When politics apes the church (or when the church apes politics)

I wrote this over a month ago but made it a private post. It is now publicly available. In today’sĀ Guardian, Jeremy Corbyn is quoted as

How to dress up gossip as spiritual & how to address it in the church

Christians are particularly adept at dressing up gossip in spiritual language. Here are some of the ways we do that and why it is a much more serious problem than we often realise.