Ethics & Christian living

I love being a dad, its being a son that I’ve struggled with – by Michael Palin

I have been reflecting for a number of years on what it means to be a dad. But to do this, I have had to work through the struggles I have faced in being a son. It wasn’t that I didn’t get along with my dad. It was more that he didn’t really do ‘dad… Continue reading I love being a dad, its being a son that I’ve struggled with – by Michael Palin

Social commentary

Labelling ‘Leave’ voters as racist is wrong – by Danny Kuhrt

My grandparents, who have lived in London almost their entire lives, voted to leave the European Union last year. They have also been accepting and open-minded towards people of all cultures, beliefs and ethnicities. These two facts seem to clash with many people today. Stereotyping It has become ingrained in many people that a vote… Continue reading Labelling ‘Leave’ voters as racist is wrong – by Danny Kuhrt

Theology & Church

Beauty arising from the ashes of despair – by James Mercer

Behind All Saints’ church in Harrow Weald, North London, a woodland has been transformed into a Forest School for local children. It is only a few hundred yards from a busy London road, but for the children who visit the school established within the woods, it is a place of magic and surprise. The small,… Continue reading Beauty arising from the ashes of despair – by James Mercer

Theology & Church

The Way of Love – by Simon Hall

I reckon most people can get to this point with me... There was a man from Nazareth in Galilee, who taught that love was the only law, and that God was returning to make the world right. He showed his miraculous love by befriending and healing those whose sickness or position in society made them outcasts.… Continue reading The Way of Love – by Simon Hall

Theology & Church

Grace in the face of oppression: what I saw in Egypt – by Martin Kuhrt

Land of the Nile, pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, a centre of early Christianity; Egypt well deserves its status as ‘a cradle of civilisation’. But its glories do not all lie in its past. Its fast growing, population of roughly 100 million people is among the most youthful in the world, with a staggering… Continue reading Grace in the face of oppression: what I saw in Egypt – by Martin Kuhrt

Theology & Church

Seeking Francis and finding renewal in Assisi – by Danny Daly

Last month I was fortunate enough to be part of a group undertaking an Ignatian Pilgrimage of Rome. Before joining them, however, I had decided to spend a couple of days by myself in Assisi. 'Francis effect' I have been influenced by a Francis effect, generated by the Pope choosing to take Francis as his… Continue reading Seeking Francis and finding renewal in Assisi – by Danny Daly

Social commentary

Why Remembrance Day makes me uneasy – by Jeremy O’Hare

When Remembrance Day comes around every year, I feel uneasy. There’s something about this national ritual that doesn’t sit well with me. How we commemorate wars and the fallen can be misused. Especially when my Christian faith leads me to question why we go to war at all. Because for me it's personal. Heavy burden… Continue reading Why Remembrance Day makes me uneasy – by Jeremy O’Hare