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

COVID-19: What we need to know about a possible third wave

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We are currently hearing a lot of speculation about a possible third wave of COVID-19 and why this means we must be cautious about how we come out of lockdown. It has been suggested that if a third wave hits then this could lead to a return to previous restrictions and a longer period of… Continue reading COVID-19: What we need to know about a possible third wave

You are not meant to be autonomous.

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Out of recent conversations about church culture in the light of recent abuse scandals we’ve seen a renewed debate about complementarianism.  It’s a little confusing as to how this has happened because in the cases primarily linked to complementarian leaning churches the victims of abuse tended to be young men whereas in at least one… Continue reading You are not meant to be autonomous.

We miss the radical teaching of the Bible when we impose the wrong thought categories

I think fundamentalists and liberals tend to make the same mistake about the Bible. They read it through the same modernist lens.  They miss what the Bible is saying and so they miss its applicability to contemporary life. Let me give two examples to help with our thinking. First of all, let me return to… Continue reading We miss the radical teaching of the Bible when we impose the wrong thought categories

Why I believe that NDAs have no place in church relationships

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Yesterday, Steve Kneale led with an article looking at Non-Disclosure Agreements in christian organisations. The basis of his article was a report in the Times about a Tearfund employee acting as a whistle blower. Now, my gut reaction was that when someone heads off to talk to The Times and The Times leads with an… Continue reading Why I believe that NDAs have no place in church relationships