I would suggest that as a nation we have not only failed to embody the values that were once thought of (probably inaccurately) as being peculiarly associated with these islands, but we have succumbed to a set of characteristics that are all too prevalent throughout the modern world.
There is a candle there which continually burns in remembrance of them. I like to think my candle is symbolic of the everlasting flame of Christianity which burns inside me illuminating my soul. I am now ready to move onto the next chapter in my life.
I am looking forward to my Christianity growing. My church is welcoming, fun and friendly. I would encourage anyone who is curious about Christianity to pay a visit to St John's.
This year we mark our 70th anniversary, but like all charities we need to move with the times and embrace new technologies in order to make it easier for people with busy lives to donate at a time convenient to them.
enying people the right of association based on an ideological factor, among other things, sets a dangerous precedent. To conclude, I do regret various factors connected with organised religion, but that does not mean that the very principle of it is regrettable.
I do not know how evangelicals will vote in this election; a number of people I talk to have still not made up their minds. I have confidence, however, that evangelicals will play a significant part in the election. I have a still greater confidence that, in the years ahead, the role of evangelicals in the political process will be very significant indeed.
Today, as I contemplate the serious decision of who I should vote for, I have a key concern. Do I have deep enough reasons for voting? Or am I - are we all - being steamrollered into casting my vote for parties and politicians caught up in a system that promotes self-interest over the common good?
In November last year I travelled with a photographer to the Sundarbans, on the north east Indian coastline, to investigate the impact of climate change in an area at particular risk from global warming.
What Farage (and Christian Concern) have in mind are civil registrars who don't want to marry same-sex couples, guest house owners who don't want to serve gay and bisexual people and teachers who would rather not say anything positive about Muslims.
The influx into Kurdistan of over 100,000 Christians from Mosul as part of a wider exodus last August sparked immediate action by Christians in the capital, Erbil and internationally.
Despite the horrors of conflicts like those in the Middle East and central Africa, or the outbreak of diseases like Ebola, we have made immense progress in building a safer, freer, more prosperous world. But it isn't yet a fair one, and not everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Today at BP's AGM investors passed a resolution requiring the company to dramatically change its reporting to shareholders on climate change. This is the first time in the UK that a major group of institutional investors has filed a shareholder resolution on an environmental issue. It is the first time that such a resolution has been approved by a company's investors.
Could the message of Easter be that even from the worst loss in history, God can create a different kind of miraculous goodness, that transcends our childish need for simple victory? Isn't that the beauty of Christianity generally?
Justin Butcher's Devil's Passion is a welcome antidote to the dull and done to death, a light sandblasting for jaded souls. It's also a timely piece, casting Jesus in the role of extremist preacher, whose dangerous ideas have the potential to cause untold instability in the Middle East and here at home
The church is rightly finding its voice again, calling for example at this election time for a "fresh moral vision". A vision where people are paid a decent living wage for the work they do, where the vulnerable are cared for and respected. Where government institutions treat people as people not numbers on a balance sheet.
This Friday, Christian people around the world will commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Many will attend Church services and get together with their families to honour the most solemn day in their calendar.