About & Contact

This is me in a boat off the Isle of Skye, but normally I’m at home a lot further south working as a freelance journalist. I specialise in religion and social affairs stories.

My news reports, analysis and features have been published by The Guardian, The Times, The Economist, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent and the BBC, among others. I previously worked for four years as a news reporter and digital editor of the Church Times, the UK’s leading newspaper covering religion. You can find some of my work here.

I’m always open to new commissions and enquiries, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing tswyatt@gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter.

Podcasts

I also co-host two podcasts, both part of the Premier network.

Matters of Life and Death, co-hosted with my dad Prof John Wyatt, discusses the ethics of issues in healthcare, technology and science. You can listen to the most recent episodes below, or click here to subscribe.

Suffering 2: Rediscovering lament, reciting psalms in bomb shelters, the Gethsemane prayer, and the realism of Christian hope Matters of Life and Death

Resuming our conversation about suffering, we think through some faithful Christian responses to evil and loss. How can the church reintegrate the deeply Biblical tradition of lament into its corporate and individual life, picking up on the psalms and ultimately Jesus on the cross? And what might a resilient and hope-filled fellowship of believers look like in the light of this?   For more resources to help you explore faith and the big questions, visit: http://www.premierunbelievable.com  If you want to go deeper into some of the topics we discuss, find more resources to read, listen to and watch at John’s website: http://www.johnwyatt.com  Subscribe to the Matters of Life and Death podcast: https://pod.link/1509923173 
  1. Suffering 2: Rediscovering lament, reciting psalms in bomb shelters, the Gethsemane prayer, and the realism of Christian hope
  2. Suffering 1: ’Adamah’, mystery and presence, the ever-smiling Buddha, and the lamb slain from the creation of the world
  3. Space 2: Astrobiology, 16 billion billion Earth-like planets, LUCA and the non-competitive Imago Dei
  4. Space 1: The James Webb telescope, extra-terrestrial life, hobbits of the universe and the doctrine of creation
  5. Simulation 2: Zoom’s face-smoothing, chatbot therapists, Trinitarianism, and evil as counterfeit

Premier Christian Newscast is a weekly show unpacking and explaining one big story from the Christian world. We go behind the immediate headlines to try to understand why things are happening in the church and beyond. You can listen to the most recent episodes below, or click here to subscribe.

Christianity and boxing: Fighting with faith Premier Christian Newscast

Christians are no strangers to the world of boxing. In fact there is a disproportionate number of believers competing compared to other sports. Not an event goes by without someone having a Bible verse written on their shorts or someone giving glory to God in a post-fight TV interview. So what draws people to this dangerous game and does a belief in God give you an advantage in the ring? For this week’s episode we’re handing over the microphone to Premier’s Marcus Jones, who has explored boxing and Christianity’s complicated relationship.
  1. Christianity and boxing: Fighting with faith
  2. Nigeria’s Christians under attack
  3. Abortion and the pro-life movement in the post-Roe era
  4. The Lambeth Conference
  5. The church in politics: Rwanda, bishops and the House of Lords