Articles

I have been writing articles on bioethical issues (and a few other topics) for about the last 40 years.  Below is a selection of some of my more recent pieces.

Coronavirus - Part 4, posted, February 2021 (maybe).

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2021.

A Tribute to My Mother, posted, February 2021.

Coronavirus - Part 3, posted, January 2021.

Loss and Bereavement, Chapter 26 from The Edge of Life (2002), posted January 2021

Updates on a Dying Mother, posted, January 2021.

The Last Days and Hours, Chapter 25 from The Edge of Life (2002), posted January 2021

The Image of God, Personhood and the Embryo by Calum MacKellar - a review, posted, January 2021.

Coronavirus - Part 2, posted, December 2020.

Coronavirus - Part 1, posted, October 2020.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2020.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) - an obituary, posted, October 2020

The History of Christian Doctrines by Louis Berkhof - a review and copious notes, posted August 2020.

Update on Life issues - posted, June 2020.

Gimson's Kings & Queens by Andrew Gimson - a chronological review, posted, May 2020.

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay - a review, posted, March 2020.

If I Could Speak - Letters from the Womb by Mark Jones - a review, posted, February 2020.

The Inimitable Jeeves by P G Wodehouse - a review, posted, February 2020.

Update on Life issues - posted, February 2020.

Of Stories - Long, Short and Tall, a review of The Penguin Book of the British Short Story - posted, January 2020.

A new legal framework for abortion services in Northern Ireland - a submission on behalf of Affinity - Gospel Churches in Partnership, posted, December 2019.

Letter to The Times - 11 November, posted November 2019.

The Cockroach by Ian McEwan - a review, posted, November 2019.

Update on Life issues - posted, October 2019.

Letter to The Times - 14 August, posted August 2019.

Dementia from the Inside by Jennifer Bute - a review, posted, August 2019.

My Auntie Dod - A Tribute - posted, July 2019.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2019

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2019.

The Lings' 2018 Christmas letter - posted December 2018.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2018.

Departing in Peace - Biblical Decision-Making at the End of Life by Bill Davis - a review, posted, October 2018. 

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2018.

12 Rules for Life - An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson - a review, posted, May 2018.

The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life - Psalms 1-12 by Dale Ralph Davis - a review, posted, April 2018.

Welsh Government's Consultation on Legislative Proposal to Remove the Defence of Reasonable Punishment - response, posted, March 2018.

Welsh Government's Termination of Pregnancy provision for women from Northern Ireland - response, posted, February 2018.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2018.

Where We  Are - The State of Britain Now by Roger Scruton - a review, posted, January 2018.

The Unquenchable Flame - Discovering the Heart of the Reformation by Michael Reeves - a review, posted, December 2017.

Update on Life Issues - posted, November 2017.

On Leaving LIFE Trustees - posted, November 2017.

On Leaving the Judiciary
- posted, October 2017.

Abortion - 50 Years of Shame
- posted, September 2017.

Update on Life Issues
- posted, June 2017.

General Pharmaceutical Council's Consultation on Religion, Personal Values and Beliefs -
a submission on behalf of Affinity, posted, February 2017.

Update on Life Issues
- posted, February 2017.

A Letter to The Times - posted, December 2016.

You Say You Want A Revolution? by Victoria Broakes and Geoffrey Marsh - posted, December 2016.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2016.

The Ordination and Induction of Rhodri Brady - posted, 3 September 2016.

Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Conscience in Abortion Provision - a submission made on behalf of Affinity, posted, July 2016.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2016.

Letters to The Times, barefoot running - posted, June 2016.

My Wolf Run Story - posted, June 2016.

My Golden Anniversary - posted, May 2016.

Candle in the Wind by Gary Brady - a review, posted, May 2016.

Finishing Our Course with Joy by J I Packer - a review, posted, March 2016.

How to Die: Simon's Choice - review of the BBC2 documentary, posted, February 2016.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2016.
 

Being Mortal - Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande - a review, posted, January 2016.

Right to Die?  Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and End-of-Life Care by John Wyatt - a review, posted, January 2016.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2015.

Update on Life Issues - posted, July 2015.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2015.

A Letter to Simon Thomas AM - assisted suicide debate, posted, December 2014.

What is Trending in Abortion? - blog on LIFE website, posted, December 2014.

