Culture

Andrew Lloyd Webber's vision to drag churches into the 21st century

  Seemingly from out of nowhere, Andrew Lloyd Webber, who we might expect to be a little distracted by his 'babe' Nicole Scherzinger performing in the recently revived Cats, has announced that he is on a visionary mission to restore churches to the centre of their…

#ChristmasMeans anything but peace on earth

  Today marks the official  start of the Church of England's #ChristmasMeans Twitter campaign. Church congregations and clergy are being encouraged to get out their smartphones to let the Twittersphere know…

The myth of the undeserving poor

  Unlike most Christian initiatives, this week's Feeding Britain report on poverty and foodbank use has whipped up a media storm filling up plenty of column inches and broadcast minutes. And it…

Songs of Praise goes ecumenical

  It seems that Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC's Head of Religion & Ethics, essentially agrees with the Bishop of Truro: the Church of England will be dead in six years,…

The queer case of the gay cake

This is a guest post by the Rev’d Peter Ould – a Church of England priest, consultant statistician and former blogger with an interest in the topic of human sexuality…