Tag Archives: equality

A diabolical democracy

I’ve just finished listening to The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis (read wonderfully by Joss Ackland). Some years later Lewis added a sort of postscript known as Screwtape Proposes a Toast. In it through the voice of Screwtape Lewis skewers democracy with prophetic power.   What I

The pay gap

Most people will be aware of the pay gap – the difference between the median pay of men and that of women. In the UK it seems like a significant gap. The ONS preferred headline figure is the difference in income between the median man

The Curiosity Index (23.03.2018)

Bill Hybels Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former Willow Creek Leaders Whichever way this turns out, it’s a really sad story. Darwinian differences: How the theory of evolution viewed women as inferior Darwin claimed that equality was scientifically impossible. In line with his own ingrained

The Curiosity Index (22.04.2015)

Who can be against us? “You can’t threaten to kick a man out of his family whose Father is God and whose brothers and sisters number in the millions.” Tim Keller on the book of Judges and violence in the Old Testament “In short, if you believe

Odd allies

One of the interesting things that is happening in today’s religious landscape are the various odd-looking alliances that take place. One I wasn’t expecting was with an atheist over Biblical exegesis. In her interview with Francesca Stavrakopoulou who is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient

Celebrating difference

We had an interesting discussion at church on Sunday, seated round our kitchen table, sparked off by Colossians 3:18-4:1. One of the women related how, on the child minding course she is studying, she received lower marks for not agreeing to the idea that boys

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Book Review: The Spirit Level

The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett is an absolutely fascinating book. It’s been at the centre of heated political debate for over a year and it continues to influence our national politics. In essence the argument is that for the richest nations