NEW VINEYARD DIRECTORS
John and Debby Wright have been commissioned as the new national directors of Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland, taking over from John and Eleanor Mumford.
CHRISTIAN ON DEATH ROW
The state of Georgia executed Kelly Gissendaner despite a plea from Pope Francis to save her life. She was convicted of murdering her husband in February 1997 and converted to Christianity while in prison.
Rev Scott S McKenna caused controversy when he preached that to teach Jesus died for sins is ‘ghastly theology’. His comments led to an organised debate with Free Church moderator Rev David Robertson.
GOD HELPED ME
Westlife singer Shane Filan has explained how his faith in God helped him when he was declared bankrupt in 2012. The Catholic popstar said he couldn’t have got through the difficult time if it hadn’t been for God.