Emma Fowle is assistant editor of Premier Christianity and editor of Voice of Hope, Premier's quarterly devotional magazine. Emma is a trustee for Christian festival Creation Fest and lives in Cornwall with her husband and two teenage daughters. She loves to read, swim in the sea, play netball and lift weights with her dad.
- Real Life
‘God used furlough to reignite my dream’
When Covid-19 shattered the aviation industry, easyJet engineer Mark Draper was put on furlough. It was the start of a journey that would lead his family halfway across the globe
Don’t erase God from Brownies. It’s how I became a Christian
Removing references to God from Brownie campfire song ‘Brownie bells’ is the latest attempt by the girlguiding movement to erase their Christian roots. Emma Fowle reflects on what that might have meant for her faith journey
- Magazine Features
Ukraine: Stories of hope amid heartache
This week marks one year since Russia triggered the largest armed conflict in Europe since 1945. As the war continues, Emma Fowle takes a look at the people and places still affected, and how the Church is helping
Craig Greenfield moved his family to a Cambodian slum. But don’t call him a missionary
From living in open community with drug addicts to raising his family in a Cambodian slum, Craig Greenfield has spent decades living in some of the poorest places on earth. It has caused him to wrestle with weighty issues around money, mission and multiculturalism
‘Only Jesus’: The Christian faith of Mykhaylo Mudryk
Mykhaylo Mudryk’s tattoos tell one very clear story. Chelsea’s latest signing is (literally) wearing his faith on his sleeve
Tyler Staton’s inspiring invitation to the wonder of prayer blew me away
Saints, sleepwalkers and sceptics will all benefit from this outstanding book on prayer, says Emma Fowle
Conflict within a family is hard for everyone – William and Harry are no exception
As the publication of Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir Spare continues to generate headlines, the Royal Family have thus far not spoken out. But behind the scenes, relationships must be strained. Emma Fowle offers some advice
Pelé (1940-2022): ‘God gave me the gift of knowing how to play football’
Earlier this week, thousands of Brazilians lined the streets for the funeral of footballing legend, Pelé. His traditional Catholic send-off reflected a life of faith in God, if not a life lived perfectly, says Emma Fowle
The sexual reformation - Aimee Byrd
The Song of Songs is a controversial book. Erotic poem or allegory of Jesus’ love for the Church? Aimee Byrd’s latest offering sets out to explore this often-misunderstood portion of scripture, using it as a lens through which to explore the issue of male-female relationships.
Subversive Mission - Craig Greenfield
Craig Greenfield’s Christian life has been a wild ride. After growing up in New Zealand, he lived in a Cambodian slum for seven years, where he and his wife raised two children. After that they moved their young family to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, running an open house among the drug ...
‘I was dabbling in paganism and taking cocaine. But then God called my name and I’ve never been the same’
A series of miraculous interventions while at university saw Jo Hargreaves turn her back on paganism and drug taking. At the same time, hundreds of miles away, God was working in her family
- Magazine Features
The 10 most popular articles of 2022
We take a look back at what you've been reading on premierchristianity.com over the past twelve months.
Pastor Mick Fleming: ‘An angel told me to forgive the man who abused me’
Pastor Mick Flemming’s Church on the Street hit the headlines during Covid-19. He speaks about his own abuse and drug addiction, doing church differently and becoming a spokesperson for the poor and marginalised
'I hold onto God's promises' - the Christian faith of Bukayo Saka
As the World Cup 2022 kicks off, we take a look at the Christian faith of Bukayo Saka, one of the new breed of England players better known for their hard work and decency than off-the-pitch antics
Something you once knew - Joshua Luke Smith
“The culture today tells us we can be whoever we want to be. So why do so many of us feel stuck?” asks musician, pastor and poet-turned-author, Joshua Luke Smith.
The unhiding of Elijah Campbell - Kelly Flanagan
When a book is described as anything “…meets The Shack”, the bar is immediately set high.
- Magazine Features
Demonising deliverance: Is there still a place for exorcism in the Church?
Casting out demons was a normal part of Jesus’ ministry, yet many Christians today are sceptical (or perhaps terrified) of exorcism. In our era of mental health consciousness, is there still a place for deliverance ministry? Emma Fowle investigates
The Christian faith of Connor Benn
The son of boxing champ, Nigel, was sent to a ‘cult-like’ Christian school that led him to rebel against the faith that saved his dad. But as his fight with Chris Eubank Jr is postponed over a failed drugs test, where does he stand with God now?
Preach it, Justin! How Welby nailed the 5 minute sermon
In a room full of the great and the good - those commonly viewed as the most important people on the planet - the Archbishop of Canterbury made a pointed statement that celebrated our equity of access to God’s grace, and challenged the watching millions to put their faith in Jesus Christ
- Real Life
‘I was abused for a decade and made to feel it was my fault’
As the damning report into the sexual exploitation of children in Telford is finally released, 20-year-old Samantha Smith shares her story of grooming and abuse, and how her faith is slowly helping her through it