The first in our annual series of Christmas carols.
Posts Tagged: Christianity
A decision like leaving the EU had billions of causes: some of those were set in motion by happenings centuries ago, but none pre-determine what happens today.
What about those who worship different gods, those who delight in civil rights movements, those mothers who want to go out to work?
I left feeling proud that as a UK taxpayer my money is being put to such good use, but we mustn’t pat ourselves on the back just yet. Our work is not done.
Put harshly, it can be the ideology of the free-rider, the citizen who neglects the demands of citizenship.
You may not agree with his views on gay sex and abortion – or what were his views – but they should not be marginalised as illegitimate.
“To be a political leader…and to live as a committed Christian…has felt impossible for me.” Farron’s resignation statement in full.
He says that this is especially so in “a progressive, liberal party”
That the pursuit of Farron was legitimate doesn’t mean that they, or anyone else, should feel happy about it – or the bigger trends of which it was part.
Graeme Archer: Farron proclaimed his Christian beliefs. So he can’t complain if he’s quizzed about them.
He doesn’t think homosexuality is normal, and so the canary, down in the LibDem coal-mine, starts singing its querulous warning. It’s a canary he’s trying to strangle.
“Christ our Paschal Lamb has been sacrificed, alleluia. Therefore, let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia.”
WATCH: May – People must feel able to speak about faith – “and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ”
The Prime Minister’s message for the season. “This Easter, I think of those values that I learned in my childhood, growing up in a vicarage”.
“Our Shepherd is departed, the fount of living water,/At whose passing the sun was darkened…Today the gates of death and their bars as well our Saviour has destroyed.”
“There was darkness over the earth.”
Reports of the Church’s decline ignore worldwide growth, even in such apparently unlikely places as Iran, and throughout much of the Muslim-majority world.
“Where charity and love are, there God is.”