2023-02-02T14:43:00+00:00By Giles Gough
Steven Spielberg’s latest film is a fictionalised account of his early life. Giles Gough takes a look at the childhood that shaped a Hollywood legend, and the faith themes contained in the movie
2023-01-31T08:55:00+00:00By James Cary
The new Channel 4 comedy series Everyone Else Burns portrays fundamentalist religion at its worst, but could it help Christians understand how outsiders view the Church?
2023-01-27T14:30:00+00:00By Carrie Lloyd
As the brotherly brawl between William and Harry dominates headlines, Carrie Lloyd considers what a Christian response should look like
2023-01-27T11:52:00+00:00By Nathanael Smith
Films play a big part in shaping our culture, says Nathanael Smith. So it’s good for Christians to know what’s going on and engage with the issues they raise. Here’s his guide to the big hitters
2023-01-02T11:36:00+00:00By John Wyatt
Advances in technology mean intelligent machines are likely to play an increasingly important role in our future. But this raises serious ethical, philosophical and spiritual questions, says Dr John Wyatt
2022-12-19T12:04:00+00:00By Megan Cornwell, Deputy Editor, Premier Christianity
Premier Christianity has been at the forefront of unpacking all the big stories of 2022 from a distinctly Christian perspective. Here’s a round-up of our favourite long-reads the year
2022-11-30T17:25:00+00:00By Steve Stockman
Steve Stockman, who himself authored a book on the faith of U2, says Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story provides further evidence of the depth and devotion of Bono’s Christian faith
2022-11-25T17:48:00+00:00By Fergus Scarfe, UK & Ireland Regional Director, God TV
I’m one of those people who listens to Christmas music all year round.
2022-11-25T13:27:00+00:00By Matt Lillicrap and Peter Dray
From Home Alone to The Polar Express, every tale we tell points back to the greatest story ever told
2022-11-24T11:53:00+00:00By Staff writer
Internationally-renowned photographer Peter Marlow set off on an ambitious project - to document all 42 of England’s Anglican cathedrals at dawn. The result is on tour now
2022-11-18T15:00:00+00:00By Dr David Landrum, Open Doors
Despite being a huge fan of the beautiful game, for the first time in his life David Landrum is determined not to watch the World Cup. Here’s why he’s switching off
2022-11-17T20:41:00+00:00By Mark Greene
As season 5 of Netflix’s The Crown kicks off, Mark Greene reminds us that God places a high value on the truth. Artistic licence is no excuse to erode it
2022-11-02T11:50:00+00:00By Paul Kerensa
As the BBC turns 100, Paul Kerensa reviews the religious broadcasting record of the world’s most prestigious media organisation
2022-11-01T20:32:00+00:00By Jonty Langley
In looking ahead to the men’s World Cup, Jonty Langley wonders how the event has become so controversial. The answer, he discovers, is beer. Sort of
2022-11-01T20:20:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The GB News presenter says ordination in the Church of England was “snatched away” from him because of his conservative views
2022-10-27T10:23:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The chart topping rapper is hosting Bible studies in his home, rediscovering the power of grace and praying that God will bring him a wife. Sam Hailes reports
2022-10-21T15:04:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Ahead of the launch of Season 3 of the largest crowdfunded TV show of all time, our editor was invited to Texas to meet the cast and crew of The Chosen. Here’s what he discovered
2022-10-06T15:39:00+01:00By Jenny Taylor
A survey by the Faith and Media Initiative has shown that journalists are neglecting religion, despite people wanting more of it. But religion is not an activity or pastime to be reported on like any other, says Dr Jenny Taylor
2022-09-29T12:35:00+01:00By Roger Cooke
The demise of Christianity in the West has been well-documented for some time. But Syrian born, Arab-speaking academic Chawkat Moucarry argues that Islam has experienced similar tribulations as it struggles to address the challenges of this present age.
2022-09-29T11:27:00+01:00By Cameron Smith
Billy Graham said it bordered on blasphemy. Comedian Tim Minchin dubbed it a ‘radical atheist’ production. But 50 years on from its London debut, this classic rock musical endures. Were the protests of yesteryear misguided?
