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    Is the Church too middle class?

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    Sam Hailes looks at whether Christians are in danger of neglecting the poor

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    Shop removes ‘Send me nudes’ sign following Christian-led campaign

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    A teen clothing shop in Kent has taken down its neon sign that referenced nude selfies, after a Christian youth worker petitioned for its removal.

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    ‘Life-saving Bible’ featured on Royal Mail stamp

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    It comes as part of a set of stamps marking the centenary of each year of the First World War. Private Lemuel Thomas Rees was hit by an exploding German shell during the Battle of Passchendaele. A small Bible that he kept in his breast pocket saved his life. After ...

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    There’s nothing wrong with being paid half a million pounds a week

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    Christian footballer Neymar has become the most expensive player in history after joining Paris Saint Germain from FC Barcelona for £198m. Nathan Jones responds

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    People in the news

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Former archbishop resigns Lord George Carey has resigned from his position of honorary bishop in the Diocese of Oxford. Carey said he accepted the criticisms made of him in a review of the Church’s handling of abuse against young men carried out by Bishop Peter Ball. ...

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    Monk-eying around

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    A new comedic play which commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is to be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. A Monk’s Tale aims to help audiences understand Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and has been described by The Times as “hugely entertaining”. The brainchild of BBC sitcom writer ...

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    Eugene Peterson causes controversy after retraction on gay marriage

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    The translator of The Message version of the Bible and well respected contemplative pastor Eugene Peterson has retracted previous comments that he would be willing to conduct a same sex marriage. The retired pastor had been asked by Religion News Service “If you were pastoring today and a gay couple ...

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    Feedback

    2017-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Lazy Christians Your article ‘Turning our fast food Bible into a feast’ (July) makes some very valuable points about the biblical ignorance and illiteracy of too many Christians, but it omits several equally important causes: 1. ‘Worship’ means repeatedly singing many happy songs to which the sermon is a short ...

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    Is Christianity being pushed to the margins?

    2017-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Premier’s ‘State of the Faith’ survey recently cast the spotlight on whether UK Christians believe their faith is being marginalised. Alex Williams delves into the findings

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    Church of England bans gay ‘conversion therapy’

    2017-07-21T00:00:00Z

    The Church of England’s General Synod has backed a motion calling for a ban on the practice of Conversion Therapy aimed at altering sexual orientation.

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    23,000 hear the gospel at J.John’s ‘JustOne’ stadium event

    2017-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Over 23,000 people attended the JustOne evangelistic event at the Emirates Stadium in London last month, with 1,743 recorded as making a response to the gospel.

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    2017-06-22T00:00:00Z

    Robot Priest unveiled in Germany A Robot Priest with the ability to deliver automated blessings has been unveiled in Wittenberg, Germany. BlessU-2 has been made to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. The ‘priest’ delivers a range of automated blessings in German, French, English, Spanish and ...

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    2017-06-22T00:00:00Z

    Ditching nationalism Jo Swinney’s article ‘God’s own country?’ (June) rightly addresses one of the key questions of our time. Nationalism is a horrible ideology. Every day my newspaper prints a report ‘On This Day’, from 100 years ago, when another 1,000 men would have been tossed into ...

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    In My Opinion: The DUP are not extremists

    2017-06-22T00:00:00Z

    Despite what some media reports have claimed, the Democratic Unionist Party are not homophobic or anti-women, says Peter Lynas

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    Justin Welby rebukes GAFCON for ‘missionary’ bishop

    2017-06-22T00:00:00Z

    GAFCON, a worldwide group of conservative Anglicans, has named Rev Canon Andy Lines as a missionary bishop who will cater for disaffected Anglicans who are unhappy with potential changes to Church teaching on sexuality.

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    Churches open doors to evacuated residents after deadly tower block fire

    2017-06-22T00:00:00Z

    Churches have rushed to respond after a massive fire inside a block of flats in west London left at least 17 dead.

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    ‘Hidden treasures’ prophecy leads to gold coins discovery in piano

    2017-05-26T00:00:00Z

    A Christian piano tuner has discovered gold coins worth up to £350,000 hidden in a donated school piano, weeks after receiving a prophecy about receiving ‘hidden treasures’.

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    2017-05-25T00:00:00Z

    Fry accused of blasphemy Comedian and atheist Stephen Fry was investigated by police in Ireland after a viewer claimed his anti-God comments in a 2015 interview on RTE were blasphemous. The case has since been dropped. Itoje praises God Ahead of touring New Zealand ...

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    Breakaway Bishops threaten CofE unity

    2017-05-25T00:00:00Z

    A number of developments within the conservative wing of the Anglican Church have led to suggestions a split in the Church is closer than ever before.

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    Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

    2017-05-25T00:00:00Z

    Jehovah’s Witnesses have been banned from operating in Russia after the Supreme Court agreed with the government’s request to label them “extremist”.