Category Archives: Evangelicals

Community organising training 1

On Sunday 17 June, I attended church at University Christian Church, and then had my meeting with Congressman Geoff Davis. Pastor Troy Jackson then picked me up from northern Kentucky, and after brief stops at his home and to buys … Continue reading

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Conversations with Congressman Geoff Davis: Part 2

I talked with Congressman Geoff Davis in two conversations over a weekend- firstly by phone, and then, with his wife Pat at a coffee shop on Sunday morning. And we also spoke when we met in his office in Washington … Continue reading

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Conversations with Congressman Geoff Davis: Part 1

During my study leave I got to know Congressman Geoff Davis, who generously gave me some time to share his reflections on faith and politics. In this post, I explain how we came to meet, something of Congressman Davis’ military, … Continue reading

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The Middle East in the Midwest: Israel, Palestine, and US Evangelicalism

On Friday 15 June I accompanied Troy Jackson to a very interesting meeting. They were planning a series of events on Israel and Palestine for Midwestern churches. The meeting was to plan part of a visit to the Midwest by … Continue reading

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Photos from University Christian Church, Cincinatti, Ohio

Images from over a weekend at University Christian Church, Cincinatti, Ohio. Read more about UCC here.  

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Midwestern evangelicalism in Cincinnati

Visit this post for more photos from University Christian Church. On Thursday 14 June, after 3 very busy days in Washington DC, I travelled to Cincinnati (surely the most difficult US  city to spell!) at the invitation of my friend … Continue reading

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US Healthcare Debate: comment by Sojourners’ Jim Wallis

There is a huge debate here over healthcare, and President Obama’s legislation which ensures all Americans have health insurance (sometimes known as ‘Obamacare’). I will have to write more about this, but here is an opinion piece from online newspaper … Continue reading

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The Poverty Initiative of the the National Council of Churches of Christ

For my final appointment in Washington DC, on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 June, I returned once again to the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, a building which is also home to the Washington office of the ecumenical body … Continue reading

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Sojourners: a different evangelical politics?

On Wednesday 13, my last in Washington DC, I travelled to Columbia Heights to the office of Christian campaigning organisation, Sojourners, to meet Nicole Higgins. As Nicole explained to me, Columbia Heights is an area which burned in the riots … Continue reading

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