Tuneless bawling and an electric green chasuble – and fruitcake
18 Aug 19
Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
In praise of holy fools
In celebration of the feast day of our patron saint, Simon Jenkins muses on holy fools, ancient and modern
12 Jul 19
Eccentrics, nutters, prodigals and rogues
Three splendid specimens from Fergus Butler-Gallie's celebrated Field Guide to the English Clergy.
18 Dec 18
Lo! He comes on wires descending
Mississippi pastor drops in on his congregation to tell them about the Second Coming
30 Nov 18
Reporting yourself to the Inquisition
The story of a soldier who turned himself in to the religious police is tweeted by an historian
21 Nov 18
Should Thought for the Day lose its religion?
OK, but wouldn't that make it like almost every other bit of the BBC?
14 Nov 18
A Christian in Hell Fire Corner
Huw Spanner recently came across letters from the Western Front, written by his great-uncle, a devout evangelical Christian.
14 Nov 18
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
7 Nov 18
St Thomas the Apostle
Cool temperature, cool welcome, at this solemn high mass with all the trimmings
5 May 19
Hollywood, California, USA
The Temple Church
Babies good as gold, wine in three colours, baptism in a punchbowl, bishop upstaged by the organ
28 Jul 19
Is that Jesus leading the service, or a Jesus look-alike? And what is your favourite vegetable?
20 Sep 09