Dr Francis Collins, former director of the National Institutes of Health and Serious Christian

Science can’t answer everything. Therefore Jesus was the temporarily visible third of the Invisible Magic Friend.

We prayed to the Invisible Magic Friend to send us a vaccine for the Invisible Magic Friend’s Holy Virus and, praise be, he sent us not just one, but several. Isn’t he just brilliant!

You see, the Invisible Magic Friend gets people to do all his good work for him, thus cleverly making it look as if he doesn’t exist. Cunning eh?


Staggeringly Revd Nicholas Baines, Bishop of Leeds, West Yorkshire, the Dales and any other bits that can’t afford their own bishop any more

And in the Big News today from a Faith Perspective, it’s my son’s 40th birthday. He began as a baby. Jesus was a baby once. Mornington Crescent!

There is no other news today so I’ll just shove in some random quotes from Robert Frost, Aristotle and the Book of Proverbs.


Ex-Rev Canon Angela Tilby, Christ Church Cathedral Oxford

Desmond Tutu was a heroic Anglican. You don’t get many heroic Anglicans, so forgive me if we go on about him. Which brings me to polity, law, rules, Richard Hooker’s The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (I knew reading this would come in useful one day), purpose, justice, forgiveness, society and many, many other fine words.