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  • From Madonna to Sam Smith – Why do pop stars suddenly think blasphemy is acceptable?

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The Stephen Lawrence murder was a watershed moment. Racial Justice Sunday is needed more than ever

2023-02-06T11:59:00+00:00By , Director of justice and inclusion, Churches Together

The racist killing of Stephen Lawrence 30 years ago led to the mainstream adoption of Racial Justice Sunday. The annual event, which is due to take place next week, serves as a reminder of the importance of respect, dignity, equity and justice in Church and wider society, says Richard Reddie

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Why Christian leaders should stop building their platform

2023-02-06T11:41:00+00:00By 1 comments

Publicising your blog, book or conference schedule may look like kingdom work, but what if Christians just trusted God to lead them instead? asks William Wade

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The average age of Christians in the UK is going up. We must pass on the faith to younger people

2023-02-03T15:43:00+00:00By 2 comments

According to the latest census results, Christians are getting older, with the average age now being 51. Where has it all gone wrong, asks Graham Nicholls, and what can we do about it?

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Tyre Nichols’ death is a reminder that the fight against racism is not over

2023-02-03T15:28:00+00:00By 1 comments

Reflecting on the death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Black police officers, Natalie Zuze exhorts Christians everywhere to keep challenging the internalised anti-Blackness that allows such tragedies to occur

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The forecast ahead of Synod is stormy. I pray we keep our eyes on Jesus

2023-02-03T10:53:00+00:00By , Bishop of Lancaster1 comments

Writing ahead of General Synod next week, where bishops’ proposals on blessing same-sex couples will be debated, Bishop Jill Duff says she’s praying for courage in the midst of a threatening storm 

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Yes I’m a Christian. But I’m grieving the suicide attack on a Pakistani mosque

2023-02-02T09:50:00+00:00By , President, The Congress of Christian Leaders

The New Testament commands us to “mourn with those who mourn”, says religious freedom advocate Rev Johnnie Moore.

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From Madonna to Sam Smith – Why do pop stars suddenly think blasphemy is acceptable?

2023-02-01T16:53:00+00:00By

The cross provokes big emotions of every kind, so we shouldn’t be surprised when celebrities despise and desecrate it. But free speech is a two-way street, says Tony Wilson

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200 children are missing in Britain. Where is the Christian outrage?

2023-01-31T12:50:00+00:00By

As the scandal of child asylum seekers disappearing from UK hotels continues to unfold, Tim Farron says Jesus doesn’t care where the missing children are from. He’s more bothered that we don’t seem to care

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Tax is good and it's galling Zahawi didn’t pay it

2023-01-31T12:48:00+00:00By

Nadhim Zahawi’s “careless” failure to pay what he owes is yet another example of the double standards employed by those in power, says Sarah Edwards.

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8 reasons why the CofE’s same-sex proposals won’t work

2023-01-30T17:21:00+00:00By 4 comments

Sean Doherty is a same-sex attracted Christian who has been part of the Living in Love and Faith process since the beginning. He believes the CofE needs to take more time for proper discernment over the Church’s position on gay marriage

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Tim Keller: ‘I never want to go back to the prayer life I had before cancer’

2023-01-27T12:42:00+00:00By ,

The pastor and bestselling author reveals what God has been teaching him through terminal cancer

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The Fabelmans contains some awkward faith moments, but some great life lessons

2023-02-02T14:43:00+00:00By

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

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Everyone Else Burns: This apocalyptic comedy might offend, but it raises important questions for Christians

2023-01-31T08:55:00+00:00By

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?

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A Christian guide to this year’s Oscar nominations

2023-01-27T11:52:00+00:00By

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

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Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe had mystical experiences of Christ. This novel explores their lives

2023-01-11T09:59:00+00:00By

Victoria MacKenzie’s debut novel imagines a meeting between two famous 15th century mystics, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe. Jennie Pollock says the book brings colour and life to the women’s theology

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The power of the Christian camp

Lee Musson found God on a Christian holiday as a child. Little did he know that one day he’d work for Rock UK, the organisation that owned the campsite where he first said yes to Jesus 

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‘I was 8 years old when God gave me a prophetic vision. People tried to silence me, but God was faithful’

Although she grew up in a Christian home, it took a tragedy to drive Rita Vincent back into the arms of God. Through her early life in Ghana, via Nigeria to London, she’s learned that God has always been there, and his timing is perfect

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‘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

Stories

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‘We held hands and started praying’: Teen turns to God as earthquake strikes

More than 5,000 people have died after two major earthquakes devastated areas of Turkey and Syria yesterday morning. Christians in the area are sheltering in churches and asking for prayer for those still trapped in the rubble

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A famous atheist endorsed my book about Jesus

Michael Coren has been trying to break down barriers between atheists and Christians. He explains how his approach is resulting in small victories

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7 things climbing Mount Kilimanjaro taught me about faith and justice

When Esther Swaffield-Bray set out to climb Africa’s highest peak, she had no idea of the lessons she would learn along the way