Symon Hill's blog

David Cameron wants us to remember Jesus' birth, not his life.

David Cameron has just released his Christmas message, calling on us to mark the birth of Jesus and to remember those who are hungry or lonely at Christmas.

Did Jesus believe in saving money?

David Cameron likes to describe people who work hard and save money as those who "do the right thing".

Bombing Syria: A handy guide to militarist euphemisms

As I write, the UK Parliament is debating government proposals to send troops to bomb Syria.

More famous parables reconsidered

Last week saw the publication of my new book, The Upside-Down Bible: What Jesus really said about money

Offended by the Lord's Prayer? You should be!

There has been a minor media storm over the decision of certain cinema chains to withdraw a Church of England advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer.

The Upside-Down Bible: Labourers in the vineyard and zero-hour contracts

My new book, The Upside-Down Bible: What Jesus really said about money, sex and violence, will be p

Being a pacifist on 11 November

In the last few weeks, I have been accused of cowardice, ingratitude, stupidity, disloyalty, insulting veterans, despising Britain, encoura

Remembrance Day: Why should former soldiers have to rely on charity?

I recently blogged about how the Royal British Legion – who produce the red poppy – insist that Remembrance Day should honour only the British military dead.

Who is the red poppy designed to remember? The answer might surprise you

Many people in the UK wear a red poppy at this time of year out of a laudable desire to honour and remember the victims of war.

The mistake of Corbyn's opponents

What is the job of a Leader of the Opposition?