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Here you will find a selection of essays, thoughts, ramblings and musings on various things theological, Baptist and left-wing. But maybe not in the order. 

July 22, 2015

Communion, or the Eucharist, has always been an essential and pivotal part of Christian Worship. It was Christ himself who instituted it at the Last Supper and it has been something to bind Christian communities together since the death of Christ. Chadwick in his book...

June 10, 2015

Lord Faulkner of Thoroton is a Labour life peer in the UK’s House of Lords.[1] In June 2014 Lord Faulkner set before the House of Lords his ‘Assisted Dying Bill’. This bill follows many similar Bills tabled before both Houses of the UK Parliament, most notably Lord J...

May 10, 2015

A key concept in Baptist understandings of church and mission is that Baptists want to claim their authority from the New Testament and early church not from an understanding of apostolic succession.

Baptists as a group in England emerged in Spitalfields, London in 1612...

May 1, 2015


Pacifism, by which I mean the complete rejection of involvement in warfare, was a predominant view on war and violence in the early Christian church. Many of the early church fathers held a pacifist view; with many of them arguing the Christ himself was a pacifist...

July 2, 2014

Amos of Tekoa, sometimes referred to as ‘The Prophet of Justice’[1], was a shepherd in a small town in Judah, with a mighty message from God for Israel and some would suggest for today.


In this essay I am going to look at the historical context in which Amos is speakin...

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