2021-12-16T20:48:00+00:00By Emma Fowle
The numbers of people participating in the post-Christmas detox has grown exponentially. Emma Fowle finds out what it’s all about and looks at whether Christians should get involved
2021-12-07T14:06:00+00:00By C Allen
C Allan says you don’t have to be a die-hard Die Hard fan to see the gospel message in this 80s action classic. The signs are everywhere.
2021-12-01T09:11:00+00:00By Nathanael Smith
At the heart of Dickens’ festive classic is a powerful redemption story. No wonder it’s one of the most adapted works of fiction ever written
2021-11-26T16:50:00+00:00By Emma Fowle
The chorister-turned-TV-presenter on counting his blessings and why he decided to try his hand at writing Christmas stories
2021-11-23T15:19:00+00:00By Krish Kandiah
Reading has been in decline for decades, with social media, Netflix and video games competing for our attention. There’s also a gender divide. The Telegraph recently reported that men are twice as likely not to read books at all. Krish Kandiah explains why he believes reading good books should be a priority for every Christian
2021-11-15T16:27:00+00:00By Alistair McKitterick, Theologian
In re-defining Christian concepts of morality, the soul, free will and more, atheism is leaving our society hollow and directionless. By contrast, it is belief in the God of scripture which upholds and strengthens our understanding of meaning, truth and freedom, argues Alistair McKitterick
2021-10-28T09:12:00+01:00By Jonty Langley
Midnight Mass contains some of the fairest treatments of Christian characters ever seen, says our reviewer
2021-10-25T10:15:00+01:00By Jonty Langley
A relative newcomer to the UK, Black Friday is now the biggest retail event of the year. But is it a flagrant celebration at the altar of mammon or a legitimate way for businesses to drum up trade? And how, asks Jonty Langley, should Christians respond?
2021-10-23T12:58:00+01:00By Tim Wyatt
A third of millennials have never even heard of Songs of Praise. And with the BBC still yet to appoint a new religion editor, many are wondering if the corporation has grown stale when it comes to Christianity…
2021-10-21T15:28:00+01:00By Naomi Sherwood, UCCF: The Christian Unions
The BBC Radio 4 drama, Godsquad might poke fun at Christian Unions, but it actually contains valuable lessons for all of us in how we share the good news of Jesus, argues Naomi Sherwood
2021-10-18T08:44:00+01:00By Nathanael Smith
Squid Game is the most popular show on Netflix. Should Christians watch it?
2021-10-14T10:59:00+01:00By Philippa Hanna, Singer-songwriter
Rhys Stephenson spoke openly about his faith on Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend. But celebrity endorsements of Christianity are not without risk, says Philippa Hanna
2021-10-05T13:50:00+01:00By Prof Dr Noël Tredinnick, Songs of Praise conductor
Songs of Praise's longest serving living conductor pays tribute to the programme
2021-09-27T13:18:00+01:00By Matthew Arnold
Most Christians have been taught that ghosts aren’t real. But is this what scripture teaches?
2021-09-27T10:52:00+01:00By Russell Whiting, Christian CND
There’s now a Christian consensus that possessing nuclear weapons contradicts Christ’s teaching, argues Russell Whiting
2021-09-17T09:35:00+01:00By Nathanael Smith
The Netflix satire is all about freedom of speech, says Nathanael Smith
2021-08-17T08:44:00+01:00By Jim Memory, European Christian Mission and All Nations Christian College
Jim Memory explores the crucial issues and trends which are shaping the context for Christian mission in Europe today
2021-08-02T13:48:00+01:00By Jon Yates
I bring good news and bad news. The good news is that the people of Britain are right about something. The bad news is that they are right about how awful something is. Half of our fellow citizens tell pollsters that our country is “more divided than ever before”. Following ...
2021-06-29T15:29:00+01:00By Dan Hitchens
The secular journalist known for critiquing left-wing ideas has attracted a huge following in recent years. He might identify as an atheist, but the former Christian remains fascinated by faith
2021-06-07T11:09:00+01:00By Krish Kandiah
Everyone should watch this film, says Krish Kandiah
2021-05-31T21:52:00+01:00By Jennie Pollock
Call the Midwife never shies away from the big issues, says Jennie Pollock. But in this case, does the Christian viewpoint have to look like the less compassionate option?
2021-05-17T18:19:00+01:00By Jamie Cutteridge
With just 10 days to go until the Friends reunion, Jamie Cutteridge considers how the show has connected with young and old alike, and what Christians can take away from it
2021-04-29T09:59:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
The modern-day Areopagus is increasingly providing Christians with spiritual content and is an ideal platform for evangelism and debate, says Chris Goswami
2021-03-24T16:10:00+00:00By David Booker
In tackling the subject of grief, Marvel’s WandaVision is resonating with millions of viewers. But what can Christians take away from the series?
2021-03-24T12:46:00+00:00By Matthew Winbow
Matthew Winbow reviews the critically-acclaimed fantasy action film
2021-03-18T00:00:00+00:00By David Booker
In tackling the subject of grief, Marvel's WandaVision is resonating with millions of viewers. But what can Christians take away from the series?
