Holy Week

Happy Easter, everyone! When I was a conveyancing solicitor, Maundy Thursday was the most popular day to complete house purchases. It probably still is, and it’s not hard to see why. For most people in Britain, Easter is a fantastic holiday. It gives you a four or...

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Time travel with magic by IS

My friend and cover-artist Ian Storer has previously written for this blog. He will shortly be publishing “Taken Things”, the first in a series of tales set around the so-called Unnatural History Museum, the workplace of Dr Speedwell and Polly Nightingale. I asked him to...

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The book and the book

(I have no intention of explaining how the dialogue which I now offer to the public fell into my hands.) Paperback book: Buy me! Buy me! I am handsome and traditional, and completely distinct from all my brothers and sisters. We are all beautiful individuals. Electronic book:...

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Four little words

I know adding words to the Bible is not generally approved, but hey. Fairly recently, I was reading the Sermon on the Mount, and I noticed something that had never struck me before. (In what follows, all Bible quotations are from my trusty RSV. The words...

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Oxfam and sex

This news story is developing every day. These thoughts may have been overtaken by events by the time you read them. It is alleged that while working in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, some fairly high-ranking Oxfam employees had sex with prostitutes....

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A sensitive issue

This post may offend. I think I've said this before, but this time it really may. My impression is that one of the reason why some Christians in America could not and would not consider voting for Hillary Clinton was that her feminism included a strong...

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