The Undercover Christian

Despatches from the front line of the Church

When Jesus lost the vote

It’s Monday. While the rest of the world spent the weekend fighting terrorism and recovering from natural disasters, the United Kingdom spent it staring at itself in the mirror and … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 4 Comments

Stephen Fry – God might agree with you more than you think

Stephen Fry’s 2015 is looking pretty good so far. Fry got married a few days ago (congratulations, Stephen!), and on Irish TV yesterday he all but silenced his interviewer with … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

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