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Meet the team

Meet the team

The Evangelical Alliance has a dedicated team of staff, board and council members who work in Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff and London, serving the church locally and nationally in order to help Christians and churches make Jesus known in society.

Far above politics

Politics/Far above politics

I’ve worked in parliament and politics for long enough to know that we should believe political pundits and experts when they declare that they have no idea what is coming next. Gone are the days of confident predictions and clear trajectories of political movement; we live in an environment with…

29 April 2019
Danny Webster

The roots of good leadership

Politics/The roots of good leadership

With nominations closing on Monday, 10 June, 11 candidates have already announced that they will definitely run and at least half a dozen are thought to be considering entering the contest. It is likely the field will thin out by the time of the first votes of the parliamentary party in mid-June,…

30 May 2019
Danny Webster

Speaking about the value of life in a confused society

Society/Speaking about the value of life in a confused society

It would seem as though we are not as comfortable with the continued normalisation of ending life before birth as is often portrayed. More than 100,000 people have signed a petition to protest a court’s judgment to end a pregnancy through force of law. Fortunately, the Court of Appeal has…

27 June 2019
Danny Webster

Crazy golf and the redemption of all things

Church/Crazy golf and the redemption of all things

Rochester Cathedral has attracted both criticism and praise for its decision to install a crazy golf course in its nave. An act of desecration declared one columnist, who also highlighted the helter-skelter at Norwich Cathedral. Journalists ran amok with pun-filled headlines “fairway to heaven”,…

1 August 2019
Danny Webster

Our ever-present hope

Politics/Our ever-present hope

In challenging and uncomfortable times, this should bring comfort because we know that God is not fazed by the circumstances we are facing. We can look to history and remember that the church has navigated far more turbulent times in past. We can look to the church across the world which…

1 November 2019
Danny Webster

Labour, Rabbi Mirvis and fearlessly speaking out

Politics/Labour, Rabbi Mirvis and fearlessly speaking out

For many watching the interview, having heard the critique of anti-Semitism by a wide range of Jewish groups, it might be hard to understand why Mr Corbyn did not apologise. Instead, he insisted on his own virtue in standing against racism and his willingness to talk to Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis to…

28 November 2019
Danny Webster

Sri Lanka attacks: grief-stricken but hope-filled

Global/Sri Lanka attacks: grief-stricken but hope-filled

Because we needed rest, we opted for a more leisurely pace, with an extended beach stay, rather than the typical tourist itineraries. Due to seasonal monsoon cycles, we went to the east coast, just north of Batticaloa, where one of eight explosions in Sri Lanka targeted Christians as they attended…

25 April 2019
Danny Webster

Coronavirus: a Christ-centred response

Society/Coronavirus: a Christ-centred response

Across the UK 85 cases had been confirmed as of Wednesday, 4 March. This is a relatively small number compared to the 80,000 so far confirmed in China and the further 10,000 in other countries around the world. It will probably never be known how accurate these figures are, with the BBC reporting…

5 March 2020
Danny Webster

Intergenerational church: let’s show the world how it’s done

Church/Intergenerational church: let’s show the world how it’s done

Danny Webster is advocacy and media manager at the Evangelical Alliance.This week the Intergenerational Commission published its full report into fairness between different generations. Most publicised was the organisation's proposal to grant every 25-year-old a 'citizen's inheritance' of £10,000,…

18 May 2018
Danny Webster

Christian witness in this political moment

Politics/Christian witness in this political moment

There is expected to be a no confidence vote early September, and if this is lost and no alternative government can be formed, the country will once again go to the polls. In the event of an election in the coming months, Christians will be faced with greater than usual challenges in how to engage.…

21 August 2019
Danny Webster

Book review: A Better Ambition

Politics/Book review: A Better Ambition

Tony Blair’s former spokesman and campaign director can sleep easy knowing that he is no longer invoked with quite the same frequency by those such as I who are passionate about Christians having a voice in politics and bringing God into all things they do. And the reason is because Tim Farron is…

9 October 2019
Danny Webster

Walking with wisdom and seasoning our speech

Politics/Walking with wisdom and seasoning our speech

In a week where the words of a court judgment led to parliament resuming operations, one wonders whether it might not have been better for them to stay away a little longer. The three years since the vote to leave the EU have shown the heightened impact of speech on political culture and how that…

27 September 2019
Danny Webster

Biblical checks and balances

Politics/Biblical checks and balances

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn brought forward his speech to the Labour Party conference to return to London for parliament to sit on 25 September with a sparse agenda of prayers and urgent questions and ministerial statements (if any). The 11 justices of the Supreme Court ruled unanimously on 24…

26 September 2019
Danny Webster

Christian charity Cornerstone challenges Ofsted's discrimination rating

Society/Christian charity Cornerstone challenges Ofsted's discrimination rating

After receiving inspection results of ‘good’ in 2015 the charity’s fostering work was marked as ‘requires improvement’ in 2019 mainly due to its policy of only recruiting evangelical carers. The policy is in line with the Equality Act 2010, and allows the charity to provide a service to a…

20 May 2020
Danny Webster

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