2022-09-02T09:09:00+01:00By Heather Tomlinson
Ahead of the premiere of his new film, Padre Pio, Shia LeBeouf has claimed playing the saint rekindled his faith. Heather Tomlinson takes a closer look at what the actor told Bishop Robert Barron in the viral YouTube interview
2022-09-01T15:34:00+01:00By Giles Gough
Reported to cost more than £350 million, Amazon’s new series Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is the most expensive TV series ever created. Giles Gough takes a look at how J.R.R Tolkien’s Catholic faith shaped one of the best-selling books of all time
2022-08-30T09:34:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
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
2022-08-11T11:49:00+01:00By Jennie Pollock
Jennie Pollock reviews one of the most hotly anticipated Christian films of the year
2022-08-08T16:17:00+01:00By Tim Bechervaise
What if in the midst of political instability and rising living costs, God is up to something exciting? That’s the belief of Mark Sayers. Tim Bechervaise caught up with the Aussie church leader, podcaster and writer to find out more
2022-07-29T15:06:00+01:00By Jamie Cutteridge
In everything from trans rights to the inclusion of gay people in our churches, people on both sides of the debate believe they’re losing the argument. Jamie Cutteridge explores why
2022-07-29T14:45:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The number of well-known evangelical pastors exposed for committing ministry-ending sins has reached such a level that entire books are now being written on the subject. Here’s our review of Katelyn Beaty’s offering, Celebrities for Jesus
2022-07-25T16:30:00+01:00By Giles Gough
40 years on from the release of Blade Runner, Giles Gough digs deep into Ridley Scott’s sci-fi masterpiece, in an attempt to discover a Christian message
2022-07-20T10:11:00+01:00By Nathanael Smith
Thor: Love and Thunder is all about trying to beat death in the face of an uncaring universe.
2022-07-13T09:06:00+01:00By Rosie Ruth
In April, the government announced plans to sell Channel 4. Details were due this week but, due to changes at Westminster, these have been delayed. Yesterday, C4’s CEO told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee that privatising the network would impact creative innovation. Should Christians care?
2022-07-04T08:13:00+01:00By Carrie Lloyd
Can you really think yourself rich, married or successful? Carrie Lloyd investigates
2022-06-09T11:46:00+01:00By James Cary, Sitcom writer
Ricky Gervais is still using tired atheist objections in his comedy. And while some Christians will also object to the bad language contained in the new Netflix special, sitcom writer James Cary wants to engage with the comedian's contentious material
2022-06-08T12:03:00+01:00By Nathanael Smith
Paul Syrstad has set his biblical epic in the modern day. The premise is promising, but the delivery isn’t fully coherent, says our reviewer
2022-05-31T16:42:00+01:00By Nathanael Smith
Your enjoyment of Father Stu is contingent on your tolerance for both bad language and Mark Wahlberg, says our reviewer. Nevertheless, this movie does mark a positive step forward in the evolution of Christian filmmaking
2022-05-09T10:37:00+01:00By Megan Cornwell
As a new series of The Kardashians begins, Megan Cornwell wonders what Jesus would say to Kim, Khloé, Kris and co
2022-04-26T15:50:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
Bitcoin is here to stay – but what exactly is it? How does it work? And should Christians invest?
2022-04-08T10:18:00+01:00By Emma Westray
Scarlett Moffatt has already spoken about how Pilgrimage helped reignite her Christian faith. As the first episode of the new BBC series airs tonight, Emma Westray reviews the show, and gives her take on where God can be found
2022-04-08T08:35:00+01:00By Portia Berry-Kilby
The Simpler Life, a new reality TV show from Channel 4, follows 24 urbanites as they attempt to live by Amish principles on a farm in rural Devon. Portia Berry-Kilby looks at what it can teach Christian viewers
2022-04-04T13:58:00+01:00By C Allan
The social experiment where single men and women look for love and get engaged, all before meeting in person has gripped viewers. C Allan explains what Christians can take away from it
2022-03-29T20:47:00+01:00By Nathanael Smith
Now that the world has finished talking about Will Smith’s infamous slap, can we get back to the actual films? Nathanael Smith reviews CODA
2022-03-28T16:07:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
The children’s TV presenter and Strictly star says he’ll never be ashamed to talk about his Christian faith
2022-03-28T14:33:00+01:00By Jared Stacy
Christians have a dual responsibility to question conspiracy theories and show compassion to those who believe them, says Jared Stacy
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 Allan
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
2016-12-15T00:00:00+00:00By Paul Kerensa
Paul Kerensa chats about Christianity and comedy with fellow comedians Sally Phillps and Milton Jones.
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.
2016-03-02T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
Pete Saunders and Peter D. Williams talk to Sam Hailes about whether the Catholic Church has changed
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.