Theo Hobson

Holy snowflakes: why young believers need to accept faith is controversial

14 April 2018 9:00 am

As well as writing about religion, I have always been an amateur religious artist. Recently I’ve been getting a bit…

Act of faith: Sybil Thorndike as Saint Joan, c.1924, in George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan’

Why does drama always end up sneering at religion?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Religion remains a surprisingly popular subject for plays. It’s partly because there’s already a core of theatricality there, in the…

How God could save Jeremy Corbyn

26 September 2015 8:00 am

On religion, Jeremy Corbyn is interestingly moderate, circumspect — not the angry atheist you might expect. In a recent interview…

Adultery websites should be as unacceptable as race-hate websites

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The website illicitencounters.com connects married people who are interested in straying, in cheating on their spouses. Or, as the website…

Tinder went looking for fresh flesh – and accidentally found me

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Through some freak accident of PR, I was invited to an event organised by Tinder. If you’re over 40 or…

Why calling for an ‘Islamic Reformation’ is lazy and historically illiterate

7 February 2015 9:00 am

It’s been said for years now: Islam needs its reformation. Some centuries ago, Christianity ditched its theocratic impulse and affirmed…

Rowan Williams has been reading too much Wittgenstein

27 September 2014 8:00 am

It used to seem rather obvious that the world was full of evidence for God. These days, theologians no longer…

A gangster called Capitalism and its vanquisher The Common Good

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Once upon a time, a powerful unkillable beast menaced the nation. It had to be tamed. It could only be…

The return of God: atheism's crisis of faith

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Like any movement or religion, atheism has ambitions. Over the years it has grown and developed until it has become…