Commentary

Regular comment and analysis from some of our staff and associates.

  • December 24, 2015

    “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.” (Luke 2.1)

  • December 23, 2015

    At Christmas, it's good to remember that almost all people are full of kindness, and all around us people are doing good things.

  • December 23, 2015

    “And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, “His name is John.” And they all marvelled.” (Luke 1.63)

  • December 22, 2015

    On the afternoon of 11 September 2001, an unknown political advisor used a phrase which has become part of the political and cultural lexicon.

  • December 22, 2015

    “For God has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.” (Luke 1. 48)

  • December 21, 2015

    “For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.” (Luke 1. 44).

  • December 20, 2015

    St Paul's letter to the Philippians speaks of  "The peace of God, which passes all understanding, and that will keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of Jesus the Christ.”

  • December 18, 2015

    “John replied, ‘Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely’.” (Luke 3.14b)

  • December 17, 2015

    It was very heartening to see Conservative MP Jeremy Lefroy speaking out against the proposed cut to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • December 17, 2015

    “If the house is honourable, let your peace come upon it.” (Matthew 9.13)

  • December 16, 2015

    “The Lord sent me to prophesy against this house and this city.” (Jeremiah 26.12)

  • December 15, 2015

    Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.” (Mark 6. 4)

  • December 14, 2015

    Peter asked, ‘Who then is the faithful and wise steward?’” (Luke 12. 42) God’s inviting presence is not something that can be quarantined to certain times of the week or year.

  • December 13, 2015

    Church of England leaders have signalled both welcome and rejection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families and friends in the same week.

  • December 13, 2015

    In chapter 11 of Matthew’s Gospel Jesus speaks of his forerunner, the spiky and angular prophet known to us as John the Baptist.

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