockdown and the urban church”