In a context of confusion and flashy journalism, rigour becomes a precious value.
Author Krish Kandiah talks with politician Tim Farron about the Christian faith, politics and secularism.
Former leader of the Liberal Party Tim Farron speaks about his experiences as an evangelical Christian in politics. “In the United States, you have to invent a faith to be taken seriously, in the UK you have to pretend you haven’t got one”.
In an increasingly uncivil environment, Christian Unions provide an unequalled safe space in which to proclaim a dangerous and life-transforming message.
Tim Farron had been constantly questioned for his Christian view of homosexuality. “A wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment.”
The UK election raises two potential problems for Christians. One is not taking it seriously enough. The second is taking it too seriously.
First and foremost, Christian voters must remember that God is sovereign – not Brussels, and not the UK government.
The EAUK welcomes the opportunity for a social debate. Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision aims to strenghten the current government’s position ahead of the Brexit negotiations, analysts believe.
The leader of the Liberal Democratic party (UK) is against the Brexit. “If we’re out of the EU on April 1, 2019, the Lib-Dems will call for the UK to rejoin on our terms.”
Government says it continues with plans to welcome Syrian children “by 2020.” Christian voices had called to take action now.
Where faith in the public square is discussed in the United Kingdom, it is approached at best from the perspective of a social scientist doing research on an alien species. At worst, faith positions are attacked as dangerous departures from the neo-liberal consensus.
Are all the questions raised in British media about the Christian faith of the new Liberal Party leader Tim Farron fair? David Robertson, evangelical believer and moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, shares his views in a BBC interview.
“Becoming a Christian was the most massive choice I have ever made”, says Tim Farron. He will conduct the country’s third biggest political party, after Nick Clegg's resignation.