Morris goes to the edge

Morris goes to the edge

Film of the Week: Four Lions A terrorist comedy may not be an obvious place to go, and some people affected by the 7/7 London bombing have urged a boycott. Four Lions (cert. 15) sets out its stall from the off, with one would-be jihadi martyr making his suicide video and failing to grasp some […]

£1m reward for mermaid proof

£1m reward for mermaid proof

An Israeli mayor has offered a £1million reward to anyone who can prove the existence of mermaids. The offer from the mayor of Kiryat Yam, in the north of Israel, was responding to new claims of sightings of mermaids. Six months ago, when the promenade of the town was completed, the reported sightings of mermaids […]

Must have books

Must have books

The Historical Jesus James K Beilby and Paul R Eddy SPCK, pb, £14.99 (£9.99 from our shop) According to Tom Wright we are now embarked on the ‘third quest’ for the historical Jesus. The first quest ended with Schweitzer; the second or ‘new quest’ began when Kasemann challenged Bultmann; and the current probably began with […]

Is it really so fine to be single in the modern Church?

Is it really so fine to be single in the modern Church?

This popular statement seems, on the surface, irrefutable. Evangelical clergy, though favouring marriage for themselves, can point to Jesus and feel comfortable in the vague assumption that everyone who wants to get married will do, and if they don’t, it’s what they’re used to and What Jesus Did. There are two groups of people who […]

Elvis Bible to go on display

Elvis Bible to go on display

DAVID SMITH (pictured) with a Bible originally owned by Elvis Presley – a King James Version bought for his mother who died just months later. Elvis has inscribed “I love you Mama” inside the cover with his signature. It’s one of dozens of historic Bibles on display at the International Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown […]

Wednesday’s TV and Radio choice

Wednesday’s TV and Radio choice

Heart And Soul – Muslim Scots Wednesday 12 May 12.30-1.00pm BBC WORLD SERVICE BBC World Service’s Islamic affairs analyst Roger Hardy travels to Glasgow to meet a diverse cross-section of the Muslim community. Bashir, a proud Scot who now in his eighties was a first-generation pioneer when he arrived in Scotland more than 50 years […]

Mr Darcy comes to Winchester

Mr Darcy comes to Winchester

In the year that Winchester is celebrating the life and work of Jane Austen, plans have been unveiled for an open-air performance of Pride and Prejudice in the Cathedral’s Inner Close. For several years the Inner Close has been the striking location for some wonderful outside theatre, and this year is no exception, with four […]

Tuesday’s TV and Radio choice

Tuesday’s TV and Radio choice

Tales From Tate Modern Ep 1/3 Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 May 3.30-3.45pm BBC RADIO 4 Situated in the unlikely environs of a former power station on the banks of the River Thames, Tate Modern is the most visited art museum in the world, and a global landmark. To celebrate its 10th anniversary in May, […]

Speech Debelle to headline Lincoln Book Festival

Speech Debelle to headline Lincoln Book Festival

The seventh annual Lincoln Book Festival returns to Lincoln from May 12-16 and features an exciting and varied programme of events celebrating books and all that they inspire. The programme will once again see writers from across the globe descend upon Lincoln City. The festival attracts local, national and international writers and artists and celebrates […]

Monday’s TV and Radio choice

Monday’s TV and Radio choice

God on my mind Radio 4, 11.00am First of a two-part series looking at the need people have for a religious dimension to their lives. Did this give our ancestors an evolutionary advantage? Prayer for the Day Radio 4, 5.43am With the Rev Clair Jacquiss Pause for Thought Radio 2, 5.45am Join Sarah for the […]