He may have lost the last election, but Jeremy Corbyn also inspired a generation of young people to engage in politics. How did he do it, and what can the Church learn? Andrew Buttress explains
2021-01-25T00:00:00+00:00By Nathanael Smith
Disney/Pixar’s new blockbuster is themed around the afterlife. In his spoiler-free review, Nathanael Smith says the film contains an unusual but timely message
2020-09-23T00:00:00+01:00By Caroline Pattenden
Caroline Pattenden has struggled with negative feelings about her body for as long as she can remember. She explains why the current trends of Body Positivity and Body Neutrality contain some truth, but fall short of the Bible’s life-changing message
2020-02-20T00:00:00+00:00By Glen Scrivener
Following his debate with a leading atheist, Glen Scrivener explains why rejecting Christianity can result in chilling moral consequences
2019-12-13T00:00:00+00:00By Heather Tomlinson
Instagram pumps out millions of images that could inspire us to get fit in 2020, but Heather Tomlinson says the trend should come with its own health warning
2019-11-21T00:00:00+00:00By James Cary
As Christmas approaches, so does the temptation to overindulge. James Cary reviews his own dramatic weight loss in light of what the Bible says about gluttony
2019-10-21T00:00:00+01:00By Megan Cornwell
Megan Cornwell reviews the most anticipated book of 2019
Today’s teenagers and 20s make up the first truly biblically illiterate generation. Tim Alford explores how the Church can best communicate the gospel to this unreached people group
2019-06-25T00:00:00+01:00By James Cary
Love him or loathe him, the atheist comedian Ricky Gervais is back with a new Netflix show. We asked James Cary, the self-professing sitcom geek and writer behind some of television’s most popular programmes, to review it.
Trevin Wax explains what the historic search for the North Pole teaches us about the dangers of following your heart.
2019-03-18T00:00:00+00:00By Nathanael Smith
As the phenomenally popular Marvel film franchise continues this month with the release of Avengers: Endgame, film critic Nathanael Smith explains why he believes the franchise stands for very little and resists substance at almost every opportunity
2019-02-21T00:00:00+00:00By Liz Dodd
The Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo is in vogue, but should Christians adopt her ideas? Liz Dodd gives her view
2019-01-22T00:00:00+00:00By Justin Brierley
Our young people are increasingly being influenced by popular vloggers who upload hours of footage to YouTube every week. But even though these videos are often aimed at children and teenagers, Justin Brierley explains why some of them make for disturbing viewing
2018-12-10T00:00:00+00:00By Megan Cornwell
Public attitudes toward the third commandment have undergone a radical shift in recent years. Megan Cornwell wonders what we should do about it
2018-11-21T00:00:00+00:00By Andy Bannister
It is 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations. Following his Big Conversation debate with Peter Singer, Andy Bannister says the document still poses a significant problem for atheists
2018-11-21T00:00:00+00:00By Megan Cornwell
These men are pushing their bodies to the limit. But their aspirations aren't as pure as you might think
2018-07-26T00:00:00+01:00By Justin Brierley
The UK’s most famous illusionist recently sat down with the country’s best known vicar to talk about faith and happiness. Justin Brierley introduces their conversation
2018-07-19T00:00:00+01:00By Megan Cornwell
Megan Cornwell explains what we should learn from ITV2's most-watched programme
Christian ideals are no longer celebrated. Instead we are being pushed to the margins, argue researchers David Kinnaman and Gareth Russell
It seems Jurgen Klopp's prayers have been answered after Liverpool reached the Champion's League final last night. John Evelyn takes a closer look at the manager's faith
You’ve checked your privilege, fought oppression and resisted the patriarchy. But is your campaign motivated by love or rage? And should Christians even get involved at all?
Danny Webster tackles the President's online rhetoric
Hamilton is now playing in the UK. Kevin Cloud explores the often-overlooked spiritual messages
The idea of a 'robot takeover' is no longer limited to sci-fi movies. As technology develops, Artificial Intelligence is becoming a reality in our world. Richard Woodall investigates
2017-10-25T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Channel 4 wanted to create a utopia. Instead their reality TV show Eden went very wrong indeed
Is your family's digital diet out of control? Mark Ellis explains what happened when he began 'tech-free Sundays'
As the Premier League celebrates 25 years, footballer-turned-pastor Gavin Peacock shares his testimony and explains why he left the world of sport to become a pastor in Canada.
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
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
Marcus Jones delves into the faith of five Wimbledon stars
An album titled Gang Signs and Prayer recently reached number one in the UK charts. Grime record label boss turned church pastor Ben Lindsay explores the connection between hip-hop and faith
2017-04-21T00:00:00+01:00By Heather Tomlinson
With another election around the corner, Heather Tomlinson asks, "Is engaging in politics really part of our mission and calling as Christians?"
2017-03-22T00:00:00+00:00By Sarah Lothian
There’s an unholy trinity of post-truth, alternative facts and fake news pervading our culture. Former tabloid journalist Sarah Lothian explains how Christians should respond
Sam Hailes looks at Donald Trump’s first month as president and asks how Christians on both sides of the Atlantic should respond
Following a number of high-profile deaths in boxing ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Nick J Watson asks whether Christians should watch and participate in violent sports
We present five sports stars who have professed a Christian faith.
2016-02-11T00:00:00+00:00By Jamie Cutteridge
Justin Bieber is the biggest pop star on the planet. He’s also been using his platform to tell people about Jesus. Jamie Cutteridge charts the 21-year-old’s journey so far
2015-11-28T00:00:00+00:00By Justin Brierley
Britain's Tyson Fury has just become world boxing's heavyweight champion having beaten Wladimir Klitschko. The controversial character also claims a Christian faith. Justin Brierley investigates.
2014-06-09T00:00:00+01:00By Martin Saunders
The World Cup is upon us, and – whether or not you like football – there’s much the Church can learn from it.