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Stop Defending God's Gender - They Don't Need One

Ellie Backhouse | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Ellie Backhouse

The latest efforts of some sections of the media to brand Oxford University a haven of over-zealous liberalism has forced Wycliffe Hall - a theologica...

Failing The 'Religious Test': Ancient Christianity's Opposition To Trump's Proposal To Prefer Christian Refugees

Casey Strine | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Politics
Casey Strine

Among the many reasons people across the world have been expressing outrage at the executive order on immigration signed by President Donald Trump, one of the lesser noted has been its advocacy of a "religious test" for migrants.

O Come All Ye Faithful...

Joshua Hepple | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Joshua Hepple

By embracing a truly modern approach to worship and inspiring a whole new generation of young Christians, Hillsong has to be respected and admired. They do some incredible charity work and appear to be going from strength to strength in terms of attracting new members to the church. It's just a shame that they are not quite as welcoming as they seem. I, for one, will not be going to Wembley Arena this Christmas.

Don't Give A Bible, BBC, There's A World Of Choice Out There!

Andrew Copson | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Andrew Copson

For non-Christians - the majority of Brits - the Bible isn't uniquely moral, uniquely important, or uniquely beautiful. Christian hegemony is out of date. Cast away on a desert island, people should be offered the book of their choice and we now have a whole wide world of inspiration to choose from.

Orlando: Why Must We Hate?

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Maggy Whitehouse

One day, we too may be at the wrong end of a gun, facing someone who believes we deserve to die. And then we may regret all the hours we wasted complaining, bitching and condemning those we thought were wrong and wish that we had spent more time dancing, loving and brightening life ourselves.

The Many Frenemies of Luke Kennard

Phil Brown | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Phil Brown

In the eleven years since Luke Kennard won the Eric Gregory Award for The Solex Brothers, he has released five collections, two pamphlets, a novella a...

Doomsday Prophet Claims Mercury Transit Could Spell The End Of The World

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK

Mercury will make a rare move across the sun on Monday – an important celestial event for stargazers and a portent of doom for some religious conspi...

St. Paul and the Women

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Maggy Whitehouse

I was never fond of St. Paul. His teachings on on women were always a challenge and I always wondered how he got the ascendency over the disciples who actually knew Jesus and managed to kick-start Christianity virtually single-handed.

What is a Christian?

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK
Maggy Whitehouse

Donald Trump, I can love you as a brother, I can see the wounded human being in your eyes. But I really don't think you - or anyone who believes in excluding the hurt, the poor, the different from the "accepted norm" or anyone who disagrees with your version of "the truth" - can be a Christian.

Someone Analysed The Bible And Quran To Discover Which Is More 'Violent'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

An analysis of the Bible and the Quran has found that violence and destruction are discussed more frequently in Christian scripture than in the Islami...

Will Vicars Growing a Beard Impress Muslims?

Jonathan Romain | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

The Bishop of London, the Right Rev Richard Chartres, has taken the extraordinary step of praising two of the vicars in his diocese not for their piety or self-sacrifice, but for growing their beards.

Why You Must Fight Tyson Fury, the 18 Stone Weakling

Richard Fry | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Sport
Richard Fry

I believe in free speech and uphold Fury's right to say what he wants. I am less supportive of a public-funded body who choose to reinforce hate-filled views via an awards nomination but I am glad I have a right to respond.

Jesus Was a Refugee, Would American Christians Have Left Him to Herod?

Adam Jung | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

"And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, an...

Gun-Maker Creates 'Muslim Terrorist Proof' Crusader Rifle Etched With Biblical Verse

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

A Florida gun-maker has created an assault rifle engraved with Bible verse, which will apparently prevent “Muslim terrorists” from using it. S...

AR-15 Engraved With Bible Verse To Stop It Being Used By 'Muslim Terrorists'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- How does an American gun seller make a rifle that can’t be used by “Muslim terrorists?” Engrave it with a Bible verse and a symbol o...

Gates To Ancient Biblical City That Was Home To Goliath Discovered In Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

An archaeological dig has unearthed the remains of an enormous gate which may have marked the entrance of a biblical city said to be home to the legen...

David Threlfall's Noah Begs Modern Questions

Jonathan Romain | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Romain

Forget about the millions missing Top Gear, the BBC are expecting record viewing figures for another programme next Monday (March 30): a made-for-television film about the life of Noah, with David Threlfall playing the lead role and moving from shameless to righteous.

Climate Change Is Too Important to Be Left to the Eco-Warriors

Joe Ware | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

Climate change is, at its core, an issue of injustice. Those that are least responsible for creating the problem, are the ones who are suffering the most. Livelihoods are being destroyed, people are forced to leave their homes and extreme weather events make widows and orphans.

God, Romance and Christopher Nolan or: Blinded by the Light

Stuart Laws | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Comedy
Stuart Laws

Religious texts are absolutely wide-open to interpretation, and for books that claim to contain the word of god, that is a potentially dangerous situation.

Should We Evangelise? Reflections, and Tips, From the World of Inter-Faith

Julian Bond | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Julian Bond

Our dialogues which both underpin and overarch our practical initiatives will include reflecting on what we might say together, and differently, about the mission of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad...

The Dark Side of Halloween: Witches, Demons and Death

Paul Beaumont | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

Europe has an unhappy history in the way it has dealt with the made up 'crime' of witchcraft over the centuries. Professor Owen Davis of the University of Hertfordshire estimates that between 30,000 and 50,000 people, mainly women, were executed after being found guilty in witchcraft trials between 1450 and 1780.

British Opinion Polls Reveal a Dramatic Decline in Impact of the Bible on the UK - Does This Spell the End of Christianity

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

A recently published review of opinion poll data, from 123 national sample surveys of the UK adult general population, documents dramatically declining allegiance to the Bible over recent years, even among regular churchgoers.

Losing God, Finding Life

Paul Beaumont | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

I was a Christian for 25 years. In that period, I believed some of it for some of the time. I probably never believed all of it; I don't think any Christians do, in reality, other than those who habitually blur the distinction between reality and fantasy. My faith gradually declined until in the few years leading up to my Big Surprise - the mid-life crisis...

'When Jesus Met Muhammad ...'

Julian Bond | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

How do we put in practice what our founders taught- if we did inter faith would come naturally and be an integral part of our own religious practice. So what would it be like if Jesus and Muhammad met? It's a question which intrigues and excites me.

'Snake Salvation' Preacher Dead From Rattlesnake Bite

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A pastor who regularly appeared in a reality TV show about snake handling in church has died – of a snakebite. Jamie Coots died on Saturday even...