Power (still) corrupts

Taken as a story today’s gospel reading has everything. Royalty and power, sex, violence, narrative tension – it’s no wonder that it inspired the play Salome by Oscar Wilde, an opera by Richard Strauss and a film starring Rita Hayworth. But it’s an unusual story to find in the gospels– it hardly refers to Jesus at all … More Power (still) corrupts

Law and order?

Until recent times I’ve been a law-abiding citizen without having to think too much about it. And when I have needed to check the rules, the highway code, say, I could be fairly confident that it wouldn’t have changed by the next week … More Law and order?