Commentary

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

  • April 19, 2007
  • April 18, 2007

    The Archbishop of Canterbury suggests a patient Christian dialogue with scripture and each other. But Jeffrey John's critics lambasted his views on the Cross before they had even read them.

  • April 18, 2007

    Simon Barrow asks how we can regain and sense of proportion, love and justice in arguments about the Bible and many other things in church and public life.

  • April 18, 2007

    Hilary Benn wants to end the nomenclature of a 'war on terror', but he does not seem to have abandoned the 'clash of civilizations' or proposed any real alternative, writes Michael Marten.

  • April 18, 2007
  • April 18, 2007

    The latest US shooting atrocity, at Virginia Tech University, is another tragic embodiment of American worship of the gun, says Tim Nafziger.

  • April 16, 2007

    Some say that without religion everything would be nice and rational. Hmmnnn...

  • April 16, 2007

    Simon Barrow gives an overview of three scholarly contributions by Kenneth Cragg, perhaps the world's leading interpreter of the relations between the Semitic faiths and their encounters with Western culture.

  • April 15, 2007

    In addition to long-term work involving a substantial investment of time, training and commitment, Christian Peacemaker Teams sends short-term (7-14 day) delegations into crisis settings around the world.

  • April 15, 2007

    Easter is awkward for the church, because its revolutionary message leaves it nowhere to hide religiously, politically or intellectually, argues Simon Barrow.

  • April 14, 2007

    In the brutality of the crucifixion, the political and religious order that put Jesus to death was laid bare. But the church has sweetened and sanitised its saviour far more than chocolatiers can ever do, says Jonathan Bartley.

  • April 12, 2007

    Peace and justice means more than political expediency, argues Timothy Seidel - and behind the fashionable rhetoric of 'two states' for Palestine/Israel lie some highly dubious agendas.

  • April 12, 2007

    We need to ask deeper questions about the 'punishment and reward' theology of targets, markets and excellence that has come to dominate health policy, suggests Savi Hensman.

  • April 12, 2007

    Both the Easter story and recent political dramas in the Middle East highlight deep questions about power, says Colin Morris. They show that the power of life is about persuasion.

  • April 10, 2007

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