"And while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends... the Word did everything."—Martin Luther

We welcome to the programme Rev Phill Sacre—an ordained minister in the Church of England and host of the YouTube channel "Phill Sacre : Making Sense of the World from a Christian Perspective"—for a conversation on "COVID and the Churches".

How have most of the UK churches responded to the seemingly endless stream of diktats issuing from government? Have such "rules" been submitted to adequate rational and theological questioning? Or have the churches too often been content simply to toe the line because that has seemed like "the right thing to do"? But has that always been "the right thing to do?"

(See also : TMR 271 : Rev Phill Sacre : COVID & the Churches—Part Two)

"Phill is a Christian minister. He is ordained in the Church of England and serves on a part-time basis in a parish on the Essex coast. The remainder of his time he devotes to his online ministries: "Understand the Bible" and "Sacred Musings : Making Sense of the World from a Christian Perspective" (on YouTube)."

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[lockdown, follow the science, skience, public theology, Justin Whelby, censorship, Laura Dodsworth, SAGE, Behavioural Insights Team, Independent Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours, SPI-B, fear, John McArthur, fact checkers, masks, social distancing, asymptomatic transmission, Clare Craig, Nick Hudson, Solzhenitsyn, Milton Maier]



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