One thing in common: Comedy Writer

James Cary is an award-winning comedy writer for BBC, having co-written two series of Bluestone 42 (BBC3), and worked on Miranda (BBC1) and My Family (BBC1) and numerous Radio 4 shows starring Milton Jones, David Mitchell and Marcus Brigstocke. Here he is interviewed, and then speaks on: “The Gospel According to Sitcoms, what comedy tells […]

Death and all his friends: Fear

John 11:38-57 Woody Allen once wrote: “Death is absolutely stupefying in its terror…It makes our lives look as irrelevant as waves breaking over the sea shore.” Even those of us who are convinced that there’s something better beyond death, still can find the thought of it very frightening. How can we approach our own deaths joyfully and confidently?

Death and all his friends: Grief

John 11:17-37 Is death just part of “the circle of life” (as the Lion King assures us)? Is it “nothing at all, [just] slipping away into the next room” (as one popular funeral poem puts it)? How are we to think about death? And especially, how are we to find comfort and hope when we experience the deaths of those close to us?

How to get on the wrong side of God: Ignore God’s great solution

Obadiah 17-21 Karl Marx argued that if you tell people there’s an after-life, then they’ll never be motivated to improve this life. The reality however is quite different. As CS Lewis put it: “if you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.” What hope there is for the future, and how can this hope transform us?