TODAY is Holocaust Memorial Day - the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz which marked the end of the extreme prejudice and discrimination which led to the extermination of millions of Jews and other minorities.

Or did it?

This post is about God. Not about whether God exists, or what God is like, but why it matters – if at all.

Most church leaders these days agonise over the declining numbers who attend church services, so it might be worth asking: why should anyone attend them? What’s the point? What difference does it make?


Some of us cost a lot. The online journal article Childhood forecasting of a small segment of the population with large economic burden describes a recent study with results worth pondering.

I spotted it through a summary in the Church Times, though this is behind a paywall.