Do not fear authoritarian rulers

The last year has been a year of fear in many ways: for some, fear of covid. For others, fear of the authoritarian way our government has responded. It’s easy to feel scared and worried when we feel powerless against what is happening. But the Bible counsels us not to be scared despite what is […]

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Lockdown has turned us back to superstition

We are often told that restrictions are necessary in order due to worrying variants etc. But is that really “following the science”? I think the lockdowns have rather turned us back towards a dark age of superstition. Links Telegraph article about lockdowns in Germany InProportion2 list of studies on lockdowns Spiked article about Peru My […]

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SAGE and the prophets of doom

One of the things we’ve got used to over the last 15 months is headlines telling us scientists warn against – well, just about everything to do with covid. But how accurate are their warnings? And why are they so doom-laden? Links Spectator Data Tracker “How did Sage get it so wrong?” by Prof Philip […]

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What’s wrong with Experts?

An epiphany I had the other day about the problem with experts, with reference to a book by David Bentley Hart. Links The book is called “Atheist Delusions”, which I reviewed a few years ago (with extensive quotes) on this blog. You might also enjoy Jamie Franklin’s post about experts and modern medicine.

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Thoughts on ‘A State of Fear’

Laura Dodsworth’s new book “A State of Fear” is an absolute must-read. Everyone in the country needs to know how the government have intentionally created fear during the pandemic. It needs a response. Here I share a few thoughts and quotes from the book. Links Find the book itself here. This is the document with […]

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Is evangelism the only thing worth doing?

A lot of churches give the message – implicitly or even explicitly – that evangelism is the most valuable and important thing we can do. But where does that leave people who work in fields which are not explicitly Christian? What about hobbies? Here I argue that this attitude stems from an insufficient understanding of […]

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Asymptomatic Transmission: a dangerous idea?

For over a year we’ve been constantly told that of the dangers of “asymptomatic transmission”. This has driven much of the lockdown policy. But I think the narrative of asymptomatic transmission has caused something far worse – a change in our mindset. Will Jones’ piece about covid (including on asymptomatic transmission) is here.

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