Over the last 15 months I think the government have not led us with courage. Unfortunately this has led to just about every institution adopting the same approach.
Over the last 15 months, we haven’t talked enough about government by consent. In a democracy, the government derives its legitimacy from the will of the people. But has that really happened during the pandemic? In this video I compare seat belts with masks to show how government by consent has changed. As I mentioned […]
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 […]
Last week I started thinking about some principles of government. This time I focus on the issue of accountability: why do we need it, and where has it been over the last 12 months or so? Links mentioned in the video: The funeral of our craven, spineless media by James Delingpole Why has Google censored […]
Last time we thought about how it feels like we’re in an abusive relationship with the government. So what should the government be like instead? Let’s take it back to first principles. Romans 13:1-5 is one of the few Bible passages which deal directly with the government. Let’s see which principles we can draw out.
The government have become such a part of our lives over the last few months, it’s almost like we’ve all entered into another relationship with them. But is that relationship healthy, or is it abusive? And how did we even get here? The article I refer to from Psychology Today is here: 20 signs your […]
Recently the UK passed a pretty grim milestone: we went over 100,000 covid deaths. The UK has one of the worst death rates in the world – according to Worldometer, we are currently number five on the list (if you sort by deaths per million population). The two most common reactions I’ve seen have been […]
Honestly. It feels like the news has gone a bit crazy recently, what with the ASA ruling that God cannot heal people, then the whole fracas about ‘militant secularism’, and now this: people going a bit crazy over whether the definition of marriage should be changed to include same-sex marriages. It seemed to kick off […]