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    Using the S word

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

    The world reacted in shock when actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life in 2014. In reality, suicide kills one person every 40 seconds, yet it is rarely addressed in church. It’s time we broke the silence, says Will van der Hart.

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    A mission to save mankind

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Christopher Nolan’s science fiction epic Interstellar envisions a world beyond our own, in which humankind can save itself.

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    Glimpses of glory

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Karen Murdarasi’s visit to the Parthenon and the Areopagus brought a simple Pauline teaching to life like never before.

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    The Evangelical: Jesus saw scripture as unbreakable; so should we

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

     At a time when the authority of the Bible is increasingly questioned, Andrew Wilson says we should follow Jesus’ example when reading the scriptures.

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    The Progressive: Jesus didn’t treat Scripture as infallible; nor should we

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

    For several years, Brian McLaren has been challenging evangelicals with a ‘new kind of Christianity’. In conversation with Andrew Wilson, he explains why we shouldn’t make an idol of the Bible.

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    China's popcorn Christianity

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Bob Fu was pastoring an underground church in China when he was arrested and imprisoned. On his release, he managed to flee the country with his pregnant wife, who faced the threat of a forced abortion.

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    New Year, new ways to explore the Bible

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Resolved to spend more time reading your Bible this year? Former Bishop of Oxford John Pritchard equips you with the practical tools to creatively engage afresh with the word of God.

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    Church weekends away: heaven or hell?

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Would a church retreat be your idea of heaven or hell? Joy Tibbs explores the elements that have the potential to make or break a parish weekend away.

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    Finding God at Auschwitz

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Mark Elder’s visit to Auschwitz with his wife Zoe, a teacher, and a group of her history students prompted the Baptist minister to reflect afresh on the presence of the divine amid extreme suffering.

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    Ten ways to grow your church in 2015

    2014-12-16T00:00:00Z

    We’re all familiar with statistics that decry the declining UK Church, but many local churches are bucking the trend. Justin Brierley investigates what has made the difference for those whose churches are bursting at the seams.

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    Millions in the Wilderness

    2014-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Exactly how many Israelites lived in the wilderness? Continuing his series exploring science and the Bible, our resident theologian David Instone-Brewer explores whether the numbers in Exodus add up.

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    Held by God

    2014-11-13T00:00:00Z

    A month ago, my daughter Katie went into hospital for a routine operation. The next day she experienced complications, and over the following two weeks she had two further major operations, a blood transfusion and a suspected heart attack.

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    The Seeker: Gerald Priestland’s search for the heart of Christianity

    2014-11-13T00:00:00Z

    In the early 80s, BBC Radio 4 produced a groundbreaking religious series called Priestland’s Progress. As Premier Christian Radio rebroadcasts the classic programmes, Justin Brierley traces the spiritual journey of its protagonist, Gerald Priestland.

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    From Muslim to persecuted Christian

    2014-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Asylum seeker Javaid Khan, 36, tells of his conversion from Islam to Christianity, and the consequences of following Jesus Christ.

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    The Billy Graham legacy

    2014-11-13T00:00:00Z

    Sixty years on from Billy Graham’s 1954 Harringay ‘crusade’, Justin Brierley examines the evangelist’s lasting impact in the UK.

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    People in the news

    2014-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Who has been making headlines this month?

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    No m'Lord: Why doesn't Downton do God?

    2014-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Downton Abbey is now regularly enjoyed by more than 120 million viewers around the world. But why is a show set in the God-fearing 1920s so reluctant to mention faith?

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    Christmas Scandals

    2014-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Festive cards usually depict a serene tableau set in a stable complete with shepherds, wise men and baby Jesus with a halo. But the first Christmas was anything but respectable. David Instone-Brewer reveals the unconventional nativity characters that would have made even a tabloid journalist blush.

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    Dealing with the 'Big C'

    2014-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Salvation Army officer Shaun Skinner shares his story of living with a brain tumour but being used by God regardless.

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    Rev Mpho Tutu

    2014-10-08T00:00:00Z

    Written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Rev Mpho Tutu, The Book of Forgiving has had an immediate impact on many. It also complements their online resource, The Forgiveness Challenge (forgivenesschallenge.com), which has attracted participants from 160 countries. Premier Christianity caught up with Mpho to find out why she thinks forgiveness is such an emotive issue.