Save Our NHS: Act 2 begins…

The growing sense that the NHS is on the brink of meltdown might point to the failure of the Save The NHS campaigns of the last few years, but the recent protests by Junior Doctors are just one sign that something new might be stirring.


Tuesday, 20th October 2015 at 21:14 UTC Leave a comment

State of Activism – September 2015

I’ve had a bunch of ideas that should be blog posts pop into my head lately, which means I should probably get writing again. Before I do that, though, here’s a bit of a survey of where activism seems to be as September ends, and some modest (ish) suggestions.


Friday, 25th September 2015 at 23:05 UTC Leave a comment

Why I won’t be organising hustings

I will not be organising hustings for the General or Local Elections in 2015 through any of the groups I’m involved with. This doesn’t mean that they won’t happen, just that I won’t be putting any effort in to organising them. Here’s why: (more…)

Monday, 8th December 2014 at 21:40 UTC 3 comments

Where have all the 20-something’s gone?

Former colleague Dave Magill has written up some thoughts on the question of 20 and 30 something’s leaving the church, which you can find here. He makes great points about the adjustments, and lack of preparation, for moving between youth group and the rest of church life. Here’s my thoughts as extended comment: (more…)

Monday, 24th November 2014 at 19:37 UTC 2 comments

The Rise and Fall of Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll was, until very recently, the head of a very large church in Seattle, called Mars Hill. Priding itself on reaching out to Men (with a capital M), the church has been in a very public catastrophe for over a year, and is now headed for closure. But when did that disintegration begin? (more…)

Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at 16:52 UTC Leave a comment

The Prayer Book Conundrum

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer was not the original English-language prayer book, but it is certainly the most recognisable. At the time, it provided services in a language that the people of England could understand. That may no longer be universally true – today’s detractors cite the dated language top of the list for reasons to ‘move on’.


Saturday, 15th November 2014 at 16:09 UTC Leave a comment

Ice Bucket: some very sore losers?

I have not, as yet, taken the Ice Bucket challenge. I say “as yet” because, subject to my forthcoming travels, I’m happy to give it a go (48 hours notice, please!). Meanwhile, there’s a rather predictable patter of grumbling amidst some surprising reimagining of the idea. Meme-driven fundraising has truly come of age. (more…)

Friday, 29th August 2014 at 13:21 UTC Leave a comment

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