All Premier Christianity articles in August 2017

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    Why go on holiday? – and a Christian one at that!

    2017-08-17T00:00:00Z

    We all need time to kick back and relax every now and then. Indeed, the Creator of the universe enjoyed and established rest within the first two chapters of Genesis! I find that relaxation can come in various forms – whether it’s reclining on a pool-side lounger being brought ice-cold drinks (yes please!), wandering around an old harbour village with an ice cream, or having a go at a new sport! But what else entices you to go abroad?

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    Reviews

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    The Souls Of China Ian Johnson Allen Lane Before Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 70s, scholars used to talk about religion in China as ‘diffused’. People didn’t belong to one religion or another, as they do in the West, nor were some parts of their lives sacred ...

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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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    Kick the leaves

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Some years ago, I was going through a period in my life where I felt low, stressed and had little peace. One day a friend said to me, “You live such a busy life – you seem to have lost the ability to even spend time with yourself.” He suggested that I take a little time each day to “kick the leaves”. He said, “Maybe take a walk in a park. Don’t try to think of some new strategy for the next year or jot down ideas for a new book. Just amble.”

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    Testimonies

    “If you let me escape I will serve you.”

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Despite six harrowing years as a child prisoner of Ugandan rebels, Angela Atim shares how she never lost her faith in God

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    Made from dust

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    There are secrets in the stars, says David Instone-Brewer

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    My fatherless generation needs more than popular culture

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    How can we encourage our young people to walk a hope-filled path? Rapper Guvna B offers some answers from his own experiences growing up

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    Why the Church needs to stop treating divorce like the elephant in the room

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Tamala Ceasar writes on 'The D Word'

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    How to be brave when the world is a warzone

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Manchester-based church leader Anthony Delaney shares the lessons he has learned in the aftermath of the recent terror attack

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    ‘Broken’ is the best portrayal of priesthood I've seen on TV

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Rev Cindy Kent MBE explains how the widely acclaimed BBC One drama series, Broken, starring Sean Bean, portrays the complexity of church ministry 15 BBC Pictures

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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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    William and Catherine Booth: a new kind of army

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Having witnessed severe poverty in London, William and Catherine Booth went on to found The Salvation Army, a worldwide movement which married social justice and the gospel. Karen Murdarasi tells the story

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    Interviews

    Q&A: Simon Amadeus Pillario

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    Sam Hailes meets the illustrator behind the Word for Word Bible Comic series

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    Regular Columnists

    All sit down: it's ok to do nothing in church

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    It was obvious to all that my sermon was drawing to a close. Not only had I uttered the words much beloved by congregations everywhere (“and finally…”) but in summarising my key points, it was clear that I was preparing to land the proverbial plane

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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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    Magazine Features

    Communicate like Christ: 5 ways to be more persuasive

    2017-07-24T00:00:00Z

    How can learning about our brain’s hardwiring enable us to be more persuasive? Steve Adams explains

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    We’re only human

    2017-07-21T00:00:00Z

    It wasn’t consciously planned, but this month’s edition of the magazine happens to contain numerous articles written from personal perspectives.

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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.