Review: Inferno: Cirque Berserk & Seussical: The Musical

Review: Inferno: Cirque Berserk & Seussical: The Musical

By Peter May ★★★★ Cirque Berserk has just opened their new show Inferno in the 1700 seater Megadome (the UKs biggest tent) in Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park and stealing the show with their first performance in the circus ring is Rafael and Alan! The amazing act illustrates all that diversity and power stands for – […]

Santa’s already come to town

Given modern British culture, it’s too late to wish readers ‘Happy Christmas’ in December. It’s not just that retailers start promoting Christmas in August but that celebrating Christmas starts earlier.In early October a letter in The Daily Torygraph observed that a store in the writer’s town was selling sandwiches – presumably designed for early consumption – labelled […]

Attenborough enlists chat bot to save the planet

Attenborough enlists chat bot to save the planet

BLUE PLANET presenter Sir David Attenborough has warned that if people don’t take action on climate change, ‘the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon’. He was speaking at the opening of COP24 in Poland and he urged people to use the UN’s new Act […]

The Spiritual Director

By the Rev Dr Liz Hoare The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 1 Thess 5:2   My husband always puts a small toy fire engine beside the cooker when there is something in the oven so we don’t forget about it. I never thought to ask him where […]

Sunday Service

Third Sunday of Advent (Year C) Sunday 16 December 2018   Zephaniah 3:14-2 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 Our readings this week speak to us of wrath, repentance, and rejoicing, reminding us that the coming of the Lord is a day we must prepare for well. John the Baptiser urged the people of Israel to flee […]

Radical Christians

Radical Christians

Christian Radicalism in the Church of England Sam Brewitt-Taylor OUP, hb, £65.00   ‘The Swinging Sixties’ have attracted a good deal of analysis as have been seen by Callum Brown and Hugh McLeod as being a crucial time in the decline of Christianity in Britain. But even those like myself who came of age in […]

The big question for Evolution

By Alan Storkey The supposed narrative for the biological sciences is “evolution”, a Godless process through which all species came to be. The word is in quotation marks, because many Christians at the time of Darwin both contributed to the developmental perspective of the species and accepted it as roughly what happened. I remember as […]

Einstein’s ‘God letter’ is up for auction in London

A LETTER written by Albert Einstein known as “The God Letter” was auctioned at Christie’s this week. The letter was written in 1954 to the Jewish philosopher Eric Gutkind, expressing his views on religion and his Jewish identity. “The word God is for me nothing but the expression of and product of human weaknesses, the […]

Recognising Middle East issues

This week’s service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the contribution of Christians to the Middle East, at which the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Prince of Wales will reflect on the near extinction of ancient churches from the region, is a welcome sign of support for the persecuted church. Thankfully, the Prince of Wales and […]

Advent light in the darkness

The glittering season of Advent tells us again that we are located between the first and second comings of Christ. As the collect for Advent prays, God came to us ‘ in great humility’ to bring us salvation and healing, so he ‘will come again in glorious majesty’ in final judgement, to face humanity with […]

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