Özil, my hero of the week

One football match that still gives me nightmares is a blasé England team’s 4-1 demolition by a far superior Germany side in South Africa in 2010. The memories of Matthew Upson’s inability to cope with Germany’s attacking pace, England’s badly-channelled righteous fury on emerging for the second half after the famous Frank Lampard “ghost goal,”

Reflections on the 2019 General Election

I have to admit to a feeling of elation — okay, Schadenfreude — at the Liberal Democrats’ electoral wipeout on Thursday, as well as at Jo Swinson’s losing her own seat in the Commons. I first came across Jo Swinson before she was elected leader of the Lib Dems — before many people knew who

Why the world doesn’t need the term ‘Christianophobia’

“I hate Christians,” said the young woman — let’s call her ‘Maya’ — who was standing next to me in 1998. I was attending a demonstration that day against the proliferation of nuclear power in the UK. This is not something I would be particularly inclined to demonstrate against these days; nevertheless, there I was.

Three Greek Lessons About God — Part Two: Delphi

After being inspired by the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey video game, guest writer Chris Flux visited Greece in October to check out some of the ancient sites in Athens, Corinth and Delphi. At each location Chris learnt more about history and the Christian faith. This three-part mini series is about how the three locations deepened Chris’

Three Greek Lessons About God — Part One: Athens

After being inspired by the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey video game, guest writer Chris Flux visited Greece in October to check out some of the ancient sites in Athens, Corinth and Delphi. At each location Chris learnt more about history and the Christian faith. This three-part mini series is about how the three locations deepened Chris’

Reply from BBC Audience Services re: Brandt Jean video ‘cut’

A couple of weeks ago I received a reply letter from BBC Audience Services regarding my complaint to them over how they ‘cut’ the Christian faith of Brandt Jean, the witness in a U.S. court who publicly forgave his brother’s murderer Amber Guyger. The way the BBC cut the video footage of Brandt Jean in

BBC appears to endorse forced closure of Reading Chick-fil-A by a mob

The BBC News website’s recent coverage of the enforced closure of the UK’s first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Reading can only be described as disgusting. Let me begin by making one thing clear. Personally I am not one for eating in MacDonald’s or KFC-type restaurants, and so an establishment like Chick-fil-A is not one that I