A Letter to Members of the Welsh Assembly - assisted suicide debate, posted, December 2014.

Notes for the Meeting with Mark Williams MP - posted, November 2014.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2014.

Letter to The Times, 14 July 2014 - posted, July 2014.

Two Letters Concerning Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill - posted, July 2014.

Update on Life Issues - posted, July 2014.

Mitochondrial Donation - submission to the Department of Health on behalf of Affinity - posted, May 2014.

Attitudes to Ageing and Dying by David Powell - a review, posted, February 2014.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2014.

A Letter to The Times - posted, January 2014.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - a review, posted, January 2014.

In the Midst of Life by Jennifer Worth - a review, posted, November 2013.

Candide, or Optimism by Voltaire - a review, posted, October 2013.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2013.

End-of-Life Issues - A Handout for Pilgrims' Friend Society Conferences - posted, September 2013.

Student Freshers' Welcome - a short address - posted, September 2013.

Capital by John Lanchester - a review, posted, September 2013.

Long-term Illness, Euthanasia and Palliative Care - posted, July 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2013.

Eleven Days in Poland - posted, June 2013.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2013.

Medical Frontiers: Debating Mitochondria Replacement - HFEA submission on behalf of Affinity - posted, December 2012.

A Tale of Two Viruses - posted, November 2012.

The Liverpool Care Pathway - posted, November 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2012.

Probleme de Bioethică - Īnţelegerea Culturii Morţii şi Răspunsul Creştin - posted, October 2012.

A Letter to Nature - posted, June 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2012.

Wednesday 25 April 2012 - A Mixed Day - posted, April 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2012.

Response to the Consultation on Proposals for Legislation on Organ and Tissue Donation - posted, January 2012.

The Rage Against God by Peter Hitchens - a review, posted, January 2012.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2011.

A Little Speech at My Mother's 90th Birthday Lunch - posted, October 2011.

Rev. Dr John Stott - Patron of LIFE - posted, July 2011.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2011.

Choosing to Die - A Complaint to the BBC - posted, 14 June 2001.

Submission to the Commission on Assisted Dying - posted, April 2011.

Campaigning Against Euthanasia on the Isle of Man - posted, April 2011.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2011.

A Time to Live - The Case Against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide by George Pitcher - a review, posted, December 2010.

Update on Life Issues - posted, November 2010.

The Truth About Stem Cell Technology - the text of a talk given at the LIFE National Conference - posted, October 2010.

A Comment to Nature 467: 761 (13 October 2010) - posted, October 2010.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2010.

The Soul of the Embryo by David Albert Jones - a review, posted, April 2010.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2010.

Correspondence with Mrs Gill Frances, chairwoman of the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group - posted, December 2009 and January 2010.

Response to the DPP's Public Consultation on Assisted Suicide - on behalf of Affinity, posted, December 2009.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2009.

Francis Schaeffer - An Authentic Life by Colin Duriez - a review, posted, August 2009.

Just Sex - Is It Ever Just Sex? by Guy Brandon - a review for Evangelical Times, posted, July 2009.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2009.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2009.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (2008) - Resources - posted, December 2008.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2008.

God's Own Country - Religion and Politics in the USA by Stephen Bates - a review, posted, August 2008.

Thirty Years of IVF - posted, July 2008.

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill - The Aftermath - posted, June 2008.

YOU and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (2008) - posted, May 2008.

Visiting Joy Negus - A True Christian Friend - posted, April 2008.

A Letter To The Prime Minister - And His Reply - posted, February 2008.

IVF and the Fate of Human Embryos - posted, February 2008.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2008.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2007.

40 Years of Abortion - 'A Time to Kill and a Time to Heal' - posted, August 2007.

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2007.

An E-Mail to Liza Munday - posted, June 2007.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2007.

Affinity Statements on Abortion, Euthanasia and Assisted Reproductive Technologies - posted, February 2007.

Donating Eggs for Research: Safeguarding Donors - submission to the HFEA on behalf of Affinity, December 2006.

How To Be A Christian In A Brave New World by Joni Eareckson Tada and Nigel M. de S. Cameron - a review in Evangelical Times, posted, December 2006.

Trends in Abortion Statistics, 1968 - 2005 - posted, November 2006.

Update on Life Issues - posted, October 2006.

