Christianity

Corbyn’s views on religion contribute to his lack of popular appeal

30 April 2017 11:00

This election was won two days before it was announced, on Easter Sunday. Theresa May put out an Easter message…

Tim Farron is a Christian, so of course he’s not allowed an opinion

29 April 2017 11:00

Maybe I’m wrong about this, but I don’t remember the BBC running a documentary 100 days into Barack Obama’s first…

Tim Farron is the victim of a witch hunt

26 April 2017 14:36

Journalists have hunted down Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, about Christian views of homosexuality. Originally, they asked him the…

The cruel hounding of Tim Farron is bloodsport for secularists

25 April 2017 15:41

For the benefit of Sky News, standard Christian doctrine says gay sex is a sin. It’s the sin that gives…

If you want to save the CofE, then get stuck in (and go to church)

16 April 2017 11:41

Christ is risen; happy Easter all round. It’s a pleasing festival in all sorts of ways, chief of which is…

In defence of the Church of England

16 April 2017 10:00

The Algerian government’s official tourist guide describes ‘the walled town of Beni Isguen — normally closed to foreigners — where…

Christianity is at the heart of Britain’s shared values

16 April 2017 8:46

Theresa May does a decent job of saying that Christianity is at the heart of our shared values. It’s a…

Every Easter, I think of the artist and poet David Jones

14 April 2017 12:00

Each Easter, I think of David Jones (1895-1974). He was a distinguished painter and, I would (though unqualified) say, a…

Can Iraq’s Christians ever recover from Isis?

14 April 2017 9:00

Since June 2014, when Islamic State attacked northern Iraq, the desks at Mar Ephrem seminary in Hamdaniya, a city 18 miles southeast of…

Christians are now a minority – and need to act as one to survive

14 April 2017 9:00

Hannah Roberts, an English Catholic friend, was once telling me about her family’s long history in Yorkshire. She spoke with…

The Spectator Podcast: Keeping the faith

13 April 2017 12:38

On this week’s episode, we discuss the future of Christians as a minority group, consider whether Trump has found an ally…

Secularism is part of God’s cunning plan

12 April 2017 12:49

How should Christians relate to the culture around them? That is the question raised by Rod Dreher’s article in the Spectator…

In defence of Christian doubt

10 April 2017 12:01

A new survey finds that a quarter of British people who describe themselves as Christian say they do not believe in…

Are you scared to talk about your faith at work?

7 April 2017 14:33

Religious believers feel nervous about expressing their faith at work – either by wearing symbols or talking about religion. They’re worried they’ll…

The great ‘adventure story’ of British Catholicism

19 March 2017 11:00

Roy Hattersley would never have been born had it not been that his mother ran away with the parish priest…

Islam – unlike Christianity – refuses to see virtue in secularism

6 March 2017 16:01

There was a good programme last week on Channel 4 about Muslims looking for love, or at least marriage. It…

The Queen is a true Christian leader. But what about Prince Charles, who seems more interested in worshipping himself?

24 February 2017 12:18

Every time I suggest on social media that the Queen is Britain’s most inspiring Christian leader, there’s a chorus of…

The Church of England should be agnostic towards homosexuality

21 February 2017 11:23

Let me state the obvious for a moment: the Church of England does not know what line to take on…

Saint Joan is the perfect religious play for our ignorant era

7 February 2017 11:48

The chief appeal of Saint Joan, which I saw last night at the Donmar, is that it is a brilliant…

How mass immigration is turning London back into a religious city

6 January 2017 13:36

The bewildering influx of immigrants into London has had one effect that no one could have predicted 20 years ago:…

How the Catholic Church created democracy

24 December 2016 12:00

Going to spend Christmas with relatives you don’t really like? Well, you can thank God you only have to see…

Murdered Christians are 2016’s least fashionable minority

16 December 2016 13:15

The murderers and persecutors of Christians have had a good year. With one exception – the killing of Fr Jacques Hamel…

‘British values’ are a load of old codswallop

7 December 2016 14:10

Sometimes a combination of news stories crop up that so perfectly sum up the spirit of the age, its absurdities…

Inside China’s ‘secret’ churches

13 November 2016 9:00

 Beijing A strong coffee always perks me up on a smoggy day, especially when I can drink it somewhere clandestine…

Secularism is wiping out Christian America. That’s why Trump could win

4 November 2016 10:49

We’re four days away from the presidential election, and America’s evangelical Christian leaders are still supporting a thrice-married man who boasts…