To me, he was the original blue-collar Conservative, embodying the values of an Essex man – of decency and hard work.
Posts Tagged: Christianity
The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.
Michael Nazir-Ali: After the betrayal of democracy in Afghanistan, will other countries in the region ever trust the West again?
Sensing blood, the vultures are circling: ISIS is active already, and not only in the remoter parts of country.
Liberal Anglicans are appalled by the plan launched by the Archbishops to attain salvation through House Churches.
Richard Holden: Why Labour’s grip on seats like mine weakened. And how we can strengthen our own everywhere.
This is a story of institutions, work and habits changing out of recognition – and how we can improve our position and the country once we’re heard.
So it has committed to banning something it is reluctant to define, and ending something that is already unlawful.
“Christ, our Paschal Lamb, has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore, let us keep the feast by sharing the unleavened bread of uprightness and truth, alleluia.”
“Millions of good Samaritans – each of them showing what loving thy neighbour as thyself really looks like in twenty-first century Britain”.
“Our Shepherd is departed, the fount of living water,/At whose passing the sun was darkened…Today the gates of death…as well our Saviour has destroyed.”
Sarah Ingham: After the Batley protests and on this Easter Saturday, a case for tolerating religious belief
In Britain, we don’t ‘do God’ too much. Should we go to church, most are not C of E, but C and E – Christmas and Easter.
“There was darkness over the earth…and about the ninth hour Jesus cried aloud: ‘My God why hast thou forsaken me?’ ”
Turn a blind eye, and every one of the other 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be breached too.
“Where charity and love are, there God is. Love of Christ has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice in Him and be glad.”
He wrote Cameron’s “Hug a Hoody” speech, and during the Barnard Castle affair leapt to the defence of Cummings.
Chris Whitehouse: One elderly recipient burst into tears with joy at the delivery. My own story of anti-communist smuggling.
In my case, the contraband was books – taken into then communist Czechoslovakia through a network linked to the charity Aid to the Church in Need.