Damilola Makinde

Damilola Makinde

Damilola is the Evangelical Alliance's advocacy engagement lead.

Being human: what's the point of my body?

9 December 2021I can’t say I’ve ever massively pondered the theological significance of my body. I’m certainly thankful to the Lord for it in general. I recognise that my body is a necessary part of my experience of the world, of what makes me, me, and so I am grateful to have it and for the fact that it by and large is in good working order. Like most people (I imagine – please tell me I’m not alone!), I have the odd gripe with how parts of it look and function, but on the whole, I think it’s a decent bit of…

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Cornerstone loses its appeal to only accept Bible-believing Christians as potential carers

6 October 2021In this latest judgment, the Court of Appeal agreed that the judge had been unduly dismissive of the importance of Cornerstone’s evangelical faith to its work and mission but ruled that this did not justify sexual orientation discrimination in the furtherance of that mission. The matter had initially arisen in 2019 when Ofsted issued a draft report to Cornerstone, downgrading its status from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’ because Cornerstone, an explicitly evangelical Christian organisation,…

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Confessions of a hypocritical pro-lifer

9 July 2021Polls suggest that most people (women in particular) oppose such a move, and as one who affirms the value of human life both before and after birth, I am relieved that this is the case. As one who cares about how we might better host diversity of thought and belief in public life, I have been driven to ponder the aspiration that lies beneath such an amendment, the well of belief it is drawn from, the understanding of human flourishing that it is inspired by. As these things do, however, what…

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