Climate Change, Welby and Apologies: ‘Mistakes have been made – but not by me’

Oh no. Here we go again. The Archbishop of Canterbury is once more in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Where to start? The Lord High Admiral of HMS Church of England has been opening his mouth at the current COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. One is tempted to ask why he is …

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Archbishop Welby apologizes again: for anti-semitic laws from 800 years ago

Credit: Blake Ezra Photography Another day, another apology from the Archbishop of Canterbury. Is this now his principal role? As Apologizer In Chief? Oh wait...that sounds familiar....yes, it's only a few weeks since I wrote those very words when commenting on a previous 'apology'. Good grief. Here we go again. One has to ask - …

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Bishop Bayes: ‘Let the world set the agenda for the Church of England’

Bishop Paul Bayes (Liverpool) In late June, Bishop Paul Bayes (Liverpool) made a keynote speech to the first National MOSAIC Conference. No, I hadn't heard of MOSAIC either. Apparently it is 'a church coalition which brings together campaigns on issues of race, ability, sexuality, gender and gender identity', according to the Church Times. You can …

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Dr Bernard Randall and the moral bankruptcy of the CofE leadership

I've been chewing over the latest failure of leadership to strike HMS Church of England and trying to find the right words to describe what I am seeing. You know you have a problem when the words you are juggling with include all of the following: amoralimmoralmorally weakmorally bankruptunethical The Rev Dr Bernard Randall was, …

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Jonathan Fletcher and the CofE: here’s another fine mess

Reading the recent 'independent' report into the case of Jonathan Fletcher, one-time vicar of Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon (ECW), is enough to make you despair. And not only of the failings of the Church of England, the Diocese of Southwark and all the other mitred and robed 'usual suspects' involved. Nobody emerges from this disaster unscathed …

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Inter-racial crime: media double standards?

Here’s a thought, dear readers.  Imagine, if you will, the responses from the media, ‘social justice “warriors”’, left-wing politicians and all the usual suspects to the following news item: “Two White teens aged 14 and 16 years are now facing second-degree murder charges after allegedly setting on fire a 53-year old Black man in his …

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