BeLIEve – Look what’s back?


“Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out” wrote G.K. Chesterton some time ago. The level of functional stupidity around today from so-called open-minded people would make Chesterton’s quote more relevant than ever. The film “Look Who’s Back,” (2015)[1] is no laughing matter. What is striking is how close the film is to…

when dissent becomes criminal


My ecclesial tradition (the United Reformed Church) would proudly claim its dissenting and non-conformist heritages. This is the primary reason why we moved to this community. Today, I can hardly recognise this heritage in any form of habitual practice. It is becoming one of the most risk-averse organisation around. I am sure at the local…

impasse – beyond and through


The news media and political pundits tire me with their views about the current state of the negotiations around BREXIT. Be it parliament in debate, the news channel live reporting or commenting, newspaper opinions, twitter and facebook barrage, it is tiring. One can speak of BREXIT fatigue. Around Parliament it looks an A&E site. What…