Posts by Simon Jenkins
On holiday with the Lord
Travelling abroad this summer? Why not plan to warm a foreign pew in a church where you don’t know the language?
Making the Bible wholly buyable
A new podcast takes a trip through the Bible but leaves one significant item of baggage at home – religion
In praise of holy fools
In celebration of the feast day of our patron saint, Simon Jenkins muses on holy fools, ancient and modern
Reporting yourself to the Inquisition
The story of a soldier who turned himself in to the religious police is tweeted by an historian
A cold case from zero AD
A chance discovery in a secondhand bookshop opens up a history of books where the resurrection goes on trial
Why Halloween should be part of the church year
First the church tried to subvert it, then sanitize it, but why not try embracing Halloween?
Asteroid of Doom rides again
The Asteroid of Doom is due to zoom by the Earth in November. Apocalypse, anyone?
Spain's religious art is being brightened up by artists from the cock up school of painting
Bless that sputnik!
A Russian satellite has crashed and burned, and the priest who blessed it is feeling the heat
Bosoms and ebenezers
If you think sex and hymns don't have much in common, take another look at your hymn book, says Simon Jenkins