Gavin Ashenden

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Resisting assisted suicide, for the sake of the vulnerable

When I heard that I was going to have the opportunity of debating the issue of euthanasia and assisted dying with Silvan...

Citizen Welby and the Cosmetics of ‘Reconciliation

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been asked to play a highly significant political role as the would be chair of something that...

Convert or be converted – the challenge for Anglican cathedrals today.

Three Anglican cathedrals have set out to increase both their appeal to the  public and to get more people into the building.

Diversity and conscience clauses

It has always seemed strange to me that once the gay community won their freedom to marry in civil law, as well...

The perils and futility of a Church that imposes Pelagianism on Twitter

A week in a tent on the hard ground with a leaking air bed has reminded me to be grateful for my...

Reductionist dogs and the near death experience.

One of the experiences that many of us share, is having our hearts melted by the way that dogs look at us. Of...

The victimhood of John Cleese, defender of the Holy Grail of free speech.

When is a dead parrot not a dead parrot? Answer:- when it is a canary in a coal mine.  John Cleese...

Covering crosses, hiding Jesus and the quest for the truth about God.

I’ve had a rather exciting media week. As one of my friends said, “it’s nice to see Gavin in the Sun fully...

Truth, beauty and the creeping hand of totalitarianism. The witch-hunting of Scruton.

It’s strange how people use the word medieval as an insult. Yet they were deeply concerned for both truth and beauty.

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Thoughts on the Jerusalem Declaration Pt 3: Should Clause...

In my first essay, I looked at the portions of the Jerusalem Declaration that expound Gafcon’s understanding of the nature of the church....

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