Evangelical Alliance general director Steve Clifford has criticised the influential evangelical leader Steve Chalke for changing his stance on homosexuality. UK-based Baptist minister Chalke now believes that the Bible does not rule out faithful, committed same-sex partnerships. While Clifford raises important issues, he is ultimately unconvincing.
The leader of Tajikistan’s Islamic party will observe this week’s UK elections. Sadly, argues John Heathershaw, he may find little inspiration from the new wave of Christian candidates and parties who largely remain wedded to a narrow view of what counts as "God’s politics".