Simon Barrow

  • April 14, 2018

    Syria is one bloody mess at present. President Assad is grasping back control of a country wracked by civil war through brutal, ruthless and savage means.

  • November 9, 2016

    One of the consolations and trials of being plugged into digital media is that you’re never alone with your feelings in a moment of tumult like the election of Donald Trump as the 45th P

  • September 21, 2016

    The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Peace is marked and celebrated on 21 September each year.

  • July 18, 2016

    It is almost certain that the Westminster Parliament will this evening approve the expenditure of what will apparently be £31 billion immediately, and some £205 billion in the long run, on a renewe

  • June 23, 2016

    As the UK referendum on the EU takes place today (23 June 2016), I find myself thousands of miles away. It's a strange and emotionally tangled feeling.

  • November 29, 2015

    Advent, the season of expectation, begins today

    In biblical times it started with an unexpected messenger (angel) announcing an ordinary event in an unlikely place to a lowly person.

  • September 18, 2015

    One year on from the 'life-changing' independence referendum, Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow looks back on his own involvement in the campaign and its p[ositive significance for Scotland, the British and Irish isles, Europe and beyond.

  • July 9, 2015

    It would be quite misleading to describe the 2015 Summer Budget as a “one nation budget” or as favouring “working families” and “giving the nation a pay rise” in any meaningful sense, says Simon Barrow. On the contrary it hits low income households and disabled people, and will increase further Britain’s alarming levels of inequality.

  • January 23, 2015

    We have suddenly become a world that talks about inequality. That's certainly better than not talking about it. But waxing lyrical about a concern and doing something about it are not the same thing, says Simon Barrow, pointing to the deeper issues calling for action.

  • January 11, 2015

    Academics and church leaders are among those mourning the loss of Edward Farley, a scholar and writer of "constructive theology", who died at the end of last year (2014) at the age of 85. Simon Barrow looks at his legacy and significance for practical and applied theology.