Category - doing god

  • 8 Oct 2012

    A new initiative to open up conversation about Christian faith in the modern world is inviting people in the street to express a view about 'God matters'.

  • 7 Apr 2012

    The Guardian’s ‘Comment is Free’ asked, ‘Is it OK for Prime Ministers to do God in public?

    I would be delighted if they ‘did’ God: it’s when they talk about God I feel nauseous.

  • 5 Oct 2010

    It is easy to be won over by the universal moral or religious principles espoused by a skilled rhetorician such as Tony Blair. However, John Heathershaw argues that in politics, from university league tables to the war in Iraq, God is in the details.

  • 5 Oct 2010

    In its literal sense "doing God" is a theological nonsense. Christianity itself suggests you can only really respond to an invitation to join in what God is already doing, says Jonathan Bartley. Nevertheless, the debate about it acts as a useful warning to politicians not to suck up to the religious, and to Christians to live out the values of the Gospel rather than defending their self-interest.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    Measuring the number of times politicians mention or don't mention God misses the point, says Simon Barrow. The issue is whether the subversive language of the Gospel can challenge top-down religious and political systems.

  • 18 Sep 2008
  • 25 Nov 2007

    Australians have voted for change, says David Wood. The new premier is a Christian, but he points to a tradition which is outward looking and generous, not insular.