2022-04-26T15:11:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
This anthropological study from Dr Katie Gaddini delves into the lives of evangelical Christian women in the US and the UK who find themselves on the fringes of their church traditions, and includes Dr Gaddini’s own journey out of evangelicalism. The book explains how women end up leaving when patriarchy, ...
2022-04-26T11:35:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Pussy Riot would never have performed at the Christian festivals I attended as a teenager, nor would they ever have been invited. But when it was announced that the Russian feminist punk rock band would be the artists in residence at Greenbelt 2018, it felt apt.
2022-03-28T13:58:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Anyone who has studied theology understands how much of a challenge it can be to your faith. I arrived at university, many years ago, having grown up in conservative evangelicalism and having had little reason – or opportunity – to question its theological teachings. So when I began my study, ...
2022-02-24T05:09:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
At this year’s Brits, rap artist Little Simz proudly walked on stage to collect her award for best new artist. “My name is Simbiatu Ajikawo. I’m from north London, Islington. I grew up on a council estate, I’m an independent artist and to be here tonight receiving this award is ...
2022-01-28T09:31:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
This film deserves an audience far wider than just those who are already critical of the Church’s patriarchal past, says Chine McDonald
2022-01-27T14:57:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
This top-rated book deserves a place on your shelf, says Chine McDonald
2022-01-27T10:32:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
A few years ago, I was having a particularly challenging time navigating my way through doubts around a decision that I had to make. As I sought guidance from friends and loved ones, some were adamant that I was to go in one particular direction, convinced that the Bible was ...
2021-12-16T20:39:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
So you want to be a vicar? No. A nun? No. An RE teacher? No. This was usually how conversations went when I was a student. It was as if people couldn’t quite fathom why anyone would choose to study theology instead of other subjects deemed more ‘useful’, like medicine, ...
2021-12-02T13:40:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
Just seven per cent of the population of Africa have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The inaction of developed countries shows black lives do not matter, and will ultimately prevent us beating the virus, says Chine McDonald
2021-11-26T09:38:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
When I walked into Liverpool Cathedral a few weeks ago, I audibly gasped. Stepping inside the magnificent building, I was taken aback by its awesomeness. Built between 1904 and 1978, it is the largest cathedral in Britain and the eighth largest church in the world.
2021-10-25T10:01:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Those of us who are raising boys have a responsibility to nurture men who will stand up for women, says Chine McDonald
2021-09-27T12:21:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Chine McDonald explains why she changed her mind on climate change
2021-09-03T10:42:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
As Beyonce turns 40 years old this weekend, Chine McDonald explains why the singer is so inspirational
2021-08-24T08:40:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
There was a moment during the BBC Storyville documentary on Hillsong Church that I broke down and wept. It wasn’t a quiet type of crying – the type where you can easily wipe away a tear – but a cry that roared from somewhere from deep within me. A broken ...
2021-06-29T15:21:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
A few years ago, I went on a trip to Israel-Palestine with Christian Aid. I arrived at a mobile clinic where the other journalists and I were surrounded by young Palestinian children who excitedly practised their English on us and asked questions about SpongeBob SquarePants. After spending some time speaking ...
2021-05-25T08:25:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Today marks one year since George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis
2020-10-30T00:00:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
Comic Relief’s brave decision to no longer send celebrities to African nations as part of its fundraising appeals is a welcome move, and will hopefully go some way towards dispelling the myths that exist around Africa, says Chine Mcdonald