The Vocation to Protest


In an era of soft-soap spirituality where some Christians are looking for palliative care, it’s maybe time to look at a more radical expectation of God, in the company of John Lennon, the Dixie Chicks and others.

John Bell was born and lives within smelling distance of a distillery and a brewery. But he leads an abstemious life, emulating St Augustine and St Francis in his affection for car-driving, mobile phones and spam. The Iona Community employs him as a vagrant.

John Bell