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More contagious than Coronavirus

Since late February, our lives have been dominated by Coronavirus.  The news about, and the implications of, the pandemic have been relentless and overwhelming.  It has been almost impossible to consider any single aspect of human society which has not … Continue reading

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Academic freedom and religious freedom are connected

Earlier this month, I wrote a short piece about the toxic impact of ‘cancel culture’, especially as it is impacting upon higher education.  It is worth noting that the introduction of reductionist ideologies within the secondary school system means that … Continue reading

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The ubiquity of cancel culture

‘Cancel Culture’ may not be new, but it’s suddenly gone mainstream.  Perhaps it’s a secondary symptom of the COVID-19 virus. It seems that those who are doing the ‘cancelling’ are keen that our awareness of what is going on needs … Continue reading

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Coming out of COVID?

Like most organisations, the implications of some kind of post-COVID-19 reboot for a charity I support are enormous.  Running a visitor centre, where people have the temerity to move about, requires immensely detailed precautionary measures.  Visitors have the right to feel … Continue reading

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If I had a hammer…

There is a statue of Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846) set into the walls of St. John’s College, Cambridge.  Clarkson, the anti-slavery activist, whose ‘History of the Abolition of the Slave Trade’ (published 1808) became the textbook associated with the abolitionist agenda, worked … Continue reading

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On the value of Camus

Recently, I had the pleasure of interacting with Dr. Chris Watkin (Monash University, Melbourne) on the subject of Albert Camus’ The Plague.  This took the form of a webinar, hosted by Christian Heritage Cambridge, the content of which has been recorded … Continue reading

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Christians and pandemic politics

Well, the Donald has well and truly put his foot in it with those unscripted, typically Trumpesque ruminations about disinfectants and the like.  To judge from the tidal wave of memes foaming through social media, you’d think that this was … Continue reading

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Putative pandemic prospects?

Eve Willis, an atheist, has written a piece in Prospect magazine, entitled During coronavirus, even trusting in science feels like a form of faith. There’s much here to agree with, and Willis’s piece accurately reflects the increasingly conflicted nature of … Continue reading

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Resurrection Lockdown

It is almost inevitable that the current CoronaVirus Quarantine may have given rise to more opportunity for both reading and writing.  And for myself, now that we are in Easter Week, it has led to an extended reflection on how … Continue reading

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The culture of death

It’s never very far away, that opportunistic nihilism, venturing forth under cover of COVID-19 in order to bulk up its trophy-bag.  Whilst the NHS and even the Government, are beavering away to save as many lives as possible, it is … Continue reading

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