Posts by Ship of Fools feature
Rupert Loydell reviews two recent books, each a conversation between friends, including nun extraordinaire Sister Wendy Beckett
Looking down the wrong end of a telescope
Rupert Loydell looks back to the collaborations and collisions between church culture and the wider culture in the 1970s and 80s
What’s the first joke in John’s Gospel?
James Cary, BBC sitcom writer, who can’t help tuning into the comedy of the Bible, shares an underappreciated joke from John
Streaming with Laughter… the quest for the funniest online service fails
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The manufactured meaning of the world
Huw Spanner talks to Brian Greene, populariser of science, about our search for meaning in an evolving universe
The doubting disciple
Andrew Walker takes a fresh look at Doubting Thomas, a man who liked to get his facts straight
Eccentrics, nutters, prodigals and rogues
Three splendid specimens from Fergus Butler-Gallie's celebrated Field Guide to the English Clergy.
In the days of rain
In an extract from her book, In the Days of Rain, Rebecca Stott unpicks a crisis in the world of the Exclusive Brethren
Queer and Catholic
Mark Dowd talks about the beginning of his 'life of contradiction' in an extract from his memoir, Queer and Catholic
Getting a visitors’ eye-view of church
Anne Richards asks: How can churches welcome people so they don’t end up feeling invisible and lonely?