The troubling consequences of the ECHR affirming sharia blasphemy laws

If you haven’t yet seen it, it is worth reading the judgement from the European Court of Human Rights in the case of E.S. v. Austria – 38450/12. It

Further thoughts on Bonhoeffer and resisting the authorities (Guest Post)

Following my post regarding Bonhoeffer, Cromwell and modern-day Iran, I received some helpful messages on the question of resisting the authorities. One response I received

Is it ever right to resist authorities? Thoughts on Bonhoeffer, Cromwell and Modern day Iran

We had a monthly men’s breakfast on Saturday. We have a Bible study preceded by a cup of tea and some bacon rolls (we feel

Street preachers acquitted of public order offences

You may remember – back in March – two street preachers were convicted of public order offences for quoting King James Bible. You can read the

Against blasphemy: Stephen Fry calls God stupid. Stupid person reports him using stupid law.

Back in February 2015, Stephen Fry was interviewed by Gay Byrne for RTÉ. The video has gone viral on YouTube due to Fry’s answer to

Asylum seekers and marriage

It has only cropped up once in my three years as pastor and I’m not sure it ever came up during the tenure of my