Dave Landrum

Dr David Landrum

Dr David Landrum has been our director of advocacy since June 2011, when he joined the Evangelical Alliance from his previous role as parliamentary officer for the Bible Society. He has a first-class degree in contemporary politics and urban policy studies and a doctorate in politics and policy process in education. Well-respected in parliament, David's passion is to see Christianity make an impact on society by being at the centre of political, cultural and economic life.

A moral voice

18 November 2020A philosopher, theologian, author and politician, Lord Sacks of Aldgate, London, served as Chief Rabbi for the Jewish community in the UK from 1991 to 2013. Knighted by the Queen in 2005, he became a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords in 2009. Born in London, Lord Sacks attended a Christian school before heading to Cambridge to study Moral Philosophy under the tutelage of Sir Isaiah Berlin, a Latvian-born British social and political theorist. When Berlin questioned Sacks about his…

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Facing facts and shaping the future

2 November 2020The global pandemic has stopped the world in its tracks. Locking entire nations down, it has relieved people of any sense of control they might have had. Across the UK, the church has responded admirably to the trauma. Loving our neighbours, meeting their needs and taking opportunities to introduce them to Jesus – the unshakable rock of ages, the hope of the nations. No doubt these works of amazing grace will continue. But it’s now time to look ahead. Like the leaders of the tribe of Issachar…

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The pursuit of justice

24 June 2020So, what effect will the coronavirus pandemic have on our view of human rights and human wrongs? Will we emerge from the crisis with the same concept of justice as we entered the crisis? Or will we see new ideas surface, or even old ideas of justice come to the fore? The Bible identifies justice as a moral phenomenon, inseparable from righteousness. That’s why Amos (5:24) declared: “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” Justice is about fairness in the…

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Roots and fruits

2 January 2020Biologically, a constitution refers to the physical health and strength of a body. Similarly, a political constitution embodies the fundamental principles for government, and expresses the national identity. Unlike the US, the UK doesn’t have a written constitution. Ours is uncodified, a blend of law and convention that we have accumulated over centuries.Historically, this framework for our state has proven to be a relatively successful formula, and its success has been largely attributed to…

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The hope of nations

1 July 2019The ordeal of this humble farm labourer with four children began a decade ago, in June 2009, with an argument over a bucket of water, which was deemed unclean by a group of Muslim women after Asia drank from it. In the row that ensued Asia was accused of making offensive remarks about Muhammad, the founder of Islam. After being beaten up by a mob at her home, her accusers said that she had confessed to blasphemy. This led to an investigation by the police, which was dubious, and resulted in…

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God’s kingdom and our dual citizenship

26 April 2018Jesus Christ's central message was that all people should have a change of heart (repent), for the kingdom of God is at hand. Given that 'kingdom' quite literally means the 'king's domain', this would no doubt have been of concern to the ruling authorities at that time, both Roman and Jewish. Not least because, in declaring Himself as both Lord and Saviour, Jesus was announcing the start of a whole new social and political order, and the beginning of the end for theirs. Not so much a…

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The silence of the lambs

20 April 2018Last week Ealing Council voted to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in order to enforce a ‘buffer zone’ around a Marie Stopes abortion clinic. The PSPO was put place to stop a group of Christians (Roman Catholic) who, for more than 20 years, had stood in silent prayer near the clinic. In our increasingly therapeutic and illiberal culture, the mere presence of these very peaceful people now appears to represent a form of harassment and intimidation with the PSPO proceeding despite…

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