All Premier Christianity articles in February 2016

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  • Reviews

    Reviews

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    Books and Music Reviews

  • Archive news

    Undercover Nuns Pose As Prostitutes

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    A group of religious sisters who rescue victims of human trafficking by posing as prostitutes to infiltrate brothels is expanding.

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    People In The News

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    VALERIO HONOURED Ethical jewellery pioneer Greg Valerio has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to Fairtrade Gold and artisanal gold-mining communities in South America and Africa. BONO PRAYS WITH PARIS BAND The frontman of Eagles of Death – the band who ...

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    J.I Packer

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    Krish Kandiah meets the veteran evangelical theologian

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    Holy Places

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    Six Christians talk about the sacred spaces in which they experience the presence and holiness of God

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    Teetotalism: a historic hangover

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    Some churches teach that drinking alcohol is a sin. David Instone-Brewer investigates whether the Bible agrees with them

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    Interviews

    Q&A: STU G

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    Sam Hailes catches up with the former Delirious? Guitarist

  • Archive content

    What's that in your eye?

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    It happened a few months ago, Parliament was debating air strikes, and there was a row about a comment that the Prime Minister allegedly made, suggesting that anyone who opposed the motion to bomb was a ‘terrorist sympathiser’. Describing the remark as a ‘desperate and contemptible slur’, members of the Opposition repeatedly demanded an apology during the debate. But they asked in vain.

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    Hear No Evil: The Right To Not Be Offended

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    When does free speech become hate speech? James Mumford argues that a thin-skinned society must recover the ability to be offended

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    The Road From Damascus

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    More than one million refugees have arrived in Lebanon after fleeing the conflict in Syria. Sam Hailes visited the country to find out how the Church is responding

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    The Letter of Simon Ponsonby to the UK Church

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    Rev Simon Ponsonby says we must hold fast to the truth and centrality of the gospel if our message is not to be shaped by society’s norms

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    Beauty from Brokenness

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    A Rocha UK has completed a four-year project to transform a three acre rubbish-filled waste ground in Norwood Green, west London, into a community hub.

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    Christian convert from Islam forgives his attackers

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    Nissar Hussain, 50, a Christian convert from Islam, says he has forgiven those who attacked him outside his home in Bradford.

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    Discovering The Lost Art of Friendship

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    Friendship plays second fiddle to romance in popular culture, says Tim Keller. Drawing on his sermon on Proverbs, we present lessons on reclaiming a deeply Christian relationship

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    Abide With Me

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    Rob Parsons

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    4 New Theological Ideas You Need To Know About

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    Theology isn’t meant to remain within the confines of theological college. Justin Brierley presents a rough guide to some of the most exciting (and controversial) concepts that are trickling down to Christians in the pew today

  • Magazine Features

    Theology Matters

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    I enjoyed writing an article for this month’s magazine about new theological ideas that we think the readers of Premier Christianity would like to know about (p36). I look forward to receiving an inbox of emails from people objecting to the controversial ones too.

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    Is Free Speech Under Threat?

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    Sam Hailes investigates what the case of Pastor James McConnell means for freedom of speech in the UK    

  • Archive news

    Feedback

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    PRAISE FOR JANUARY ISSUE January’s issue was even more stimulating, encouraging and challenging than usual. I found it a delight. I loved the ‘ Premier Christianity guide to Star Wars’ – a great ‘prequel’ to a stupendous film. I ached for Andy and ...

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    A Church Responds to 'Devastating' Floods

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    Rev Marcus Bull was heartbroken as he drove through his local area of Hebden Bridge near Halifax. Piles of furniture lay abandoned outside local shops and homes. ‘People have lost absolutely everything…It’s horrendous,’ he told Premier.