Author Archives: Kevin

About Kevin

I am a fifty-something financial-planner, graduating in 2015 with an MA in Theology and now pursuing a PhD in Enlightenment History in my spare (!) time. I am married and have two grown-up kids.

The Christian origins of Western Science

One of the joys of Christmas has been receiving as presents books that have lurked enticingly on my Wishlist for the last year.  One such is Adrian Tinniswood’s excellent history of The Royal Society, subtitled ‘& The Invention of Modern … Continue reading

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On the value of courses

I have the privilege of being part of a team at Highfields Church which has been running Christianity Explored (CE) courses, thrice-yearly, for the past twenty years.  CE, or as we like to call it at Highfields, Explore, is a very focused, … Continue reading

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Whence human rights?

So, Dr. David Mackereth has lost his employment tribunal hearing over his refusal to use ‘transgender pronouns’ in his professional capacity (26 years as an A&E Doctor).  As always, these judgements make for fascinating reading, if only to demonstrate the … Continue reading

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Regrets, I’ve had a few

I function, currently, within a strange kind of hinterland that exists near the zone we call ‘retirement’.  This consists of reduced hours, the handing over of responsibilities, a kind of tentative dalliance with this new state of being, whilst at … Continue reading

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Modern-Day Slavery in Britain

If you have not watched the recently-screened Panorama documentary, on the topic of organised slavery in the UK, then you really ought to.  It’s not a pleasant experience, because it tells us a lot about the unwholesome practices which are … Continue reading

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Well, it’s been five years

It is not the kind of milestone that any parent relishes the idea of – on July 26th, we passed the fifth anniversary of Greg’s departure from this world.  It’s not an event which one even feels comfortable about remembering, … Continue reading

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The right to one’s own beliefs

The Court of Appeal hearing for the Felix Ngole case was heard in the Royal Courts of Justice on the 12th & 13th March 2019.  The case reference is C1/2017/3073 and the transcript was licensed and released under the Open … Continue reading

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