Jill Segger's blog

Faith and politics: speaking truth to our own power

Speaking truth to power is a blade with two edges.

Does the truth prosper among you? A question for our own time

“‘What is truth?’, said Jesting Pilate and would not stay for an answer.” Francis Bacon’s enduring comment on the frustrated Roman functionary, adjudicating the quar

Fake news, gaslighting and the truth that can be known

Three or four years ago, we still had some trust in politicians.

Armed Forces Day and the risky people

“The Armed Forces have decided your vigil will not prove a risk to their display”.

Faith, hope and an old photograph

We live in a time of rapid change: in technology, politics, beliefs and in perceptions of each other.

The virtues of others: learning to take risks for inclusion

High white hoardings behind which earth-moving equipment growls and gouges, and men in yellow helmets appear on rising

In praise of standing back

Responses to the results of last week's local elections offer a cautionary tale about the impulse to rush into comment an

Charles Windsor's Kipling fantasy

There could scarcely have been a less opportune time to remark on the relationship of skin colour to nationality.

Easter, April foolery and the Resurrection Life

Prior to this year, Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day last coincided in 1956 and will next do so in 2029.

A fanfare for the uncommon (wo)man

The man on the Clapham omnibus, the m