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February 2019
News > International

US remains polarised after mid-term elections

When Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, the nation, and indeed the world was stunned to see such a monumental political upset as Trump won against Hillary Clinton in 2016. The election baffled pundits and populace alike as Trump won the electoral vote whilst losing the popular vote to Clinton. Despite…

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July 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

The Preacher and Politics: Seven Thoughts

This post is addressed to preachers and is about preachers. While many of the reflections may be useful for all Christians, I’m writing specifically with my fellow pastors in mind. [Note from the ET editors: this article was first published within an American context, but the principles are equally applicable here in the UK].…

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September 2017
News > Media

Media – Harold Wilson lecture

Religion and theology have a crucial role to play in preventing democracies from descending into populist states where ‘might is right’, a former Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed. In his 2017 Harold Wilson Lecture, delivered to the University of Huddersfield, Dr Rowan Williams said theology might seem an abstract discipline. However, when properly understood…

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July 2017
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Pray for our leaders, whoever they are

The fallout after one of the most disastrous elections for the Conservatives has left MPs — and the nation — uncertain about what the new political order will look like. Theresa May’s general election gamble just days ahead of starting Brexit negotiation did not pay off, with 13 seats lost by the Conservatives and…

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June 2017
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Snap election — divisive or decisive?

A general election that we were promised wouldn’t happen is only a few days away. But with broken promises from politicians of all kinds, an uncertain economy and a seriously weakened political opposition, what does the general election mean for Christians? Politicians come even lower down the popularity ratings than journalists. Last December’s Ipsos…

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May 1997
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Who will govern us now?

There is no such thing in this sinful world as a perfect political party or an infallible political philosophy. We are dealing with men — men’s thoughts and opinions, men’s hopes and aspirations, men’s plans and intentions — so there is nothing spotless here. When considering how to vote, there are always pros and…

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