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Trump places his faith in the prosperity gospel

THE cultural distance between traditional Christianity and the contemporary media landscape occasionally jumps into my face as if I had trodden on a rake

Welby speaks out, but who is listening?

TWO successive headlines from the Daily Mail, presented without comment, to show how journalism works: “Archbishop of Can­terbury says God will ‘chase away fear of terror’ in Christmas sermon”, followed almost immediately by “Nigel Farage hits out over Archbishop’s ‘negative messages’”

Unity and togetherness: what could go wrong?

Unity and togetherness: what could go wrong?

I WAS enchanted by a story in the Stockholm paper Dagens Nyheter about disputes within the Jewish community there. Two parties are fighting like cats in a sack for control of the equivalent of the Board of Deputies. So far so normal. What makes the story is their names. One is called “Jewish U...

Honouring working-class culture, and sneering at it

THE difficulties of Arun Arora’s job running the PR for the Church of England are nicely illustrated by the report on The Northern Echo’s website that he is moving from London to take over George Carey’s old church in the marketplace in Durham

PM does God — pass the wallpaper paste

THE editor of this newspaper remarked to me that he had spent the weekend with his head in a tub of wallpaper paste. This seems needlessly energetic when he could have had exactly the same sensation from reading the press releases of the National Secular Society

Welby reports from the front line in Pakistan

Welby reports from the front line in Pakistan

THE Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, was photographed last week on the Tube reading the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent book Dethroning Mammon: Making money serve grace (Bloomsbury, 2016). No one, so far as I know, has commissioned a review to celebrate this

Alt-news for the alt-right

Alt-news for the alt-right

THERE is hardly anything in the papers that is not to do with the election in the United States

‘Facts’ are free, but ads are sacred

‘Facts’ are free, but ads are sacred

DID you know that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump for President? If not, you’re right out of the loop: nearly 900,000 people shared the news on Facebook in the days before the US election.

From Telegraph hack to C of E flak

From Telegraph hack to C of E flak

IT IS A bad habit of mine to read press releases to their end, but every now and then it yields something worth while

‘Dirty vicars’ and emptying pews

‘Dirty vicars’ and emptying pews

THE announcement of last year’s Church of England attendance figures was a masterclass in waffle. You had to read down six para­graphs to get to the admission that Sunday attendance had fallen again, together with all the other measures

Hitmen and knee-high boots  

Hitmen and knee-high boots
 

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