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Article

November 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Christianity and public life: Critiquing national leaders

If you are politically minded you will have read many different views on our government’s actions recently. During times of unrest and uncertainty it’s natural that we judge our national leaders on how ‘well’ or ‘badly’ they respond. Is it helpful that we engage in this way? And if so, what principles should Christians…

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Review

February 2020
Reviews > Book

The Subversive Puritan: Roger Williams and freedom of conscience

Despite his statue featuring on Geneva’s famous Reformation Wall, Roger Williams (1603-83) is better remembered today by secular historians than by evangelical believers. The Subversive Puritan should help to redress this. The title is apposite. Williams’ theology was thoroughly Reformed, but his unbending belief in liberty of conscience made him a dangerous extremist in…

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News

December 2019
News > Religious liberty

Equality agenda has eroded human rights

The equality agenda has gone far beyond ensuring fairness and has ended up eroding fundamental human rights, an author and religious liberty lawyer has claimed. In a blog post for Christian Concern, Roger Kiska said the ‘juggernaut’ of equality has been riding roughshod through basic human rights in both the US and the UK…

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News

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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Article

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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News

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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News

July 2017
News

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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