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Last summer, I wrote a series of posts on the highly pretentious sounding ‘dehumanising metrics of modernist ministry’. Don’t be put off (although in fairness,
Apparently there were only 19 hours of sunshine in Berlin between 1st January and 22nd March – a record low. Such absolute greyness is oppressive.
For me, though, the standout of Francis Spufford’s reading memoir The Child That Books Built is the chapter entitled The Island. For it is here that he
This is an update of a talk I gave nearly 15 years ago to some students back in Sheffield. My aim was to help them
No man is an island entire of itself said the prophetic priest-poet of old. Modernism and its western offspring, individualism, have done their utmost to prove
Having speculated a little about how the prevailing winds of modernist culture affect our perceptions of the present, I now want to think about how
There is a clear counter-argument for every point I want to make here. In fact, I sort of agree with every counter-argument myself. But I
Every now and then a book comes along which demands serious attention. Ted Turnau’s Popologetics is just such a book. I should be up front
BBC Security Correspondent, Gordon Corera‘s new book, The Art of Betrayal – Life and Death in the British Secret Service covers ground that will be familiar to