Even when our idolatry rules us, we’re often wrong about the reality keeping us away

I read an article in the last few days about planting in deprived communities. The thrust of the article was about the desire to protect

hidden poverty of affluent towns

Whenever I talk about Oldham, people conjure up all sorts of ideas of what life is like here. Most people know that we are a

Who are the working class?

This vexed question comes up repeatedly in discussions about the church and class. How do we define class? Who can rightly be considered working class

Posh football players & church in deprived communities

The Sunday Times (paywall) carried a really interesting piece on the Leeds United football player Patrick Bamford. The articles was titled, ‘A posh boy too

Identity, personal narratives and the church

It was recently reported that a study had found that Middle Class people are frequently identifying as Working Class. One comment piece in The Times

Current Liberal narratives stoke tensions and facilitate divide and rule

Following the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol, the following sculpture soon found itself next to the empty plinth: As Paul Embery remarked on

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