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  • Russell Brand pushed society to ‘peak promiscuity’. Christian teaching on sex looks more appealing than ever

  • Should Christians in the UK be worried about the prosperity gospel?

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What Christians need to know about Yom Kippur

2023-09-22T13:54:00+01:00By , CEO, International Mission to Jewish People

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, begins this weekend, Joseph Steinberg explains what the celebration means for followers of Jesus


Rolling back on green pledges is unchristian and unfair

2023-09-22T09:11:00+01:00By 2 comments

The government’s U-turn on environmental policies will negatively impact the poorest in our society, both here and abroad, says Holly-Anna Petersen. It is not what God would have us do

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Apple’s pagan advert is offensive to Christians

2023-09-21T09:44:00+01:00By 2 comments

Apple’s latest advert sees Mother Nature assessing the tech giant’s green credentials. But Apple would never dare depict Christian faith, says Kate Orson. Why are they willing to dabble with paganism? 


Russell Brand pushed society to ‘peak promiscuity’. Christian teaching on sex looks more appealing than ever

2023-09-20T10:55:00+01:00By 2 comments

With allegations of sexual assault and rape against comedian Russell Brand dominating news headlines, Dominic Hewitson asks whether his downfall will mark the end of the Sexual Revolution’s cultural reign – and where we go from here


The silence from Christian leaders on Mike Pilavachi is hurting victims

2023-09-18T09:42:00+01:00By , Survivors Voices3 comments

11 days on from the investigation that concluded Mike Pilavachi “used his spiritual authority to control people”, many of his colleagues in ministry have remained silent - or tried to minimise their connection with him. Jane Chevous says the Church must do better


Should Christians in the UK be worried about the prosperity gospel?


Over half of American churchgoers now believe God will bless them if they give more. Is the increase due to more people getting their teaching via the internet and TV? And if so, what could it mean for orthodox Christian beliefs in the UK? Peter Ould interrogates the data and makes a plea for better British surveys


What Christians need to know about Rosh Hashanah

2023-09-14T10:47:00+01:00By , CEO, International Mission to Jewish People

Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, begins this week. But what is it, and how can Christians speak to their Jewish friends and neighbours about the festival? Joseph Steinberg explains


‘Woke’ and the problem with ‘that’s not in the Bible’ arguments


There are a great many things not specifically mentioned in scripture, says Jonty Langley. So using it as a defence against any idea you don’t like may leave you on shaky ground

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Ezra Collective’s Mercury win is no surprise. God put music in human hearts


Even in an increasingly secular age, music and faith are inextricably woven together, says Pete Moorey. We’re drawn to music with Christian roots because it offers a counter-cultural message of hope to those who may not otherwise be interested in coming to church 


Rubiales, consent and what the Church needs to learn about touch


Luis Rubiales, president of Spain’s football federation, has resigned, three weeks after kissing Jenni Hermoso, on the lips without her consent. Abi Thomas reflects on her own experiences, and what the Church can do to make sure physical contact is helpful, honouring to God and one another


Surprised by Oxford: A great love story, but where’s the God plot gone?


Carolyn Webber’s memoir, Surprised by Oxford, is a modern-day conversion story, says Jacinta Read. But its film adaptation is more of a love story with a side of Christianity. How it lands with audiences is yet to be seen

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At Home With The Furys is a missed opportunity to explore the boxer’s Christian faith


Tyson Fury is a world champion boxer and an outspoken - if often controversial - Christian. So Tim Bechervaise was keen to see how his faith would be portrayed in the new Netflix docuseries that follows the family in the aftermath of Fury’s retirement from professional sport


Sound of Freedom: This Christian film on child trafficking has become a weapon of the culture wars

2023-08-15T06:29:00+01:00By 1 comments

The controversy and commentary around Sound of Freedom threatens to overshadow the important issues it raises. It’s the most perplexing cinema release of our times, says Nathanael Smith

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The Hiding Place: A poignant film threaded with God’s grace in adversity


Corrie Ten Boom’s story of rescuing Jews during the Holocaust may be well known, but this new theatrical film portrays a relatable hero who still causes us all to ask questions about our response to suffering, says Emma Hide

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Mike Royal: 'There is too much cult of personality in the Church'


He prayed for King Charles at the coronation and has been called a “Christian man of influence”, but Bishop Mike Royal is far more interested in how the Church works together for the good of society than how others see him

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Wes Streeting MP: ‘My faith made it very difficult to accept my sexuality’

2023-07-25T10:31:00+01:00By 2 comments

Labour’s shadow health minister Wes Streeting MP talks about growing up in poverty, reconciling his faith and sexuality, and building bridges across political and religious divides


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A Flight For Life: How MAF Saved Leonard Bura


In a remarkable story of hope and survival, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) played a crucial role in saving the life of Leonard Bura, a long-serving nurse from Tanzania.

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'I was a staunch atheist but reading medieval theology led me to Christ'


Charlotte Gauthier wanted to save people from believing in God. Encountering the beauty of an ancient church building unexpectedly stopped her in her tracks 


'I was a hopeless addict. But God never gave up on me'


Rikki Doolan spent years travelling the world, chasing meaning and fulfilment. Drugs and alcohol couldn't fill the void, and he found himself homeless on the streets of Manchester. That's when he stepped into a cathedral and everything began to change


‘Not having children makes me a misfit at church’

As part of world childless week, Catherine Disher reflects on her own journey, and what she wishes other Christians knew about not having children


‘Jesus set me free from self-harm to travel and tell others about his love’

Iggie Clark was always destined to be an evangelist. She grew up reading tales about missionaries, but struggles with mental health in her teens nearly derailed her dreams 

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'God rescued my son from a coma and healed him of brain injuries'


After being knocked off his motorcycle on a Californian motorway, Vincent was airlifted to a Christian hospital. His mother mobilised thousands to pray, and jumped on a flight from Wales to the USA. This is what happened next

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‘People in church see my wheelchair before they see my gifts’

Disabled Christians are not there to be ‘cured’, cared for or pushed to the margins, argues Naomi Lawson Jacobs, who issues a clarion call for creating an accessible church culture and a community of justice

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An ‘accidental’ silent retreat transformed my relationship with God

Emma Hide was horrified to find that the Christian retreat she’d booked was actually four days of silence. But embracing the quiet revealed more than she could have imagined


‘My wife’s death was tragic, but God is still good’


When Brad Franklin’s wife died suddenly, aged 37, she was pregnant with the couple’s seventh child. Four years on, Brad reflects on returning to ministry, widowhood, remarriage and glorifying God in our suffering


The paediatric nurse: 'I can't imagine doing this job without God'

The Church is made up of Christians from a myriad of different professions, and yet their ordinary tales of God at work rarely get told. In this series, we bring you stories of faith on the frontline 

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‘A health crisis at university made me feel worthless. But God taught me how to trust him more’

A devastating diagnosis caused Emma Hide to question everything she believed in. But God was able to restore her foundations and now her faith is stronger than ever