All Premier Christianity articles in June 2016

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    BREATHING UNDER WATER Richard Rohr SPCK In his now signature style, Richard Rohr reveals new beauty in the well-known Twelve Step addiction programme. Bill Wilson’s original material was always imbibed with the gospel but Rohr makes what was implicit, explicit. Rohr has the ability to unmask addiction in every reader ...

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    Teach us to pray

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    When I was a young Christian, a man came to our church and gave a talk on prayer. He said, ‘Why do you find it hard to spend ten minutes talking with God? You can easily spend an hour talking to your girlfriend.

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    The not-so-manic street preachers

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Once upon a time, street evangelism meant shouting about sin. But there’s a new wave of evangelists who are taking a very different approach, says Heather Tomlinson

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    People in the News

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    TV BETTER THAN SERMONS Writing in the Radio Times, Gogglebox vicar Kate Bottley has said her TV role has led to more conversations about faith than any of her sermons. GOLF WIN FOR DANNY Christian golfer Danny Willett, who is also the son of a Church of England vicar, has ...

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    Making sense of sacrifice

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Continuing his series on the significance of the cross, David Instone-Brewer examines what it means to say that Jesus died as a ‘sacrifice’ for our sins 

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    What will it take to stop the genocide?

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    An increasing number of world leaders and institutions are finally recognising ISIS atrocities as genocide. Sam Hailes reports.

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    The Month in figures

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    57% of the British public are expected to vote in this month’s EU referendum £24bn A proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset will become the most expensive object on earth if built. Greenpeace estimate the project could cost as much as £24bn 8.6% The latest figures from ...

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    Feedback

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    CONCERNED ABOUT WITCHES Having experienced something of the dark and dangerous world of the occult in my past, I read with alarm ‘Meet the Real Life Witches’ (April). Rev Peter Laws quotes a witch as saying, ‘I’m sceptical about Satan possessing people. Because witches don’t think Satan exists.’ ...

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    The equality of death

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    As musical icon Prince joins a growing list of well known people who have died in 2016, David Robertson asks whether our secular culture is ready to face its own mortality

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    When it comes to paternity doubts, Welby is in good company

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    No one was more surprised than Justin Welby himself when DNA tests revealed that his father was not Gavin Welby, the man who brought him up.

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    When God took over my church meeting

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Jeff Lucas tells the story of how the Holy Spirit took over a Christian meeting in a remarkable way.

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    Christians shouldn't be embarrassed by sex

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    John Piper explains why he believes sex is an act of worship

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    Muslims turning to Christ - a global phenomenon

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    An unprecedented number of Muslims are becoming Christians. David Garrison, who has spent years researching the phenomenon, shares his findings.

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    Chinese pastor’s wife killed during church demolition

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    A Chinese pastor’s wife has been killed after she was buried alive during the government sponsored demolition of her church

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    Bono and Eugene Peterson discuss love of the Psalms

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    A new 21-minute film featuring U2 frontman Bono and translator of The Message version of the Bible, Eugene Peterson, has been released. 

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    Nadia Bolz-Weber: The unorthodoxly orthodox pastor

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    Ahead of her appearance at this summer’s Greenbelt Festival, Justin Brierley meets the unorthodoxly orthodox pastor of the House for All Sinners and Saints

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    Transgenderism: Born with the wrong body?

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    With an increasing number of high-profile individuals coming out as transgender or ‘gender fluid’, Lucinda van der Hart explores how we can begin to formulate a biblical response to transgenderism

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    Justin Welby’s biological father revelation ‘a complete surprise’

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken of his surprise at learning that his real father is Sir Winston Churchill’s last private secretary, the late Sir Anthony Montague Browne

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    My unlikely friendship with the world's most notorious atheist

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Christian apologist Larry Taunton tells the story of his friendship with the well known atheist Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

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    Alpha reimagined

    2016-05-12T00:00:00Z

    The Alpha course has been revamped to offer an alternative way for people to think about faith. The documentary-style short films are being offered to churches as an alternative to the traditional Alpha talks.