July 14

What you do for the least of these

Social media and the news are full of horrifying images of humans locked in cages and children dying trying to cross seas, rivers and deserts. This is 2019 and we live in dark times.   Some days I feel burned out and devastated by what I see.   I have posted about these issues here. […]

June 30

Heavy is the Head that wears the Crown

Stormzy at the Brits with his poignant and brutal comments about Grenfell. I have used this imagery and lyrics in lectures. Stormzy is an amazing artist, a poet and a visual performance artist.   “Like, ‘Yo, Theresa May, where’s that money for Grenfell? What you thought we just forgot about Grenfell? You’re criminals and you […]

June 23

The Bible and the ‘other’

[Image is my own, taken of the art work ‘Gaia’ #earthwork art installation at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The artist is Luke Jerram].   I was going to use a snappier title, but I know some people like to skip the theology posts so I wanted to be transparent.   I had been feeling fatigued […]

June 15

Puritan Movement

[Updated Sunday 16th June 2019].   I have spoken increasingly about the relationship between radical feminists/abolitionists and the religious right/ fundamentalist Christians. I now have even more reason to be wary.   Yesterday I pointed out the Exodus Cry have homophobic materials on their website. These are provided further down the blog.   I asked […]

June 14

Spearmint Rhino and Gaslighting Feminists

I wrote about ‘Not Buying It’ and stripping here.   For those new to the issue,  a campaign group called Not Buying It paid men to go into lap dancing clubs in Sheffield, Manchester and Camden and film naked women without their consent.   A press release from Not Buying It is here.   It […]

May 18

The Problem with Women’s Centres

Paint it pink and state ’empowerment’ and the funding and support will come. But what exactly are people supporting? The growing push for prison abolitionism has made the fatal error of ignoring the critiques of the ‘radical alternatives’. The harms of prison are merely being displaced and reproduced in community settings. Women’s centres should not […]

May 11

Love

Rachel Held Evans the famous progressive Christian writer died on May 4th 2019 aged 37 years old. I did not know Rachel, but followed her on twitter and was inspired by her writings.  Rachel was a radically inclusive Christian: the kind of teaching that brought me back to the church. The idea that all are […]