Well, it’s sunny here in Manchester, which is more than the forecast for Bristol. Got here fine on about three gallons of coffee. So, Philip Pullman has decided Jesus wasn’t the Son of God. Now, far be it from me to suggest a qualified children’s fiction writer is not necessarily the best qualified to handle such theological concepts with depth and integrity….What does interest me more, however, is the regularity with which stories concerning Christian faith are popping up in the news. There’s also fairly non-event story about an atheist attending Greenbelt in the Guardian. This one interested me precisely because the whole response of the article is based upon impressions, feelings and emotional re-actions to perceived evangelical Christianity. Other stories, such as Richard Dawkins’ sponsored summer camps are finding a place in the radio discussion programmes. Whatever else, it promotes ‘God talk’ in the wider community, which helps create an environment for people to explore faith in Jesus.