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    World evangelical gathering postponed

    2014-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Divisions among Korean evangelicals are held responsible for the failure to hold the WEA Assembly

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    ICC in Glasgow to close

    2014-04-03T00:00:00Z

    International Christian College in Glasgow (ICC) is to cease operations following ‘prolonged and substantial’ falls in student numbers over recent years.

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    RE teachers claim discrimination

    2014-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Funding cut for trainee teachers in secondary schools.

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    Back to the 1980s?

    2014-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Benefit reforms have set the Church against the government again.

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    I wish they’d taught me…

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    How far does Bible college prepare students for the different spiritual, practical and emotionally demanding tasks they will encounter in their ministry? Lucinda van der Hart investigates...

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    See you soon...

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    In November 2007, 21-year-old Jim Skinner lost his life to heroin while serving alongside missionary Jackie Pullinger to help recovering drug addicts in Hong Kong. More than five years on, Jim’s parents, Graeme and Philippa, reflect on their tragic bereavement

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    Sun, Sea, and Starvation

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Lucinda Borkett-Jones travels to Malawi to find out how the world is going hungry while the planet heats up. In our plastic-wrapped society, the relationship between people and the land is largely absent from daily life. Most of our bread comes ready-sliced courtesy of Hovis, not grown, threshed, milled and baked in our own backyard. It is difficult to fully grasp the link between ‘caring for the planet’ and how not doing so might affect our lifestyle. It’s all too easy to cling film our consciences and get on with life.

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    A Problem Shared: Struggles in Sunday School

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    A group of parents with special needs children have started to attend our church, which I am delighted about. However, the Sunday children’s groups have struggled to accommodate them. The children shout and talk throughout services, which is upsetting older worshippers in particular. How do we resolve the situation without offending or rejecting these new members?

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    The power of silence

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    How do we find silence in an endlessly noisy world? 

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    Pastoral Nightmares

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    We put five perplexing, but commonplace, pastoral scenarios to our panel of experts. 

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    New perspectives on Paul

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    With a whopping 1,700 pages, Paul and the Faithfulness of God (SPCK) is NT Wright’s most comprehensive work on Christianity’s most famous apostle. He talks to Justin Brierley about his love affair with the first century evangelist, and why his new book will continue to upset some Calvinists.

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    Does Sex Need Rescuing?

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    In culture we’ve made an idol of sex. In church, we’ve made it a sin. But should sex be an act of worship? "Desire is part of our design" "We are destined for eternal ecstasy" "Sexual union is the main icon scripture uses to explain what heaven has in store for us"

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    A throne but no Messiah

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Can a show full of gratuitous sex and violence and has no 'good' character, have anything to say to the Christian subculture?

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    Malcolm’s X-Factor

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Martin Saunders enters the enigmatic world of Malcolm Gladwell, and discovers a man returning unexpectedly not just to the Bible, but also to his Christian roots.

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    Rob Parsons: Tell them you love them

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Just recently I got off a plane in Johannesburg, switched on my phone and saw a text message asking me to ring home immediately. I made the call during the short bus ride from the plane to the terminal and discovered that my good and dear friend, Bob, had died in his sleep.

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    Let's Be Reasonable

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Would you be willing to go and debate with your local atheist society? Heather Tomlinson looks at the impact we can make when we stop leaning on others to evangelise for us and discuss our faith face to face.

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    A Life Less Misérable

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Martin Saunders looks at how blockbuster musical Les Misérables – now out on DVD – can be powerfully harnessed to start conversations about God

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    Life with Leprosy

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Lothian meets Dan and Babs Izzett, who are a living reminder that leprosy is not a thing of the past, but neither is it the final word.

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    Leadership Traps

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Even the strongest leaders aren’t immune to tripping up occasionally. Greg Downes addresses some common pitfalls. ‘Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher, We all celebrate today, cos it’s one day closer to your death.’

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    Killing in the name of...

    2014-03-05T00:00:00Z

    It’s taken a long time for the world to notice the trouble in Central African Republic. But reports of beheadings and cannibalism are making it hard to ignore. Is this a religious conflict? Lucinda Borkett-Jones investigates.