Theology & Church

Royal wedding sermon: stop the internal church critique and use the opportunity

At my church on Sunday afternoons, I lead a youth group which mainly consists of children whose families don't go to church. Most of them are boys aged between 12-14 and many know me from a football club that I have run for many years. Types of love This Sunday our theme was love.  After… Continue reading Royal wedding sermon: stop the internal church critique and use the opportunity

Theology & Church

Rev. Curry’s sermon summed up why I am a Christian 

There has been an incredible reaction to Bishop Michael Curry's sermon at the Royal Wedding today. Both the content and the manner of his talk broke the formality which so easily straight-jackets Anglican services and especially any religious events involving the Royalty. There was power, authority and a bold confidence in the way that Bishop… Continue reading Rev. Curry’s sermon summed up why I am a Christian 

Social commentary

The nonsense surrounding weddings undermine marriage

A royal wedding is simply the über example of the extravagance, hype and nonsense that has overtaken the contemporary concept of getting married. This culture is fuelled by an industry dedicated to ramping up costs. It knows how much money people are willing to waste for ‘the perfect day’ and a ‘fairy tale experience’ (the… Continue reading The nonsense surrounding weddings undermine marriage

Social commentary

How weddings undermine marriage

Last year the Bishop of Willesden got in trouble for his now infamous Facebook comments about the forthcoming Royal Wedding. He was widely criticised for saying, amongst other anti-royal comments, ‘I give their marriage seven years’ and was temporarily suspended from duties. Cynical about the wrong thing I think the key problem that his comments were… Continue reading How weddings undermine marriage