Christianity

The magic of manuscripts

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Nothing captures medieval life more vividly than a manuscript that has passed through many hands, says Jonathan Sumption

Paradise and paradox: an inner pilgrimage into John Milton

2 October 2021 9:00 am

When E. Nesbit published Wet Magic in 1913 (a charming novel in which the children encounter a mermaid), she took…

The Church Closers’ Charter must be torn up

25 September 2021 9:00 am

The demise of the Church’s heritage is not inevitable

Can we talk about Emma Raducanu's Christianity?

16 September 2021 4:36 pm

I’ve just been looking at photographs of Emma Raducanu again, this time focusing on her upper chest. She usually wears…

My literary heroes have led me astray

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad   Good manners aside, what I miss nowadays is a new, intelligent, finely acted movie. Never have I seen…

The fight for the future of the Church of England

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The fight for the future of the Church of England

What’s the harm in opening the church doors?

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The end of summer 2021, the end of the great British staycation. I sat on the grass outside the post…

For Afghan Christians, the Taliban takeover is a nightmare

18 August 2021 4:00 pm

Christians in Afghanistan have been paralyzed with fear at the news that the Taliban has taken control of the country.…

Is this the last chance to save the Church of England?

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Is this the last chance to save the Church of England

The plot against religious education

6 July 2021 11:08 pm

Faith is not the declining force that some secularists believe or indeed desire it to be. Even here in the UK,…

In praise of Kate Forbes's Christian faith

22 May 2021 5:00 pm

Politics tends to attract people who consider themselves and their every mundane word and deed an example of great bravery.…

Why Thomas Becket still divides opinion

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The verdict is still out on Thomas Becket, says Dan Hitchens, but there’s no doubting the brilliance of the art he inspired

The C of E’s misguided obsession with statues

15 May 2021 9:00 am

In the wake of a pandemic, why is the C of E obsessing about statues?

The C of E has fallen for anti-Christian theories of race

1 May 2021 9:00 am

The C of E has fallen for anti-Christian theories of race

Starmer will regret his submission to liberal intolerance

7 April 2021 3:15 am

Keir Starmer obviously regrets visiting Jesus House last week because of the furore it has caused in his own party.…

‘Spiritual but not religious’: the rise of consumerism in church

3 April 2021 9:00 am

The problems with ‘Spiritual but not Religious’

What Mormons like me really believe

3 April 2021 9:00 am

We Mormons really aren’t that different

How 20th-century artists rescued the Crucifixion

27 March 2021 9:00 am

Two millennia ago, in the outer reaches of the empire, the Romans performed a routine execution of a Galilean rebel.…

What would a conversion therapy ban mean for gay Christians like me?

17 March 2021 5:20 pm

As a gay Christian, I’m worried about the calls to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’. Of course, it’s right that gay…

What the Pope's visit means for Iraq

7 March 2021 7:01 pm

You could be forgiven for taking a cynical view of Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq this weekend. How could the…

A defence of the Church of England

13 February 2021 9:00 am

The Church of England is changing – for the better

Letters: The Church of England’s Covid shame

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Paradise lost Sir: After reading Jonathan Beswick (‘Critical mass’, 16 January) I am writing to express the shame I feel…

When will Britain take a stand against Pakistan?

21 January 2021 3:22 am

Well, now that we’re all fired up about Britain’s moral role in the world courtesy of Theresa May, who is…

Why can’t Justin Welby praise a Tory?

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Justin Welby is having a holiday and people are unhappy about it. He plans, in May, to take a three-month…

It’s been a tough year for socialites

19 December 2020 9:00 am

New York Here we go again, the annual holiest of holies is upon us, although to this oldie last Christmas…