• ‘Archie’s faith inspired mine, I won’t give up fighting for his life’

  • 3 things to stop doing with the Bible

  • The uncomfortable truth about Christian involvement in the Capitol riots

  • Hillsong: A megachurch exposed

  • ‘A coma stole years of my life’

  • Our politics desperately needs Christlike leadership

  • God is still in the miracle business. I know because he did one for me

Opinion

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A church at Glastonbury? You’d better believe it!

2022-06-24T15:24:00+01:00By

Some Christians view Glastonbury as the antithesis of everything holy. On the contrary, this temporary city of half a million people reflects the joy of all God’s creation, as well being as a huge opportunity to show Christ’s love

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‘I bear fruit and I share fruit; that’s just what we’re meant to do.’ Read Stormzy’s faith-filled speech to students

2022-06-24T09:32:00+01:00By

Stormzy has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Exeter. In his acceptance speech, the rapper encouraged students to use their God-given talents to benefit  those around them. Here’s the full transcript

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Speaking up on sex and gender is terrifying, but as a Christian and a woman, I can no longer keep quiet

2022-06-23T15:59:00+01:00By

For too long, the Church has watched in silence as high-profile women standing up for sex-based rights have been subjected to vilification by a powerful trans lobby. The fear is real, says Emma Fowle, but we must speak up

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There’s no separation between faith and politics

2022-06-23T14:38:00+01:00By

When ministers criticise Church leaders for being too political, they are fundamentally misunderstanding the nature of politics, says Tim Farron - and the Christian faith

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Interviews

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Bazil Meade MBE: Pioneering founder of London Community Gospel Choir

2022-05-31T16:01:00+01:00By

As London Community Gospel Choir celebrates its 40th birthday, their founder explains why he’s still intent on making music for the masses  

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Heidi Crowter: ‘We are amazing just the way we are. Please accept us.’

2022-05-31T15:40:00+01:00By

The Christian disability rights campaigner is heading back to court, continuing her fight for an equal right to life for all 

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Peter Hitchens: 'When I was an atheist I was even more selfish than I am now'

2022-05-05T14:30:00+01:00By

The controversial commentator speaks to Tim Farron about his journey from atheism to Christianity, and why Christian politicians should expect to be reviled by their colleagues 

Reviews

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Disney’s first gay kiss is the least worrying part of Lightyear

2022-06-22T11:01:00+01:00By

In a world where girls and boys are interchangeable, comedy writer James Cary is more concerned with Lightyear’s confusing gender messaging

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Two Daughters: Faith and forgiveness in the face of unimaginable horror

2022-06-13T14:19:00+01:00By

New BBC documentary Two Daughters follows Mina Smallman, an Anglican Priest whose daughters were stabbed to death in a London park. How did she find the strength to forgive?

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Ricky Gervais is still using old atheist objections in his 'cruel' comedy. But Supernature is entertaining

2022-06-09T11:46:00+01:00By , 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 

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Testament is a promising British retelling of the parables. It’s just a shame the message gets muddled

2022-06-08T12:03:00+01:00By

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 

Features

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Together Again: 3 leaders explain how their Christian festivals survived the pandemic

2022-04-26T16:05:00+01:00By

The past two years have seen many Christian gatherings moved online, scaled back or simply not taking place at all. Emma Fowle asks three festival organisers how they survived the pandemic and why they still believe God uses large events so powerfully

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How to halt the decline

2022-04-26T16:41:00+01:00

Why is UK Church attendance falling, and what can we do about it? 12 leaders respond

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Destructive criticism

2022-04-26T15:22:00+01:00By , Care for the Family

Bestselling author Rob Parsons believes Christians are increasingly violating the Church community’s standards with waspish critique and verbal attacks. He explains why we must be wise in how we handle the power of the tongue

Testimonies

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From witchcraft and idol worship to Christian evangelist

Nia-Cerise Conteh explains how a surprise encounter with the Holy Spirit in her kitchen radically changed the trajectory of her life

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Why I walked away from Christianity – and why my dad stayed

A father and son share their respective reasons for staying and leaving the faith

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'I was suicidal. But then a Christian prayed for me and everything changed'

When Donna Sleep was invited to Creation Fest by a friend, she was depressed and suicidal. She went, intending to return home to take her own life afterwards. But instead she encountered the powerful love of Jesus

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My husband’s porn addiction nearly ruined our marriage. Now I’m helping others find freedom in Christ

Cat was a drug addict who found faith in Jesus and met her husband in recovery. But Dave’s use of pornography triggered previous trauma for Cat and nearly ended their marriage

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From drug-addicted bouncer to Jesus-loving youth worker

This self-described “tattooed freak” was addicted to cocaine and working as a nightclub bouncer when God kept putting Christians in his path…

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From rock musician to orthodox priest

Part of American rock band, Luxury, Chris Foley was a Christian musician who struggled to reconcile his faith with his creativity – until he discovered Eastern Orthodoxy. He tells his story of how he became an Orthodox priest

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From satanism to saving grace

George Bearwood was immersed in the punk rock scene before getting caught up in satanism and becoming addicted to drink and drugs. A brush with death led to him getting clean before, one night, the voice of God called out to him