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8 reasons why the CofE’s same-sex proposals won’t work

2023-01-30T17:21:00+00:00By

Sean Doherty is a same-sex attracted Christian who has been part of the Living in Love and Faith process since the beginning. He believes the CofE needs to take more time for proper discernment over the Church’s position on gay marriage

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Can Chat GPT lead someone to Christ? We put the machine through its spiritual paces…

2023-01-30T14:58:00+00:00By

It’s the AI software everyone is talking about. It can write essays, impersonate famous people and even give you personalised poetry. But can Chat GPT offer any of its millions of users spiritual wisdom? Our editor put the machine to the test

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Workers deserve a fair wage. Let's be praying for a just resolution to strike action

2023-01-27T14:22:00+00:00By

Whatever our views on the ongoing strikes that continue to disrupt our public services, Christians should be committed to praying for peace, justice and God’s wisdom, says Tim Farron

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I escaped from North Korea. Here's why it's still the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian

2023-01-27T11:29:00+00:00By

Three decades after charity Open Doors began monitoring Christian persecution around the world, North Korea is more dangerous than ever for followers of Jesus. Timothy Cho, who escaped the regime, explains why that is, and why we should still be hopeful for change

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Bishops are departing from orthodox teaching. Evangelicals must stand firm and pray for the Church of England

2023-01-26T15:03:00+00:00By , CEO, Evangelical Alliance1 comments

In an open letter to fellow evangelicals, Gavin Calver issues a call to pray for the Church of England. Its leaders must reaffirm their commitment to traditional teaching on marriage, he says  

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‘Dear Justin…’ RT Kendall’s open letter to Archbishop of Canterbury on sexuality

2023-01-26T13:14:00+00:00By 3 comments

Bible teacher RT Kendall explains why he believes the Church of England must urgently change course on last week’s decision to allow same-sex blessings

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Rev Richard Coles admits he broke church rules on sex. Why won't the CofE uphold its own doctrine?

2023-01-26T12:41:00+00:00By , Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)3 comments

Rev Richard Coles has revealed he broke CofE rules in order to have his same-sex relationship blessed in a church. John Stevens says Coles’ actions were in direct defiance of the vows he took as a priest

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Why a ban on conversion practices poses a threat to Christian freedoms

2023-01-25T08:19:00+00:00By , Evangelical Alliance

Last week, the government announced that forthcoming proposals on banning conversion therapy would now include gender identity as well as sexual orientation. Danny Webster unpicks the twists and turns along the journey so far, and explains his concerns for the Church

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‘Only Jesus’: The Christian faith of Mykhaylo Mudryk

2023-01-23T14:07:00+00:00By

Mykhaylo Mudryk’s tattoos tell one very clear story. Chelsea’s latest signing is (literally) wearing his faith on his sleeve

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Why should parishioners receive communion from female clergy when their bishop won’t?

2023-01-20T11:42:00+00:00By 4 comments

There are still many unanswered questions in the appointment of the CofE’s first diocesan bishop who does not ordain women, says Martine Oborne. What message does it send to female clergy? And how can they be expected to flourish in an environment where institutionalised discrimination still exists?

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Tim Keller: ‘I never want to go back to the prayer life I had before cancer’

2023-01-27T12:42:00+00:00By ,

The pastor and bestselling author reveals what God has been teaching him through terminal cancer

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A Christian guide to this year’s Oscar nominations

2023-01-27T11:52:00+00:00By

Films play a big part in shaping our culture, says Nathanael Smith. So it’s good for Christians to know what’s going on and engage with the issues they raise. Here’s his guide to the big hitters

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Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe had mystical experiences of Christ. This novel explores their lives

2023-01-11T09:59:00+00:00By

Victoria MacKenzie’s debut novel imagines a meeting between two famous 15th century mystics, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe. Jennie Pollock says the book brings colour and life to the women’s theology

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The power of the Christian camp

Lee Musson found God on a Christian holiday as a child. Little did he know that one day he’d work for Rock UK, the organisation that owned the campsite where he first said yes to Jesus 

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‘I was 8 years old when God gave me a prophetic vision. People tried to silence me, but God was faithful’

Although she grew up in a Christian home, it took a tragedy to drive Rita Vincent back into the arms of God. Through her early life in Ghana, via Nigeria to London, she’s learned that God has always been there, and his timing is perfect

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‘I was dabbling in paganism and taking cocaine. But then God called my name and I’ve never been the same’

A series of miraculous interventions while at university saw Jo Hargreaves turn her back on paganism and drug taking. At the same time, hundreds of miles away, God was working in her family

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A famous atheist endorsed my book about Jesus

Michael Coren has been trying to break down barriers between atheists and Christians. He explains how his approach is resulting in small victories

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7 things climbing Mount Kilimanjaro taught me about faith and justice

When Esther Swaffield-Bray set out to climb Africa’s highest peak, she had no idea of the lessons she would learn along the way

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I’m a Christian working in the NHS. The system is broken. Here’s how you can pray for us

What you’ve seen in the news is not exaggerated, says Dr Giles Cattermole. Pray for solutions and for NHS staff, but also for the salvation of our nation, he says