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    ‘The most useful thing we can do is love someone’

    2015-06-15T00:00:00Z

    Christian singer songwriter Philippa Hanna recently returned from the mission field in Mozambique. She tells Charlotte Walker it is the perfect remedy for any Christian who has ‘lost the edge on their faith’.

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    Holy ****!

    2015-06-15T00:00:00Z

    Contemporary culture is peppered with swear words that most Christians consider an offence. But is all swearing a sin? Jamie Cutteridge asks whether we’ve got our priorities wrong.

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    My online dating experiment

    2015-06-15T00:00:00Z

    A few months ago, we asked Carrie Lloyd to delve into the world of online dating. She reveals what it takes for a single Christian woman to hook up via cyberspace.

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    Ordinary people

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Lewis Smedes was an academic, author and pastor – his teaching changed the lives of people across the world. I was intrigued to read about the day he left seminary to take up his first job as the pastor of a small church. Just before he got into his car he spotted one of his teachers nearby and called out, ‘Professor, do you have any last words of advice for me?’

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    Sing a new song

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    More worship songs than ever are flowing out of local congregations into the worldwide Church. Sam Hailes meets the UK churches generating today’s biggest worship anthems.

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    Wrestling with God

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Professional wrestler Shawn Michaels, otherwise known as ‘The Heartbreak Kid’, tells all.

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    Fairness is Overrated

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Tim Stevens // Nelson Books

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    The Humanist: I don't need God to be good

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Atheists looking for a moral framework are turning to humanism. Justin Brierley meets humanist philosopher Stephen Law to find out what’s involved.

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    Horror: the genre that refuses to die

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Horror movies can help depict the reality of the spiritual world, says Jonty Langley. Christians have nothing to fear.

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    The letter of RT Kendall to the UK Church

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Best-selling author, speaker and the former leader of London’s Westminster Chapel, RT Kendall celebrates his 80th birthday this summer. Premier Christianity magazine asked him to pen an open letter to the UK Church.

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    Jean Vanier: To be a Christian is to love people who are different

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The founder of L’Arche recently won the Templeton Prize for his pioneering work to break down the stigma of disability. He talks to Justin Brierley about life, love and insignificance.

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    Does individual life really begin at conception?

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Writing in the June edition of Premier Christianity, David Instone Brewer argued that an individual life begins 14 days after conception. Read David’s controversial article, and Peter D Williams’ response below.

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    Mary, Malala and driving in Saudi Arabia

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Stephanie Heald reflects on her experiences as a Western woman in the Middle East, and decides the time for courageous action is now.

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    The Apologist: Why Humanists should be Christians

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Angus Ritchie asks whether atheistic humanists have any foundation for their beliefs.

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    Africa's martyrs

    2015-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Sub Saharan Africa is seeing tremendous growth in numbers of Christians. But it is simultaneously experiencing a wave of vicious persecution. Amanda Pilz investigates.

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    Living on a prayer

    2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Pray faithfully for your local community and expect transformation, says Gerard Kelly.

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    Girl interrupted

    2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Having struggled with depression from childhood, Laura Miles became dependent on self-harm. Reaching rock bottom in her early 20s, she formed detailed plans to take her own life, but God had other ideas.

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    The Rules of Engagement

    2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

    What does it mean for Christians to be engaged with culture, and why is it so important? Five years on from his first Premier Christianity culture column, Martin Saunders asks if there’s more to it than sermon illustrations and placard-waving.

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    Citizens of heaven and the politics of earth

    2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Christian values are foundational to political democracy, says Lord Richard Harries, so Christians should be at the forefront of the fight against political apathy.

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    From witchcraft to Christ

    2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

    From birth, David Ole Kereto’s life was marked out. He was to become a witch doctor, like his father, but God intervened.