Church and Media Network trustee Amanda Allchorn reflects on opportunities missed and taken. A few months back a Big Issue seller called Grace* arrived on a Saturday outside the Spar in the centre of our village. Quite noticeable really in a relatively affluent Hertfordshire commuter community. Each...

Former TV producer and writer Debbie Wright explains how she is 'reinventing Lent' and why nearly 50,000 people agree with her. A few years ago I started working for Stewardship, the Christian giving charity, with the grand title of  ‘Head of Content’ and pretty much a blank...

BBC Studio Director Jake Lloyd shares a personal perspective on Fry's well-publicised Irish TV exchange. In his interview this week with Gay Byrne of RTE, Stephen Fry raised an age-old theological problem: how is it possible to reconcile the existence of an all-powerful all-loving God, with the...

Gender Justice Specialist Natalie Collins shares her thoughts.  Yesterday a non-event happened. Like every Monday through Saturday since 17th November 1970, The Sun newspaper featured a young woman half-naked on page 3 of its newspaper. This non-event is something I’m writing about purely because there were...

A personal reflection from Tim Levell, a journalist in UK radio and a Trustee of the Church and Media Network. Jesus actively socialised with prostitutes and tax collectors. He flung over tables in the Temple in a protest against the commercialisation of his religion. He was...

Medianet coordinator Paul Arnold shares an audio impression from a recent trip. We'd been in Muscat, the capital city of Oman, less than 12 hours when I heard it. I'd been warned that the Muslim call to prayer, issued in amplified chant from the minarets of...