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    The changing face of festivals

    2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Many of us book a place at the same Christian festival or convention year after year. We know the programme, we have finally worked out how to navigate the venue and close friends will be there. But are we getting anything new out of our annual pilgrimages or are we simply going through the motions because that’s what we’ve always done?

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    Election special: David Cameron

    2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

    In an exclusive piece for Premier Christianity magazine, Prime Minister David Cameron speaks up on the significance of the Christian faith.

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    To infinity and beyond

    2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

    Could the mathematics of infinity point to something beyond this universe?

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    God's Army

    2015-04-10T00:00:00Z

    ‘Blessed are the peacemakers,’ Jesus said. Hundreds of Christians serve in full-time ministry to the armed forces. David Masters investigates the challenges they face and finds out how Jesus fits into military life.

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    Resurrection songs

    2015-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Dave Rose brings you his Easter-themed selection...

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    Atmospheres

    2015-03-13T00:00:00Z

    Justin Jarvis // Jesus Culture Music

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    More TV, vicar?

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Vicars are bang on trend in TV land, says Martin Saunders. And they aren’t all cut from the same cloth.

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    Offended

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Penetrated by a rogue shard of glass, the tyre exploded and deflated in seconds. Kay and I paused the marital hymn-singing we usually engage in while driving, and I turned to my wife, a composed smile on my face, and said: ‘Darling, I do believe that we have a flat tyre. Let us praise the Lord for the opportunity to rejoice in this minor but undeniably irritating development.’ She nodded an amen.

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    Why young people need you

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    We need a seismic shift in the way we do and think about youth ministry, says Premier Youthwork editor Phoebe Thompson. And you might just be part of it.

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    The lost gospel of mindfulness

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    One UK Church leader describes Christian Mindfulness as the ‘lost gospel’. Another says God is ‘the most mindful being that exists’. Mindfulness is certainly becoming a buzzword in mainstream culture but, as Christians, can we embrace it and integrate it with our faith? David Masters investigates 

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    Shroud of Turin: Genuine relic or medieval forgery?

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Justin Brierley investigates why new evidence that the cloth is a genuine relic of the resurrection is capturing the interest of evangelicals and Catholics alike.

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    God moved my family to the slum

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    As teenagers, Dr Ash Barker and his wife Anji felt a call to bring Christ to the world’s poorest people. Twenty-five years on, their journey has taken them to live among the urban poor in Melbourne, Australia, and to the heart of a Bangkok slum.

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    Election special: Nick Clegg

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    In an exclusive interview ahead of May’s general election, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg explains why he’s not the atheist many assume him to be, and outlines his vision for church and society.

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    Between you and God

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    In the script for hit musical Blood Brothers, the narrator notices some carefree young children playing and says: ‘And who’d dare tell the lambs in spring what fate the later seasons bring?’

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    Small is beautiful

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Does our enthusiasm to grow our churches lead us to overlook the benefits, beauty and unique missional potential of the small church community?

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    Autopsy of a crucifixion

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Drawing on his studies in forensic pathology, David Instone-Brewer explores the science of crucifixion.

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    The Sceptic: Stephen Fry and the god of atheism

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Don’t be offended: Christians should welcome Stephen Fry’s opinions on God as an opportunity to set the record straight, says Justin Brierley.

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    The Apologist: Into the deep, Fry

    2015-03-12T00:00:00Z

    The reasoning behind Stephen Fry’s argument for the nonexistence of God would commit him to procreation being immoral, to wishing that he and those he loves never existed, to the existence of God himself and even to his own divinity, says Dr Vince Vitale.

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    Upcycled Earth

    2015-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Our planet will one day become our renewed eternal home, so we had better look after it, says David Instone-Brewer.

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    Did God command genocide in the Old Testament?

    2015-02-11T00:00:00Z

    One of the most frequent objections to Christianity concerns violence in the Old Testament. Critics claim that God’s command to the Israelite army to completely destroy the Canaanites and other enemy tribes (Deuteronomy 20:17) amounts to ethnic cleansing. Responding to this month’s thorny question, Peter J Williams, a speaker at this year’s Spring Harvest, helps us understand the issues.