Simon Barrow

  • 20 Mar 2007

    Simon Barrow says that beyond the popular scriptural fantasising which feeds much religion on the internet, there are processes of scriptural reasoning which produce a dynamic, fruitful bond between the Bible to lived reality.

  • 17 Mar 2007

    Simon Barrow appraises an effective and lively potted history of Christian thought throughout the ages.

  • 17 Mar 2007

    Simon Barrow charts the struggle for an elected second chamber, the anomaly of Lords Spiritual, and a lurking theological question

  • 10 Mar 2007

    Norman Kember’s experience as a hostage in Iraq is part of a journey of dissent from the supposed logic of violence

  • 8 Mar 2007

    The land, hope and glory of Jerusalem is best viewed from the wilderness

  • 26 Feb 2007

    Parliamentary rebellion is not quite what it used to be. Many of us recall the colourful heyday of ‘the beast of Bolsover’, Dennis Skinner MP, the backbencher who usurped the best seats, scowling leftist disapproval of Thatcherite policies and Labour fudges. His acerbic wit was a refreshing antidote to the bland reassurances of routine political rhetoric.

  • 26 Jan 2007

    It would appear that the most senior figures in the English Catholic and Anglican churches have no real idea just how bad they look to a massive number of people right now. Living in something of an ecclesial cocoon, they express "shock" at the reaction to their determination to discriminate. I refer, of course, to the unseemly row over the Equality Act 2006 (due to be implemented on 6 April 2007) and Catholic adoption agencies.

  • 21 Jan 2007

    Simon Barrow suggests a different understanding of ecumenism

  • 14 Jan 2007

    “Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day”, remarked Albert Camus, the existentialist philosopher of life in the face of the absurd. An atheist himself, he also once challengingly declared: “What the world requires of the Christians is that they should continue to be Christians.” You don't get more theological than that.

  • 8 Jan 2007

    Reasoning with the mystery of incarnation