A Day In The House Of Lords - Assisted Dying For the Terminally Ill Bill Debate - coming soon (er, or later)!

Update on Life Issues - posted, June 2006.

Public Engagement - Affinity Magazine, posted, May 2006

The Sanctity of Human Life and its Downgrade - Affinity Social Issues Bulletin, March 2006.

Update on Life Issues - posted, February 2006.

The Submission by Affinity to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's Choices & Boundaries Consultation - submission on behalf of Affinity, January 2006.

What is Going on in Christian Crisis Pregnancy Counselling? by E. S. Williams - a review, posted, December 2005.

Review of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act - submission on behalf of Affinity, November 2005.

Father-of-the-Bride's speech - 15 October 2005.

Update on Life Issues - Affinity website, October 2005.

Letter to The Times on euthanasia and palliative care - sent, 29 September 2005.

Four Questions for Evangelical Bioethics - A Response to Leonardo de Chirico - posted July, 2005.

Update on Life Issues - Affinity website, July 2005.

Teenage Pregnancy - More Evidence of a Failing Policy - posted, May 2005.

The Report of the House of Lords' Select Committee on the Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill - posted, April 2005.

Update on Life Issues - Affinity website, February 2005.

On the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz - The Nazi Holocaust - posted, 27 January 2005.

The Ethics of Legalising Assisted Dying - My Reply to The Times - posted, January 2005.

Bioethics - the Current Challenge - Affinity Magazine, November 2004.

Update on Life Issues - Affinity website, October 2004.

Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill - submission on behalf of Affinity, to the House of Lords' Select Committee, August 2004.

Magistrates in History and in Historic Confessions of Faith - posted, July 2004.

Beware! It's the Attack of the Medieval Bigots - My Reply to The Times - published, June 2004.

My Foetus - A Critique of Channel 4's Documentary - posted, May 2004.

Whatever Happened To The Human Race? - Revisited - posted, March 2004.

Consultation on Confronting the Crisis - The Culture of Death - House of Lords, February 2004.

On The Death Of A Stepfather - An Appreciation - posted, January 2004.

Stop Cloning Around  Part 2 - Lawyers' Christian Fellowship Magazine, Spring 2004.

Why I Did Not Send A NICE Reply - posted, October 2003.

On Abortion, Civil Disobedience, the Execution of Paul Hill and the Downfall of Randall Terry - posted, September 2003.

Abortion - The View From The USA - FIEC website, September 2003.

Stop Cloning Around  Part 1 - Lawyers' Christian Fellowship Magazine, Autumn 2003.

The Essence of Feminism by Kirsten Burkett - a review in Evangelical Times, August 2003.

For What It Is Worth - The Status Of The Human Embryo by Philippa Taylor - a review in the FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 53, March 2003.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 53, March 2003.

Sex Selection: Choice and Responsibility in Human Reproduction - submission to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) on behalf of the FIEC, January 2003.

Lyndon Bowring Meets the FIEC's Christian Citizenship Committee - posted, November 2002

Sex Selection: Choice and Responsibility in Human Reproduction - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 52, November 2002.

The Christian and Books - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 51, July 2002.

Euthanasia and the Significance of Mrs Pretty and Miss B - Evangelical Times, June 2002.

Loss and Bereavement -
FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 50, March 2002.

Infanticide - A Sinister Practice - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 49, November 2001.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 48, July 2001.

Pastors' Association Conference - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 47, March 2001.

The Morning-After Pill - Evangelical Times, March 2001.

Miss Ann Widdecombe PC, MP Meets the FIEC's Christian Citizenship Committee - FIEC's  Christian Citizenship Committee Bulletin No. 46, November 2000.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) - Submission to the HFEA/ACGT on behalf of the FIEC, March 2000.

A to Z of Bioethical Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletins, 41, 43, 45 and 46, March 1998 - November 2000.

Pure Sex by Tony Payne and Philip Jensen - a review in Evangelical Times, XXX, 1999.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 39, March 1997.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 38, November 1996.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 37, March 1996.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 35, Spring 1995.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 31, Summer 1993.

An Update on Human Gene Therapy - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 29, Autumn 1992.

Update on Life Issues - FIEC's Christian Citizenship Bulletin No. 28, Autumn 1991.

How Should We Then Live? - A Reaction to the Schaeffer Films - Evangelical Times, July 1979.

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