Christianity

The infantilism of Advent calendars for grown-ups

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Anything goes with Advent calendars

The best response to Islamism is Christianity

7 November 2020 9:00 am

It has become normal to think of the Islamist attacks in Europe as attacks on a secular way of life.…

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Godforsaken: religion is vanishing from American politics

6 October 2020 12:17 am

The United States has always been the world’s leading religious marketplace. Even before independence, the American colonies were more fervently…

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What does Kamala Harris really believe?

17 August 2020 8:39 pm

When Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris as his running mate, the Religion News Service reported that she ‘now considers herself…

There is no justification for turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

18 July 2020 9:00 am

It’s a mistake to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

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The conservative legal movement is dead

22 June 2020 12:18 am

Imagine if Sonia Sotomayor, once she got on the Supreme Court, started ruling like Clarence Thomas. I know, I know,…

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Is Black Lives Matter a religion for woke white people?

4 June 2020 9:51 pm

The most memorable footage of the Black Lives Matter protests, and perhaps the creepiest, doesn’t capture any acts of violence,…

Dion, one of the last living links to the earliest days of rock ’n’ roll

30 May 2020 9:00 am

He toured with Little Richard, sang with Van Morrison, inspired the Beatles and Paul Simon. Graeme Thomson talks to Dion, one of the last living links to the early days of street-corner rock ’n’ roll

Why we love requiems

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Alexandra Coghlan on the enduring appeal of requiems

The art of the hermit

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Holed up in her sixth-floor London flat, Laura Freeman finds solace in the art of the hermit

To hell with hell: Bart Ehrman debunks the Christian belief in perpetual torment

28 March 2020 9:00 am

Here is a sobering thought for anyone involved in the world of finance. Those who charge interest when they lend…

40 years on, Life of Brian has made the world a darker place

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I went to the Battle of Ideas at the Barbican last weekend, a free speech festival organised by the Brexit…

Patently insincere: Kanye’s Jesus is King reviewed

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Grade: B– Kanye West has found Jesus Christ. Lucky old Christ. If I were Christ I’d have hidden out a…

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The Democratic party’s post-Christian America

19 October 2019 12:52 am

The new Pew report doesn’t mince words in its headline: ‘In US, Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace.’ In…

Why Sodom and south Devon are a million miles apart

28 September 2019 9:00 am

We gathered around in the sunshine and watched the coffin being lowered into the freshly dug trench. Stratifications visible on…

Did Christianity make the western mind — or was it the other way round?

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Nobody can accuse Tom Holland of shying away from big subjects. Dominion is nothing less than a history of Christianity…

The West cannot survive without a re-energised belief in Christianity

10 August 2019 9:00 am

There is no faster way to get yourself classed as dim than by admitting that you hold religious belief, especially…

The joy of my grandson’s baptism

8 June 2019 9:00 am

They were putting the finishing touches to the giant tent as I drove up to Schloss Wolfsegg after an hour’s…

Celsus, St Peter and the curiosities of Christianity

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Last week Tom Holland reflected on the ‘utter strangeness’ of Christianity’s claim that Christ’s death on the cross was a…

Our churches aren’t perfect, but if we lose them we will all be worse off

27 April 2019 9:00 am

After hearing about the massacre in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, I went to church, happily sang the word God…

Finding hope in poetry, politics – and white Burgundy

27 April 2019 9:00 am

During the Middle Ages, some of the monastic halls which evolved into Oxbridge colleges allowed their younger inmates to indulge…

Thank God for western values

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Declarations of hope that Notre Dame can be resurrected have been much in evidence this Holy Week. Such is the…

Northern soul: Whitby Abbey was built on the site where the date of Easter was decided

Whitby Abbey is at the heart of Britain’s spiritual and literary history

20 April 2019 9:00 am

The 199 steps up to the ruins of Whitby Abbey are a pilgrimage; they always have been. And any good…

The daunting, uplifting prose of The Psalms

20 April 2019 9:00 am

As if in defiance of the BBC’s current obsession with programming designed to entice in that elusive young and modish…

What happened when an innocent Christian preacher was accused of Islamophobia?

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Being a street preacher can be a thankless business. Since moving to Britain from Nigeria nine years ago, 64-year-old Oluwole…