Online articles, media contributions and public engagements by David Grumett

Online articles

'Synods and conferences’, Ecclesiology 18, 2 (2022), 153–8.

'Ethics and the Church: A Roman Catholic–Anglican Encounter', Ecclesiology 17, 2 (2021), 171–6.

'Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's theological trouble', The Christian Century, 11 July 2018.

'Eucharist, creation and responsibility', Movement: The Magazine for Christian Students 156 (2017), 25–8.

'Unfinished business from the Sacred Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow, 1917–18', Ecclesiology 13, 3 (2017), 293–8.

‘Agatha Christie at mass’, Oxford University Press blog, 1 February 2017.

'The heavenly banquet: Christianity and food', Sarx: Christian Animal Welfare website, 5 July 2016.

(with Eli Appleby-Donald) 'Does lecture capture enhance learning?', University of Edinburgh Teaching Matters blog, 1 June 2016.

'Ecclesiology from California', Ecclesiology 11, 2 (2015), 147–51.

'Digesting the Word: a triptych and proposal on dietary choice', The Other Journal 19 (Fall 2011), 25–34.


‘Another Russian revolution', The Tablet, 28 January 2023, 14–16.

‘Unlock the tabernacles’, The Tablet, 20 February 2021, 14.

‘The use and abuse of the Bible in ethics’, Dialogue: A Journal of Religion and Philosophy, 53 (2019), 16–21.
Panelist for ‘Veganism’, Beyond Belief, BBC Radio 4, 20 May 2019.

‘Adoration unleashed’, The Tablet, 8 September 2018, 6–7.
'Descended from Adam?', The Christian Century, 18 July 2018, 26–8.
Research discussed in Edward W. Schmidt, ‘How Teilhard de Chardin’s hidden response to Vatican censure finally came to light’, America: The Jesuit Review, 5 June 2018.
‘Let his fire burn’ (on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin), The Tablet, 2 June 2018, 7–8.
Interviewed by Carol Glatz for ‘Inquiry or inquisition? Another look at Father Teilhard de Chardin’, America: The Jesuit Review, 10 May 2018.
Interviewed by Felix Neumann for „TV-Star löst letztes Rätsel Teilhard de Chardins“,, 1 March 2018.
‘Seeking other Edens: God, gardens, and human community’, Christian History 125 (February 2018), 6–10.

‘Piece to camera’, Times Higher Education, 18 August 2016, 24.
Interviewed by Ian McDonald for episode 5 of ‘Vegetarianism: the story so far’, a 15-part series at and on Resonance 104.4FM, 7 June 2016.

Review of the International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, The Times Literary Supplement, 30 October 2015, 28.

Interviewed by Will Storr for ‘The evangelicals who believe they can raise the dead’, The Telegraph Online, 23 November 2014.
Review of G.R. Evans, First Light: A History of Creation Myths from Gilgamesh to the God Particle, The Times Literary Supplement, 31 October 2014, 31.
Interviewed for Karen Millington, ‘Should Christians go vegetarian?’, BBC Religion & Ethics website, 18 July 2014.
Review of Christine M. Fletcher, The Artist and the Trinity: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Theology of Work, The Times Literary Supplement, 11 July 2014, 27.
Review of Christopher P. Jones, Between Pagan and Christian, The Times Literary Supplement, 30 May 2014, 27.

Review of Charles Miller, Richard Hooker and the Vision of God: Exploring the Origins of 'Anglicanism', The Times Literary Supplement, 25 October 2013, 30.
'Religion has an important part to play in education', The Journal: Scotland's Student Newspaper, 18 October 2013.
Interviewed for ‘Fasting’, The Why Factor, BBC World Service, 16 September 2013.
‘Eating like a Christian’, interview with Pieta Woolley, The United Church Observer (Canada), January 2013, 22.

Review of Norman Wirzba, Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating, The Times Literary Supplement, 6 April 2012, 26–7.
'Fishers of men, eaters of fish', The Tablet, 31 March 2012, 16–17.

‘Broad church: cardinal rules still relevant in an instrumentalist age’, Times Higher Education, 16 September 2010, 28–9.
‘A Christian diet: the case for food rules’, The Christian Century, 6 April 2010, 34–7.
Interviewed for ‘What Would Jesus Eat?’, BBC Radio 4, 5 April 2010.
Expert guest for questions on the ethics of meat-eating and sabbath reinstitution, The Big Questions, BBC One, 28 February 2010.

Lectures, debates, retreats and sermons

‘Earth-shattering events’, sermon at Choral Evensong, Trinity Hall Chapel, Cambridge, 22 May 2022

‘Food, farming and the environment’, Quaker Concern for Animals, British Quaker Yearly Meeting Gathering, online, 3 August 2021
‘Wine in Christian theology’, Zwischen Sanktionierung und Heiligung – Alkohol in Judentum und Christentum, Koscher To Go – Perspektiven auf religiöse Speisevorschriften lecture series, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, 22 June 2021

Multiculturalism and animal ethics panel, Forum for Philosophy, London School of Economics, 1 October 2019

‘The Eucharist and care for creation’, St John’s Theology Symposium, Edinburgh, 10 November 2018
‘Teilhard de Chardin, original sin and the six propositions’, Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace day conference, Augustine Church, Edinburgh, 6 October 2018
‘Eucharist, matter, transformation’, Art and Christianity conference, Ushaw College, Durham, 8 September 2018

‘Morality and ethics’, Annual Seminar, Scottish Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy, Glasgow, 19 June 2017
'Foodbanks, theology and economics', Hope and Hunger, Foodbanks and Theology event, Durham University, 3 June 2017
‘Abstinence and justice: food in Christian tradition’, JustShare lecture, Church of St Mary-le-Bow, London, 4 April 2017
‘Eating: a Christian vocation?’, Sion College seminar supper, London, 7 March 2017

Material Eucharist day conference, Church Service Society, New College, Edinburgh, 7 December 2016
An In-Between Time, Sermon for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, The Expository Times 127, 6 (2016), 289–90.

Saved by Water, Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, The Expository Times 126, 4 (2015), 187–9.

Why Go to the Temple?, Sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Day, The Expository Times 126, 2 (2014), 86–8.
Living Like Sheep, Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, The Expository Times 125, 7 (2014), 338–9.

« Le Pére Teilhard de Chardin et Vatican II » and « Mgr Henri de Lubac, advocat du Père Teilhard », Centre spirituel du Hautmont, Lille, 16 November 2013
‘Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the priestly vocation’, Sacred Heart Seminary, Victoria, Gozo (Malta), 13 April 2013
‘Forty days and forty nights?’, sermon at Choral Evensong, Emmanuel College Chapel, Cambridge, 17 February 2013