Jenny Taylor's blog

Thatcher's religion

by Jenny Taylor - 17th April 2013

If ever there were a need for religious literacy in world affairs, it is today with the passing of Lady Thatcher.

For if commentators don’t take her faith into the overall account of her political career, it is not possible to understand her.

People got hurt.  But the country itself was dying.  People have short memories.  Or else they were cocooned from what menaced Britain up to the 1970s and beyond. 

Edward Heath had declared a State of Emergency five times in three years.

The communist-inspired strikes that

Read more »

Archbishop Welby: 'We will re-convert the country'

By Guest Blogger Andrew Atherstan

Archbishop Justin Welby very seldom uses the E-word – ‘Evangelical’. He mentions it only when amongst friends. Speaking at New Wine, for example, in 2006 he declared: ‘I’m an orthodox Bible-believing Evangelical ... Scripture is my final authority for all matters of life and of doctrine.’ But it’s not a label he usually chooses to define himself.

Read more »

Emotionally unprotected sex

Speaking at last week’s Westminster Faith Debate on sexualization, I was struck by two things – first, that I was the only one on the panel or in the dialogue afterwards who mentioned how liberating Christian teaching on the body is.

And the second was how dominant the Jewish view of sex and marriage has become: almost the default position now.

Read more »

Featured Publication

  • The price of freedom denied

    This is a seminal work. The focus is religious freedom - ‘the orphan of human rights’ – and its denial across much of the world.