Symon Hill's blog

Minefield: Watching enemies become human at the Royal Court

It’s rare for me to give a standing ovation in a theatre. But on Wednesday I readily rose from my seat in the Royal Court Theatre to applaud six ex-soldiers from two sides of the same war.

The Church of England's budget response reveals twisted priorities

Institutional churches can be pretty slow to respond to injustice, so I’m not surprised that some people were pleased to see that the Church of England issued a speedy response to George Osborne’s

US Defence Secretary admits British nukes are not independent

The US Defense Secretary has effectively admitted that the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system is not independent.

David Cameron wants us to remember Jesus' birth, not his life.

David Cameron has just released his Christmas message, calling on us to mark the birth of Jesus and to remember those who are hungry or lonely at Christmas.

Did Jesus believe in saving money?

David Cameron likes to describe people who work hard and save money as those who "do the right thing".

Bombing Syria: A handy guide to militarist euphemisms

As I write, the UK Parliament is debating government proposals to send troops to bomb Syria.

More famous parables reconsidered

Last week saw the publication of my new book, The Upside-Down Bible: What Jesus really said about money

Offended by the Lord's Prayer? You should be!

There has been a minor media storm over the decision of certain cinema chains to withdraw a Church of England advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer.

The Upside-Down Bible: Labourers in the vineyard and zero-hour contracts

My new book, The Upside-Down Bible: What Jesus really said about money, sex and violence, will be p

Being a pacifist on 11 November

In the last few weeks, I have been accused of cowardice, ingratitude, stupidity, disloyalty, insulting veterans, despising Britain, encoura