• Radical Islam is a threat to Christian democracy. It must be defeated

  • Israel-Gaza war: Don't ignore what the Bible actually says

  • Half of people no longer want a funeral. It’s a worrying trend

  • Dr Mike Townsend (1947-2023): Pioneer of blind Christian ministry

  • ‘My HIV diagnosis brought me closer to God’

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Radical Islam is a threat to Christian democracy. It must be defeated

2023-12-05T12:43:00+00:00By , Dignity Freedom Network

The conflict in Israel and Gaza is much bigger than the Middle East, says Bishop Joseph D’Souza. Peace requires Western democracies to stand up to extremists, not appease them


Why sex outside marriage is a salvation issue

2023-12-04T16:21:00+00:00By , National Director, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)6 comments

Christians can’t agree to disagree on sexual ethics, says John Stevens. There’s too much at stake


Dr Mike Townsend (1947-2023): Pioneer of blind Christian ministry


Dr Mike Townsend was never limited by his sight loss, and instead lived his life to the full, completely committed to the proclamation of the gospel and the inclusion of disabled people in the body of Christ, says Gordon Temple

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Disrupting a church service in the name of climate change isn’t Christian

2023-12-01T15:52:00+00:00By 3 comments

Christian Climate Action has interrupted a service at Chichester Cathedral in order to protest about climate change. But whatever your views on the environment, the worship of God is sacrosanct. It should not be disrupted - especially by those who claim to follow Jesus - argues Gavin Ashenden


7 things to put in the sin bin


Football is following in Rugby’s footsteps and introducing sin bins in an attempt to deal with bad behaviour on the pitch. It got Tim Bechervaise thinking: what else in society could do with a time out?


Half of people no longer want a funeral. It’s a worrying trend

2023-11-30T17:17:00+00:00By , CEO, AtaLoss

Less than half of people want a funeral when they die according to the latest research. But in moving away from looking death in the face, we may be hindering our long-term healing, says Yvonne Tulloch


Israel-Gaza war: Don't ignore what the Bible actually says

2023-11-30T16:42:00+00:00By 8 comments

Does the Bible suggest that God will bring the Jewish people back to the land?

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The elf on the shelf is the antithesis of Christmas. Let's get rid of him

2023-11-29T21:38:00+00:00By 3 comments

Christmas is about the undeserved gift of Jesus, says Mark Deacon, not giving gifts to an elf so he doesn’t ’report’ you to Santa. As secular ideas capture hearts at advent, it’s time for churches to fight back 

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Charlie’s Bar: How this viral advert encourages and challenges the Church

2023-11-29T09:45:00+00:00By , Faith in later life

People are dying of loneliness. While pubs might provide a temporary respite, the Church has so much more to offer, says Alex Drew. Let’s introduce people to the eternal friendship of Jesus this Christmas


Why your favourite stories are full of Christian meaning


From Harry Potter to The Lord of the Rings, our most loved stories concern the battle of good over evil. That’s because we’re wired that way, says Andy Bannister. It’s only in a universe where good wins out in the end that stories make sense


Russell Watson: ‘My friend and I text Bible verses to each other every Sunday’


The world-renowned tenor explains how a near-death experience led him to faith, and why he’ll never tire of bringing joy to others through his music

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Kate Coleman: ‘When the Spirit is left to move, women rise up to lead’


As a student, Rev Dr Kate Coleman was open to all kinds of religions…but not Christianity. Being inexplicably drawn to Jesus took her by surprise


Madman or martyr? The Mission is an unsettling documentary about a murdered evangelist


In 2018, the death of missionary John Allen Chau shocked the world. Now, a new documentary looks at what inspired a young American to reach a remote people group with the gospel. It asks some important questions, says Tim Bechervaise, but have they really understood the Christian call to share the good news?


I saw Jordan Peterson at the O2 last night. He’s asking all the right questions

2023-11-02T21:11:00+00:00By 3 comments

Thousands flocked to London’s O2 arena to hear leading intellectuals including Jordan Peterson and Douglas Murray talk about everything from marriage to the meaning of life. Can a ‘faith-based’ approach to the culture wars help solve society’s problems? Justin Brierley reports


Beyond Utopia: Watch how a pastor is helping people escape from North Korea

2023-11-01T12:29:00+00:00By , Open Doors

A new documentary tells the story of Pastor Kim, who is helping North Koreans escape the totalitarian dictatorship. Megan Titley went to see it

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Forever Mine: the story of John Newton and the black abolitionists we never hear from


It’s 250 years since John Newton wrote ‘Amazing grace’. Diane Holt reviews the play that tells the story of his life, as well as elevating the voices of black abolitionists and slaves that are often overlooked

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    Is rediscovering Christian values the key to fixing society?

    2023-11-06T10:45:00+00:00By 1 comments

    A new coalition of influencers, including Jordan Peterson, Miriam Cates MP and Baroness Stroud, believe that in order to solve the West’s problems, we must return to our Judeo-Christian foundations. Heather Tomlinson reports from the inaugural ARC conference

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    The CofE and same-sex blessings: What’s happening now


    The debate over same-sex marriage and prayers of blessing continue in the Church of England. Tim Wyatt explains what’s being proposed at the upcoming General Synod and what it might mean for Anglicans

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    Explained: Who is former Vineyard pastor Alan Scott and what has he been accused of?

    2023-10-31T04:30:00+00:00By 2 comments

    The Scottish pastor Alan Scott is facing widespread allegations of spiritual abuse and narcissistic behaviour. Following an independent review, Causeway Coast Vineyard (CCV) in Northern Ireland initially said they “failed to spot some of the warning signs” relating to their former pastor, which included “repeated patterns of…manipulation.” However, it has since emerged CCV’s senior pastors, Neil and Janet Young, "no longer fully support” the investigation and have stepped down from leading the church. Tim Wyatt reports

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‘My HIV diagnosis brought me closer to God’

When Tanya* was first diagnosed with HIV, she was too ashamed to tell her family and terrified about what might happen. On World Aids Day, she shares her story of how God gave her the strength to carry on

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The lawyer: 'God has put me here for a purpose'

The Church is made up of Christians from a myriad of different professions, and yet their ordinary tales of God at work rarely get told. In this series, we bring you stories of faith on the frontline 


‘It was the most afraid I’ve ever been’


When two growths were found on his brain, Andy Percey’s future became uncertain. But God brought the Baptist minister through, and the giant of fear was conquered 


‘Wartime gave us a skill that we wanted to offer to God’

As Remembrance Day approaches, 102-year-old veteran, Jack Hemmings, celebrates the start of a Christian humanitarian air service formed in the aftermath of the second world war


The filmmaker: ‘I offer my talents to God, and he uses them’

The Church is made up of Christians from a myriad of different professions, and yet their ordinary tales of God at work rarely get told. Here’s another story of faith on the frontline 

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‘I prayed for ravers in Mallorca to give their lives to Jesus – this is what happened’

When 19-year-old Nathan Kosciecha travelled to Mallorca one summer, it wasn’t for the sex, drugs and alcohol, but rather to see lives transformed by Christ. In an area ruled by darkness, he witnessed Jesus’ power as chains of sin were broken