Is open political debate the final Christian taboo?

An important consideration that’s generated informed comment as well as opening up discussion, the first response to which has just appeared on Gillan’s blog.

God and Politics in the UK

Politics TabooI’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions, but I did spend some time over the Christmas break thinking about this blog and what I wanted to achieve in 2014. One idea that came to mind was to do some research on voting intentions of Christians in the spring with one year to go before the next general election. It still might be worth doing something, but many of the questions I was thinking of asking, have been given answers in the new report by Theos, the Christian think tank, published on Sunday.

Voting and Values in Britain: Does religion count? is a weighty and detailed report that provides a wealth of information on the political leanings of different Christian groups along with other religious faiths. The fascinating findings made it into most of the media channels, so I don’t really want to regurgitate fully what has already been…

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