The Undercover Christian

Despatches from the front line of the Church

What 90s Pop Songs Teach Us About God

The 1990s was a heck of a time to be a teenager. Our formative years were at the mercy of a decade that thought that Mr. Blobby was a good … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 7 Comments

On Suffering

As regular readers of this blog will have spotted, I fly quite a bit with work. So I’m pretty used to the circus of zapping, fondling and rummaging that is … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Bible Stories If They Happened Now: David And Goliath

Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war. The Israelites pitched camp  and drew up their battle line to meet the Philistines. A giant named Goliath came out of the … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why bother being nice?

With January nearly over, 2014 is starting to lose its new car smell. But even as 2014 blunders into the present and begins shuffling into the past, there are still … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Twelve Days (and Four Months) of Christmas

So it’s Christmas again, with the ruthless predictability for which the calendar is notorious. I got down the decorations from the attic this afternoon, in the usual shower of dust, … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Confusical Chairs

I sat somewhere different in church this Sunday, which in the Christian world is as disturbing as looking up to find that the cat has not only been watching you in … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Trout of Doubt

There are certain core skills that you need in life in order to be a respectable human being. I have very few of these. I can’t cook anything much more complicated than … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Aberzombie and Fitch

The Walking Dead is back on TV and things have all gone a bit zombie-tastic. Zombies are trendy. If you haven’t seen the show, it’s hard to get too involved as the … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jesus and the Robot Toilet

I, no doubt like many other viewers, was somewhat surprised to find that the BBC’s premier late-night political show, Newsnight, interviewed the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street this week. I’m not making this … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Afternoon Tea That Lied

I found myself on a Virgin Atlantic flight to Miami recently, folded up into my economy-class seat like Ikea flat-pack furniture. As we took off from Heathrow (an airport that offers … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

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