Tim Farron’s resignation . . .

. . . as a Christian political leader came as a surprise to me. But just as there have been a whole series of political surprises over the past 12 months, after some reflection, we can see the seeds of these decisions if we look carefully enough. Placed under enormous pressure by the media and other politicians Tim Farron was placed in an invidious position and sadly he has come to the decision he has to resign.

At a time when many of us are praying for the Open Church as we use Open Doors excellent 30 day prayer guide, through the month of Ramadan, may we also be mindful of Christians in the public eye, and those within our number whose faith at work is scrutinised in similar ways


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