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My city of ruin
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My city of ruin

St. Augustine’s “City of God” was occasioned by the fall of Rome. In his mind, however, this expanded into a rumination about the history of civilisation. . Steve Latham The city is always fallen, always falling. The city is always changing, but that surely does not necessarily entail a falling. […]

Why I am against women priests
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Why I am against women priests

The recent vote by the Church of England’s General Synod against women priests has caused a lot of controversy. Steve Latham I am also against women priests. Actually, I am against all priests. The New Testament, read from a radical reformation standpoint, has no place for any priesthood. The Bible […]

Bad Iranians, bad Muslims, good Americans
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Bad Iranians, bad Muslims, good Americans

My wife and I went to see the film “Argo”, directed and starring Ben Affleck. It is a tense action flick, based on a true story. Steve Latham During the 1979 Iranian revolution, demonstrations against the Shah’s dictatorial regime initially united combined secular liberal and Muslim fundamentalist groups. With the […]

Eyeless in Gaza
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Eyeless in Gaza

My wife teaches in a school for children with special educational needs in London.  The students have a range of issues, including communication and behavioural difficulties. Many of them are on the autistic spectrum. Steve Latham She enjoys the work and has excellent relationships with her teaching colleagues, with whom […]

London Housing Class War
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London Housing Class War

London is the site of a vicious war against its own population, at least those who are poor, and dependent upon welfare. Steve Latham The Conservative government has imposed a cap on housing benefits. Combined with rising rents in the private sector, and a deficit of building social housing, the […]