Britain’s Jews aren’t safe

18 February 2024 8:07 pm

The explosion of hatred and extremism prompted by the October 7 massacre was never going to limit itself to the…

What Jesus taught us

16 December 2023 9:00 am

The real problem with ChatGPT is that it can never make a joke

25 November 2023 9:00 am

When Andy Stanton commands the AI program to tell him a story about a blue whale with a tiny penis, the result, as it unfolds, drives him a bit insane

Has the Vatican abandoned beauty?

15 July 2023 9:00 am

Has the Vatican abandoned beauty?

The making of Mecca

11 June 2023 5:30 pm

Later this year, over two million Muslims will travel to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, for the Hajj, one the five pillars…

High life

20 May 2023 9:00 am


13 May 2023 9:00 am

The Anglican priests charged with exorcising evil spirits

13 May 2023 9:00 am

The Anglican priests charged with exorcising evil spirits

In defence of the Free Church of Scotland

23 February 2023 5:24 pm

Recent days have shown an upsurge of interest in a small Presbyterian church (the Free Church of Scotland, colloquially referred…

Cardinal Pell’s righteous fury at the Vatican’s theological direction

12 January 2023 12:06 am

Cardinal Pell, a former head of Vatican finances, does not criticise Pope Francis directly in the piece he’s written for…

AA only admits the right sort of alcoholics

1 October 2022 9:00 am

The support group groupies have issued another ban. They have attempted to slap an exclusion order on another long-standing member,…

The Archbishop of Canterbury has risen to the occasion

10 September 2022 4:01 am

Archbishop Justin Welby has done a good job of relating the Queen’s virtues to her Christian faith. This is no…

Salman Rushdie overcame his fear

13 August 2022 8:13 pm

After Ayatollah Khomeini ordered Muslims to kill him for publishing The Satanic Verses in 1989, Julian Barnes gave Salman Rushdie…

An intense slab of religiosity: Nick Cave's Seven Psalms reviewed

16 July 2022 9:00 am

 Grade: B There has always been a seriousness and intelligence about Nick Cave quite at odds with that which usually…

Why the Bible still matters

19 June 2022 6:35 pm

If you look to our schools and universities, you will not see a serious engagement with the Bible as part…

How Putin weaponised the Russian Orthodox church

16 April 2022 9:00 am

How Putin weaponised the Russian Orthodox church

Why the destruction of Ukraine’s churches matters

2 April 2022 9:00 am

The destruction of Ukraine’s churches

Is the Virgin Mary being sidelined by Rome?

2 April 2022 9:00 am

The Catholic church has always venerated Mary (‘Mother of God’) above other saints. But in recent years there has been…

Kirill, the Patriarch in league with Putin

26 March 2022 9:00 am

The Patriarch in league with Putin

Dostovesky and Putin’s useful idiots

11 March 2022 2:49 am

When I was 17 I heard the name Dostovesky, and was enthralled. Just the name felt so glamorously intellectual, so…

The churches must stay open

26 December 2021 6:00 pm

Hooray for Cardinal Vincent Nichols, who used the one day of the year when his pronouncements are amplified by the…

Our new era of Jewish-Muslim relations

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Reactions to the recent passing of F.W. de Klerk transported me back to my childhood in South Africa. The horror…

How to cure what ails the NHS

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Wrong cure Sir: In referring to the UK as the highest-spending European nation in healthcare proportionate to GDP (‘Hospital pass’,…

A brief history of the death of God

18 December 2021 9:00 am

A few weeks after Friedrich Nietzsche bragged to an admirer that he had completed a ruthless attack on our Lord,…