All Premier Christianity articles in June 2014

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  • Reviews

    Unspoken - Unspoken

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Unspoken are a multi-national band with Chad Mattson (lead singer), Jon Lowry (bass) both from the USA, Mike Gomez (electric guitar) from the Dominican Republic, and Ariel Munoz (drums) from Puerto Rico.

  • Reviews

    Soccer Summer Soundtrack

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Three songs designed to get you in the mood for the World Cup.

  • Mercy Me on the cover of their album 'Welcome To The New'
    Reviews

    Welcome to the New - MercyMe

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    MercyMe are back with ten grace-filled, foot-tapping, contagious tracks. Hot on the heels of The Hurt and The Healer, their eighth studio album is no doubt set to reach similarly dizzy heights.

  • Reviews

    True Friendship: Walking Shoulder to Shoulder - Vaughan Roberts

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    This little book clearly articulates some of the issues in our culture surrounding friendship and intimacy, and proposes some solutions.

  • Reviews

    Faith in the Fog - Jeff Lucas

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    He’s done it again! Jeff Lucas has produced a humorous, spiritually thoughtful and candid book. 

  • The book 'Inspired' by Jack Levison
    Reviews

    Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith - Jack Levison

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Whether you’re charismatic or more conservative in your view of the Holy Spirit, the author hopes you can learn to value both the ecstatic and reflective study as evidence of the Holy Spirit’s work.

  • Pure caffeine powder from coffee leaves
    Archive content

    What are we drinking?

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    The world’s favourite stimulant is available in all shapes, sizes and flavours. So how much caffeine is in a regular serving of your favourite beverage?

  • Reviews

    Tools for Rebuilding - Michael White & Tom Corcoran

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    To summarise the 75 points: focus. Michael White and Tom Corcoran cut through parish paraphernalia, streamlining and de-cluttering like Mary Portas at a jumble sale. 

  • Rend Collective
    Interviews

    Q&A: Rend Collective

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Following the release of Rend Collective’s latest album, The Art of Celebration, Lucinda Borkett-Jones spoke to band leader and drummer Gareth Gilkeson about creative chaos and writing happy songs.

  • Ten - John Pritchard
    Reviews

    Ten: Why Christianity Makes Sense - John pritchard

    2014-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Have you ever jotted down a list of all the reasons why you believe what you do?

  • Comedian Tim Vine
    Interviews

    Profile: Tim Vine

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The master of the one-liner chats to Dave Rose about 80s hymns, puns and his personal faith.

  • Archive content

    Youth murder prompts revival

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    In February 2014, 20-year-old Dwayne Simpson was fatally stabbed after he ran into a Brixton street to help a young boy in trouble. His mother, Lorraine Jones, shares how God has helped her cope – and used the tragedy to bring revival among local young people.

  • A litmus test for Orthodoxy
    Archive content

    A litmus test for orthodoxy

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The Evangelical Alliance’s decision to remove Steve Chalke’s organisation Oasis from membership raises the question of what defines an evangelical today. Justin Brierley reflects on why homosexuality has become the latest tipping point.

  • Miracles Part II: This time it's local
    Archive content

    Miracles Part II: This time it's local

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Last month Justin Brierley reported on miracle accounts from around the world. But don’t be fooled into thinking God’s forgotten about Britain. In churches, cafes and on street corners, miracles are being reported on our doorstep too.

  • Hell or Heaven?
    Archive content

    Proportional Punishment in Hell

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Do we gloss over teaching on hell? David Instone-Brewer takes a look at what Jesus has to say on the subject.

  • Philosopher AC Grayling
    Archive content

    The Sceptic: Why God is a fairy tale

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Philosopher AC Grayling has made it his mission to show why people have as little reason to believe in a deity as they do in the Tooth Fairy. Justin Brierley meets the atheist professor who believes he has seen the future – and God’s not part of it.

  • First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond
    Archive news

    Scottish independence debate ‘too narrow’

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    The Scottish independence debate has overlooked major issues of inequality and faith, says the head of the Evangelical Alliance (EA) in Scotland.

  • Archive content

    Ministry through the dark night

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    What do you do when God seems far away, especially if you are a ‘professional Christian’ whose work and salary depends on having a vibrant faith?

  • Spring Harvest Unbelievable 2014
    Archive news

    Spring Harvest uses collection to fund its work

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Offerings at Spring Harvest this year will be invested in the future of the organisation rather than being distributed to charitable and mission causes.

  • Nasty Christians / Bible Bashers
    Archive content

    Nasty Christians

    2014-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Why are we Christians often so nasty to each other? Imagine there is some friction in your local church. Typically it will be about the style of leadership, the music, the new building project or the youth work.