Category Archives: Christianity

Entries concerned with Christianity.

A guide to liberal faith: from a liberal

Most people are surprised when I tell them that I am a man of faith. Not because I'm some sort of deviant who left the rails of righteousness many years ago, but because I've always portrayed myself as a man of reason and logic, and I've spoken about my love and interest of science, in particular, astronomy. Now there may be some of you wondering why those things cause surprise amongst people when they learn of my faith convictions. To be honest, I often wonder the same. But when I attempt to understand Continue reading [...]

The Christian Case for Electoral Reform

It's a topic many within the political sphere talk about, but far fewer want to see anything done about it. The issue of electoral reform has been on the Liberal agenda for decades and more recently has gathered support from UKIP, the SNP, the Green Party, Plaid Cymru and even from some within the Labour Party! But even when the public were asked in a 2011 referendum on introducing the Alternative Vote system, there appeared no appetite for change. The 2015 General Election yielded the most disproportionate Continue reading [...]

The Christian Case for the European Union

This week saw quiet success for the Liberal Democrats. Across the country, people took to the ballot box to have their say in council elections, regional elections and mayoral elections. The Liberal Democrats were the only party to gain control of a council; the Liberal Democrats gained the most number of new councillors; the Liberal Democrats gained the highest increase in national vote share. This is proof that the values of liberalism and the Liberal Democrats did not die completely in the wake Continue reading [...]

What Does Easter Mean?

It's that time of year again, already! The darkness of winter is behind us and we're all settling down to tuck into our favourite brands of chocolate, in front of whatever trash ITV has deemed worthy of being the "bank holiday blockbuster". I am of course, talking about Easter. Most people know Easter has something to do with Christianity, maybe fewer know about the Easter story of Jesus' execution and eventual resurrection. Christians see the Easter narrative as one of the most important stories: Continue reading [...]

Would Jesus have been a Liberal Democrat?

A slightly strange title I'll admit, but as a prelude to my Master's dissertation "Is God a Lib Dem?" (if my title is accepted by the faculty powers-that-be), I thought I'd go back to my academic roots and spend a bit of time thinking about Christology and in particular, the basis that both theological and political liberalism may have had with the man named Jesus of Nazareth. Now of course, this isn't to suggest that Jesus would have actually voted for the Lib Dems, or that he would have been Continue reading [...]