Tag Archives: christian

September 01

Humility and Hospitality

    Today my research on organized crime groups was quoted in the Liverpool Echo. And this morning in church our gospel reading was Luke 14. 1, 7-14 which was brilliantly apt and spoke to me about so much. It is a part of the gospel of St. Luke where we are really getting into […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

March 25

Lent

Today is the Annunciation of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Bet you weren’t expecting a touch of Theology in this blog, but in the absence of me creating a separate one, you can thank me later. I have been reflecting on Lent and what it means to me. What does it […]

April 26

Sex-Trafficking and Objectifying campaigns

Human Trafficking is a hot topic, more specifically, human ‘sex-trafficking’. Many people aren’t concerned with the forced or coerced movement of people into agriculture, factories, hotel worker, but throw ‘sex’ into the title and the moral panic is ignited. Worryingly, sex work and trafficking are conflated at an alarming rate, and anti-immigration policy hides behind […]