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 […]

Is It Wrong To Draw Muhammad?

Inspired by a frankly embarrassing debate on  the BBC’s Sunday Morning Live today, I wanted to address the issue of whether or not non-Muslims should be ‘allowed’ to draw Muhammad (pbuh*). This debate stemmed from the cancellation of an art exhibition, showcasing numerous images of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and asked as to whether or […]

Setting the Record Straight on “Islamic” Extremism

As part of my school’s PSHCEE (that’s Personal Social Health Citizenship Economic Education) programme, year 7s and year 10s were treated to a day spent learning about different issues pertaining to diversity (year 7s) and work/business (year 10s). I initially wanted to deliver a session about Paganism, as it’s something that is never taught in […]

God and the Big Bang

This essay was written as part of my Master’s degree and looks at the way in which God may be understood in a contemporary context, with relation to the Big Bang cosmological understanding of the origins of the universe. 1.0 Introduction Since the Hubble Deep Space telescope captured images that suggested an expanding universe, the […]

Is the Solar Eclipse Evidence for God?

As many of you will have heard and in fact seen, today saw the celestial alignment of the Earth, its moon and the sun, resulting in a solar eclipse. A marvel to witness by anyone’s standards, it demonstrates the immense power of the natural world and the universe. Scientists and astronomers are able to predict […]