The debate over #legsit has got me thinking about how Christian women should dress in today's world. It feels like whatever we do, we're going to upset someone, whether it is the Twitterati, our Christian brothers and sisters, the neighbourhood atheist, or just the man and woman in the street.
I can just remember that long summer evening when I walked with my mum to my primary school, converted for the day into a polling station, so she could cast her vote for the United Kingdom to join the European Economic Community (EEC).
The church is a declining body of power and influence in British life. We often see that as a bad thing, but I'm not sure that's always the case. Being increasingly on the outside of public life, we have an opportunity to be prophetic to the centre, to speak truth to power.
The coin says, in its design, something about who we are and whom we serve.
The CD to launch the Diamond Fund for Choristers , released last week, is already top of the classical charts. 'I wish it could have been me singing on there. I wish it could have been all my children, not just my youngest. Indeed, I wish it could be every child with an ear and an inclination.'
Alexander Blackman – 'Marine A' – has been sentenced to seven years for diminished responsibility manslaughter. He could be free in weeks.
Race, Politics, and Money: Can Russell Moore unite Southern Baptists? Attempts to force Moore to resign must be seen within the wider struggle to determine the political future of the Southern Baptists.
Christianity is a complete antidote and antithesis to terror. There is a double radicalism here. Our means are peaceful and Christ-like. And we do not aim to annihilate whatever is not us, but to be reconciled to it.
The more heavily faith-fuelled a society is, the worse its citizens will perform in maths and science. On the surface this looks like a damning indictment of faith – another feather in the cap of the new atheists who will say, 'We told you so'.
At times, it can feel to those of us in the middle of internecine Christian conflicts as though our faith is collateral damage. We stand in the middle of the infighting and find our joy being sucked away by the brickbats going back and forth.
In times of pain, chaos and tragedy, we always look for something to hold on to – or someone to blame. Some insist that 'religion causes violence' - but too often its the only thing that keeps us alive.
Christians will respond to the attack in Westminster by sharing the peace, being in relationship and resisting evil...
We do not know for certain at the moment what's happened or who's behind it. But that it's some kind of terror attack at the heart of our democracy appears certain.
For Christian communities keen to do their best to support couples there is much here to encourage a redoubling of effort and pointers as to where best to focus resources wisely.
Whatever you think of Martin McGuinness he was a major driver in our peace process. There is little doubt that the Republican shift from violence to the peace process was a strategic move of the mind.