Considering how crucial women are to the Advent period and Christmas, it is wonderful to remember anew their example of faithful expectation; and their insights about what the coming baby represented. Christmas celebrates the bold faithfulness of lowly women – a teenage girl and an older woman. Elizabeth is introduced at the beginning of Luke’s … Continue reading God’s abundant love at Christmas
We need to involve ourselves in the grey – to pursue truth, clarify facts, correct lies, support victims, and hold governments and communities to account.
The Lionesses's win in football is encouraging us all to think about the benefits of sport at every level
Emotive words and placards leave no space for anyone who might want to pause for thought and acknowledge the moral complexities of being pro-life or pro-choice.
Is International Women's Day just a day for educated western women? The answer is NO!
During Advent we get to ponder the women in the Christmas story - Mary and her older cousin, Elizabeth, (as well as the five women named in Jesus’s genealogy). And Dürer painted the mystery and touching faith of these women.
There is a terrible mismatch between 'domestic' and 'abuse': in the place we should feel safest, there is terrible abuse for too many women
A wise man once wrote, “When the righteous become numerous, the people rejoice, but when the wicked dominate, the people moan.” How we moan and weep for the nation of Afghanistan this week as the Taliban swept into the capital city Kabul. Bent only on violence against the innocent, the Taliban certainly qualify as wicked. … Continue reading Weeping for women in Afghanistan
It’s the Olympics and in a year of confinement, millions of us are finding special enjoyment in watching the grace, strength and endurance of competitors. Clothing should help sportspeople perform to their best. There are rules that cover things like high tech running shoes so that the playing field is fairly level. But some sports … Continue reading Sport’s double standards
There are two key ideas here. Division and argument weakens our good news – we set off landmines in the fields rather than growing crops of goodness.