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Getting high with the Most High

2022-08-30T04:26:00+01:00By

A growing number of Christians are experimenting with psychedelic drugs to heal past trauma and find God. But it’s akin to spiritual Russian roulette, says Carrie Lloyd

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Feeling anxious? Focus on God’s promises

In times of great uncertainty and distress, even Christians can become anxious and disillusioned. Here’s how you can think on the right things

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5 short stories that are all about God

Short stories offer an emotional punch and a quick sense of achievement, says Andy Kind. Here’s his top five picks that also point to God

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The heretical beliefs of US pastors is truly shocking. We need to lament and repent

From denying the trinity to affirming sex between cohabiting couples, a recent survey of 1,000 US pastors makes for concerning reading, says Graham Nicholls. Could the same be true of the UK Church?

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Official mourning for the Queen is over, but her family still need our prayers

When the funeral finishes, the toughest part of the bereavement journey is often only just starting. Here’s how churches can support those struggling with grief

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5 reasons to join the National Day of Prayer for Schools

Want to change a nation? Start with the children and young people, says Pete Baker. He makes an impassioned plea for Christians to prioritise prayer for their local schools

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Could the Queen’s death bring revival?

Within two days, the UK had a new prime minister and a new king. As an era ends, George Pitcher is praying for winds of change to bring God’s reviving fire

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What the Church can learn from the constitutional monarchy

When symbolic and governmental power is contained in one person, it is ripe for abuse, says Chris Bright. Here’s what our scandal-hit megachurches could learn from the monarchy

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Using graffiti to spread the gospel

Paul told the early Church he would use “all possible means” to reach people for Jesus. But would that include graffiti? Fiona Burt explores

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9 lessons from the most watched sermon ever

It was billed by some as the biggest evangelistic opportunity of a generation and, if it isn’t already the most-viewed sermon of all time, it’s likely to become so. But what lessons can we learn from Justin Welby’s preach?

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Preach it, Justin! How Welby nailed the 5 minute sermon

In a room full of the great and the good - those commonly viewed as the most important people on the planet - the Archbishop of Canterbury made a pointed statement that celebrated our equity of access to God’s grace, and challenged the watching millions to put their faith in Jesus Christ

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Justin Welby: All who follow the Queen’s example can say, with her: ‘We will meet again’

Initial reactions from Christian leaders online suggest the Most Rev Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, struck just the right chord with his short but sweet tribute to a Queen who served God and strove to point others to him. Here’s his sermon in full 

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The Queen’s funeral will be the greatest evangelistic opportunity in history. Let’s pray Justin Welby delivers

The most-watched funeral in the world will take place on Monday. Phil Knox says he’s praying the Archbishop of Canterbury’s message will be Jesus-centred

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David Coffey: My 3 memories of meeting the Queen

The Baptist minister recalls several meetings with the late Monarch

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As the Queen’s funeral approaches, here’s why we need it

The function of the funeral is as vital to state as it is to the individual, says George Pitcher. Here’s how it helps us in our grief

Interviews

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Archie Coates: Succeeding Nicky Gumbel, tackling LGBT issues and reaching the lost

2022-08-26T19:44:00+01:00By

The new leader of HTB reveals his future plans for the largest Anglican church in England

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Evangelist Michael Youssef: ‘I want to see a million souls saved'

2022-08-26T19:11:00+01:00By

As he celebrates 20 years of his ministry, Leading the Way, the forthright evangelist shares his passion for proclaiming the gospel

Reviews

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Man of God: this real-life story of a literal saint is a little too holy

2022-09-20T15:28:00+01:00By

Starring Mickey Rourke, Man of God tells the true story of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, exiled unjustly, convicted without trial and slandered without cause. The film is a fascinating insight into the Greek Orthodox Church, says Giles Gough, even if the dialogue could do with some work

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Repackaging Christianity: How Alpha conquered the world

2022-08-25T13:03:00+01:00By

A new book charts the unexpected growth of the Alpha Course from humble beginnings in one London church to a worldwide phenomenon. Here's our 5/5 review

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A toxic celebrity culture has infiltrated the Church. We must root it out

2022-07-29T15:05:00+01:00By , Author of Celebrities for Jesus

The emphasis on personas, platforms and profits is damaging the ordinary witness of faithful Christians, says Katelyn Beaty

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Christians are losing the culture war…but so is everyone else. What would Jesus do?

2022-07-29T15:06:00+01:00By

In everything from trans rights to the inclusion of gay people in our churches, people on both sides of the debate believe they’re losing the argument. Jamie Cutteridge explores why

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Is complementarian theology abusive?

2022-07-28T15:14:00+01:00By

In the wake of abuse scandals and the #MeToo movement, Megan Cornwell asks: is it time for Christians to re-evaluate Church teaching on gender roles?

Testimonies

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‘I saw Jesus while on ayahuasca’

Was I bathed in white sound or swimming in loud light? With a crystal bowl vibrating all my cells, I couldn’t tell the difference. And why were the words “child of God” in my head vibrating even louder?

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‘I thought only stupid people believed in God’

Guillaume Bignon reveals how a series of improbable events, and an awakening of his conscience, helped move him from assured atheist to confident Christian

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'A simple invitation to a brilliant Christian camp changed my life'

A simple invitation radically altered the course of Tony Uddin’s life

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‘I was a Muslim consumed by hatred. But now I serve Jesus in Afghanistan’

One year on from the Allied’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, one man tells his remarkable story of finding Jesus among the pain of war, and how he is sharing the hope of Christ with his fellow countrymen

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From psychedelic potions to demonic deliverance

When Tony Maisey hit rock bottom, he headed to the Peruvian jungle to seek healing in an ancient tribal ceremony. Little did he know it would open him up to an evil assault

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‘I was abused in church. 20 years later, I found freedom at a men’s event’

Men’s events are often criticised for being overly macho but Carl Beech, leader of The Gathering, says they’re vital safe spaces. As they gathered together for the first time in three years, he shares one remarkable testimony from this year’s event

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From witchcraft to Orthodoxy

The writer and environmentalist Paul Kingsnorth was attracted to nature religions, but says Jesus ‘dragged’ him out of Wicca and towards him

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From idol worship to Christian evangelist

Nia-Cerise Conteh explains how a surprise encounter with the Holy Spirit in her kitchen radically changed the trajectory of her life

Podcast
Podcast

The Profile: In depth interviews with hundreds of inspiring Christians

The Profile podcast features in-depth interviews with Christians from around the world.

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