Christianity

Charles Moore’s Notes: Trying to reach a global agreement on anything is a waste of time

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Speaking on the Today programme on Monday, Sir David Attenborough, who wants a global agreement to control carbon emissions, pointed…

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Has the Archbishop of Canterbury forsaken God?

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The Archbishop of Canterbury, we heard during the BBC’s Songs of Praise broadcast last Sunday, ‘doubted God’ after the Paris…

The many fights over the Lord’s Prayer

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Amen corner Digital Cinema Media, a company which distributes adverts to cinemas, refused to allow an advert which involves the…

Standing figure of the ancient Egyptian god Horus, wearing Roman military costume, 1st–2nd century AD and Seated figure of the ancient Egyptian god Horus, wearing Roman military costume, 1st–2nd century AD

Egypt: where gods are born and go to die

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Over the stupefyingly long course of Egyptian history, gods have been born and they have died. Some 4,000 years ago,…

Agincourt was neither necessary, nor great. We’re mad to celebrate it

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Can anyone explain this sudden enthusiasm for Agincourt, that unexpected victory over the French, now being celebrated, or rather commemorated,…

The people who really need the Pope's help

26 September 2015 8:00 am

On Tuesday, Pope Francis set foot in the United States for the first time in his life. His plane touched…

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…

Millions of us honestly don’t know what our duty is to migrants – and Christianity doesn’t help

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Proximity shouldn’t make a difference — should it? We were on a beach on the European side of the Mediterranean,…

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The contagious madness of the new PC

29 August 2015 9:00 am

It’s becoming pretty clear, as the year rolls on, that some of our brightest youngsters have gone round the bend.…

Who would have thought that about Ted Heath? Well…

8 August 2015 9:00 am

In another blow for freedom and the protection of the vulnerable, Conservative MP Mark Spencer has suggested that anti-terror legislation…

Can Putin ban homosexuality and endorse polygamy? Yes he can

8 August 2015 9:00 am

Homosexuality may not be tolerated in today’s Russia, nor political dissent. Polygamy, though, is a different matter. Ever since news…

Tim Farron, an evangelical Christian, is the victim of a secular inquisition

25 July 2015 9:00 am

I wonder who will win the battle for Tim Farron’s soul — the Guardianistas or God? This is assuming that…

God’s management consultants: the Church of England turns to bankers for salvation

18 July 2015 9:00 am

A new mood has taken hold of Lambeth Palace. Officials call it urgency; critics say it is panic. The Church…

Meet the Tories’ Welsh Wizard: an interview with Stephen Crabb

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Blue collars are all the rage in the Tory party these days, which makes Stephen Crabb a very fashionable cabinet…

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is greeted by Pope Francis during the Ordinary Public Consistory at St. Peter's Basilica in February (Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty)

Benedict XVI leaves Rome to deliver a coded message to his supporters

11 July 2015 9:00 am

One of the finest speeches Benedict XVI ever delivered was about sacred music. It is a small masterpiece, in which…

Has A.N. Wilson reached the last port of call on the tempestuous sea of faith?

11 July 2015 9:00 am

A.N. Wilson has had a tempestuous journey on the sea of faith. His first port of call was St Stephen’s…

How a prayer became business speak

4 July 2015 9:00 am

No doubt you, too, have had the feeling, upon glancing at an article in a paper picked up in a…

Letters: Booming churches, brilliant Swedes and who gets the VC

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Growing congregations Sir: I would like to take issue with Damian Thompson (‘Crisis of faith’, 13 June) and his assertions…

2067: the end of British Christianity

13 June 2015 9:00 am

It’s often said that Britain’s church congregations are shrinking, but that doesn’t come close to expressing the scale of the…

The battle of Lepanto, October 1571

From Barbary corsairs to people-traffickers: the violence of the Mediterranean

30 May 2015 9:00 am

With summer on its way, thoughts turn south to olive groves and manicured vineyards, to the warm water and hot…

An Armenian orphan in 1915. Hundreds of thousands of Christian women and children who survived the genocide suffered forced conversion to Islam

At last: a calm, definitive account of the Armenian genocide

18 April 2015 9:00 am

For most of us, the centenary of the Great War means recalling the misery and sacrifices of the Western Front:…

Original sin makes us better people. I wish Muslims believed in it

11 April 2015 9:00 am

These days, on the subject of Islam, non-Muslims have mostly divided into two camps — though there’s a little wandering…

Why Pope Francis could be facing a Catholic schism

11 April 2015 9:00 am

A scurrilous rumour recently swept Rome: the Pope had summoned the Vatican’s finance czar over his expenses. When Cardinal George…

Did Mrs Thatcher ‘do’ God? Denis thought so, and he should know, says Charles Moore

11 April 2015 9:00 am

As I swink in the field of Thatcher studies, this book brings refreshment. It is a welcome and rare. Far…

Why wasn’t there more about the other faiths over Easter on the BBC?

11 April 2015 9:00 am

There was no shortage of Easter music and talks across the BBC networks with a sunrise service on Radio 4…