• Articles

  • Some Evangelicals Are Living a Neighborly Faith

    Kevin Singer and Chris Stackaruk 21 January 2018

    What would it take for people of other religions to know evangelical Christians as the most hospitable members of their… read more

  • Does the Roman Empire hold the key to understanding the book of Revelation?

    Tyler Lorraine Higgins 6 October 2017

    “There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads… read more

  • Changing Attitudes in Church in Wales

    Manon Ceridwen James 6 October 2017

    As a campaigning group wanting full equality for LGBT+ in the Church in Wales, we, the Changing Attitude Trawsnewid Agwedd… read more

  • Death, Resurrection and Ascension: the Marvel Method

    Christopher Chiu-Tabet 7 July 2017

    How the Marvel Cinematic Universe has united directors religious and non-religious alike for an ongoing cycle of rebirth,written by Christopher… read more

  • Hipstianity – “When Church and Cool Collide”

    Emma Riches 30 June 2017

    Emma Riches speaks to Brett McCracken about hipsters, faith, and new religion. From coffee shops to clothing brands, Hipster style… read more

  • Trump’s Prosperity Gospel

    Stephen Graham 24 January 2017

    Donald Trump’s inauguration was full of religious trappings: kicking off the day with a service and inviting several religious representatives… read more

  • Our Holy Ground – John Morgans and Peter Noble

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 6 December 2016

    Gerald of Wales is famous for his medieval accounts of travelling through Wales. As clergyman and royal clerk, he accompanied… read more

  • Religious Ambiguity in The Exorcist

    Gavin Hurley 6 December 2016

    After years of optimistic denial, I finally admit it. A number of people—including people with premium pedigrees and advanced degrees—do… read more

  • Theodicy Revisited

    Stephen Graham 6 December 2016

    In my previous article (see Issue 13 of On Religion) I discussed one version of the problem of evil and… read more

  • Sacred Politics—Trump, Brexit and Civil Religion

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 6 December 2016

    During the US elections, President-elect Trump’s comments about Muslims were uniquely inflammatory. He called for a ban on Muslims entering… read more

  • Faith and Feminism Can Make Strange Bedfellows

    Niamh Middleton 12 February 2016

    As someone who was once an atheistic feminist but became something of a ‘born-again’ Christian in middle age, I now… read more

  • Investigating the Missing Mary Magdalene in Islam

    Nakita Valerio 3 January 2016

    Nakita Valerio explores the absence of Mary Madalene from Islamic scripture, despite the importance placed on Jesus as a significant… read more

  • A Very Muslim Christmas

    Laura Jones 16 December 2015

    Laura Jones reflects on coming to terms with Christmas as a Muslim and explains some of the pros and cons… read more

  • Bishops are allies to – not enemies of – progressive causes

    Andrew Grey 16 December 2015

    The House of Lords is deeply unpopular amongst many progressives. For them, it is an archaic affront to democracy; a… read more

  • Religious Persecution Can Both Unite and Divide Religious Communities

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 13 December 2015

    In a moving homily delivered in June 2015, the Pope described the persecution of Christians by the Islamic State and… read more

  • The Value of Pluralism – Christian Reflections on John Hick

    Stephen Graham 13 December 2015

    A Pew Research study published in May has shown that Christianity has a shrinking share of the population in the… read more

  • The US ‘Culture Wars’ as We Know Them Might be Over

    Ben Woodfinden 13 December 2015

    Ben Woodfinden considers what the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage will mean for the long fought culture wars of… read more

  • David Cameron

    How Military Adventurism and Suspicion of Islam Have Become Part Of The British Political Landscape

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 23 October 2015

    “The neocon ascendency is total”. These words were written by associate editor of the Spectator Peter Oborne, describing the political… read more

  • Religion, Culture or a Bit of Both? The Case of Northern Irish Protestants

    John Roberts 17 October 2015

    John Roberts explores the often blurred lines between religion and culture through the lens of the conflict in Northern Ireland.… read more

  • Why I am Glad the Pope and Archbishop are Leading on Climate Change

    Andrew Grey 4 October 2015

    By Andrew Grey Why are Christians so obsessed with sex? People are asking this all the time; after all, it… read more

  • The Most Beautiful Religious Sites in Wales

    Dr Kate Roberts 20 August 2015

    With more than 600,000 people visiting Wales’s religious sites each year, it would appear the concept of ‘faith tourism’ in… read more

  • Lessons from Srebrenica – 20 Years On

    Laura Jones 7 July 2015

    11th July 2015 marks 20 years since the Srebrenica massacre in which over 8000 Bosnian Muslims were brutally killed in… read more

  • The Same God?

    Josef Linnhoff 5 May 2015

    Josef Linnhoff reviews Miroslav Volf’s Allah : A Christian Response The ubiquitous ‘Islam and the West’ debate is arguably becoming… read more

  • We Need to Look After the Welfare of our Clergy

    Andrew Grey 5 May 2015

    If you’re not Christian, what comes to your mind when you hear of a “clergyman” or “priest”? Do you imagine… read more

  • Review: More Perfect Union?

    Dr Jem Bloomfield 16 February 2015

    Dr Jem Bloomfield reviews the Bishop of Buckingham’s work looking at same-sex marriage and the Church. Alan Wilson’s book More… read more

  • Rethinking Religion in Northern Ireland

    John Roberts 16 February 2015

    John Roberts explores the diversity of religion in Northern Ireland beyond Protestantism and Catholicism. Northern Ireland’s history is one of… read more

  • Can the Church of England Attract Young People Again?

    Andrew Grey 16 February 2015

    Andrew Grey argues the Church of England should ignore gimmicks and attract the youth with its authentic message. The Church… read more

  • Progressives Must Not Become the New Bigots

    Andrew Grey 16 February 2015

    A reflection on the etiquettes of disagreement by Andrew Grey. In a BBC Question Time debate in 2012, on same-sex… read more

  • Dome of the Rock

    The Crusades and the Modern World

    Daniel Rey 4 January 2015

    Daniel Rey argues there are modern parallels to historic wars. The Crusades of the Medieval Age are the pre-eminent conflict… read more

  • Psalms Redux

    Rewriting the Psalms

    Andrew Grey 3 January 2015

    Andrew Grey interviews Revd Dr Carla Grosch-Miller about her new book Psalms Redux: Poems and Prayers to find out more… read more