What are some of the issues you face in Oldham?

I occasionally get asked about the big issues we face in Oldham. If you want to get an idea about what it is like living

What is the biggest problem facing Evangelicalism? Comfort

The biggest problem facing the British Evangelical church today is, without doubt, our own personal comfort. Far too many of us are happy in our

Tory MP cries at impact of Universal Credit – would that the church was so moved by the plight of the poor

The government are intent on rolling out Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship programme of Universal Credit. My town, Oldham, was one of the places in which

If you have no money, how do you run a church budget?

Early on, when I had first started at Bethel Church, I remember having a general discussion about budgets. I forget specifically why we brought it

Changing the definition of child poverty: Right move, wrong motive and mendacious cover

Much has been made of David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith’s latest proposal to alter the definition of child poverty. The current definition states a

Tax avoidance, tithes and total depravity

Tax avoidance seems to have taken centre stage in the news of late. In particular, HSBC have found themselves in the firing line (see here).

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