2021-06-14T10:07:00+01:00By Lois McLatchie
Edinburgh Council has admitted that they were wrong to cancel a Christian event on the basis of the beliefs of the keynote speaker
2021-06-11T13:35:00+01:00By Andrew Owen
Discrimination against Christian organisations is on the rise, but this victory makes it easier for others to fight in the future, says Andrew Owen
2021-06-10T11:04:00+01:00By Alun Ebenezer
According to a new Ofsted report, sexual harassment has become ‘normalised’ in some schools, with 9 in 10 girls reporting sexist name-calling or being sent explicit photos or videos. Alun Ebenezer is the executive headmaster of the Fulham Boys School. He believes the answer to our modern crisis of masculinity can be found in beholding Jesus, the ultimate example of what it means to be a man
2021-06-09T12:06:00+01:00By Becky Murray
Becky Murray’s sexual assault led her to question God’s calling on her life, until she met a nine-year-old girl who made her reconsider
2021-06-09T10:29:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Politicians need to know what their Christian constituents think as they debate foreign aid cuts, says Tim Farron MP
2021-06-07T11:09:00+01:00By Krish Kandiah
Everyone should watch this film, says Krish Kandiah
2021-06-07T10:19:00+01:00By Megan Wisheart
As some of the world’s most powerful leaders arrive in Cornwall, Christian teens are urging them to take action on climate change
2021-06-07T09:27:00+01:00By Mark Sheard, CEO of World Vision UK
The Government is coming under increasing pressure to drop plans to cut the foreign aid budget. As the only G7 country currently planning to do so, here’s why Mark Sheard believes the move will result in a major spike in the number of children experiencing violence around the world
2021-06-04T09:46:00+01:00By Tim Dieppe
Medical authorities have turned ethical codes upside down by banning Dr Kearney from administering an anti-abortion pill to women who change their minds, say Christian Concern
2021-06-02T09:43:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
The tennis star Naomi Osaka has been criticised for not speaking to the media this week. But when it comes to our mental health, boundaries are vital, argues Lauren Windle
2021-05-31T21:52:00+01:00By Jennie Pollock
Call the Midwife never shies away from the big issues, says Jennie Pollock. But in this case, does the Christian viewpoint have to look like the less compassionate option?
2021-05-28T09:38:00+01:00By Jane’alam Sheikh
This World Hunger Day, there are more people than ever trapped in food poverty. Read one man’s story of finding hope in Christ and why he thinks education, as well as food, is essential in breaking the cycle.
2021-05-27T06:58:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Rend Collective’s rise to prominence has been swift. When I first met the band in 2011, shortly after the release of their debut album Organic Family Hymnal, the Irish folk collective were playing to a modest crowd in a small church. They’ve since moved to America, toured massive venues and ...
2021-05-26T08:12:00+01:00By Ben Jack
As Christians, doing good works is critical, but so is being clear about why we do them, says evangelist Ben Jack
2021-05-25T16:09:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Following the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron urges Christians to lead the way in modelling what it means to disagree well
2021-05-25T13:59:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
The CEO of Mercy UK explains how miraculous financial provision has allowed them to run a residential home for vulnerable young women
2021-05-25T13:45:00+01:00By Ruth Jackson
A leading expert in Artificial Intelligence talks about her faith journey, life-saving technology and being a woman in science.
2021-05-25T13:17:00+01:00By Caroline Pattenden
When Jo Cordell’s health failed, she felt like her body had become her enemy. Here she shares how God met her in the midst of her pain
2021-05-25T12:59:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
Even prior to Covid-19, the number of children and teenagers attending church services in the UK was in steep decline. But after a year like no other, is the answer going back to the way we’ve always done things, or is it time for a fresh approach?
2021-05-25T10:52:00+01:00By Richard Gamble
Seventeen years ago, God gave Richard Gamble an audacious vision: to build a national landmark that celebrated a million answered prayers. Turning that vision into reality has been a long, and often arduous, journey, and it isn’t over yet
2021-05-25T10:35:00+01:00By Tim Wyatt
In recent years there have been a string of high-profile religious freedom cases in the news. But is it really true that Christians in the UK are experiencing persecution? Tim Wyatt speaks to those on both sides of the debate
Following the tragic death of his son, Robin Crow began an unexpected journey towards faith
2021-05-25T10:10:00+01:00By Sarah Lumgair
Habo looked down, deep in thought. I’d just asked her what the most important thing is that Christians should know about Muslims. I waited, knowing I had much to learn from this gentle woman who had endured decades of suffering for the gospel.
2021-05-25T10:05:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
This 113-minute feature film is controversial from the outset. Even the opening words which appear on the screen – “inspired by historical events” – will likely cause upset.
2021-05-25T09:59:00+01:00By Jennie Pollock
This book does what is says on the tin: it tells stories of the ministry and experiences of Street Pastors. Written in a clear, simple style the book gives insights into the kinds of situations the volunteers encounter and how they see God at work through their calm, caring presence.
2021-05-25T09:59:00+01:00By Rev Mark Woods
There’s much to like about A Most Peculiar Book. Kristin Swenson writes entertainingly, with only the occasional lapse into the sort of academic language that makes reading most theology books like wading through treacle.
2021-05-25T09:57:00+01:00By Cara Bentley
Periods are a hot topic – tax, poverty, endometriosis, sustainable products, the stigma in India where girls often drop out of school. There is now more public menstrual chat than there’s ever been. But a Christian voice is often missing.
2021-05-25T09:22:00+01:00By Jeff Lucas
I only met him once, and it was a brief encounter. Prince Philip visited my youth club when I was ten years old. The preparations were intense. A bathroom was refurbished for his exclusive use. Regrettably, the royal bladder was resilient and he did not make use of the gleaming ...
2021-05-25T08:25:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Today marks one year since George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis
2021-05-24T16:17:00+01:00By Rev Jayne Irlam
Rev Jayne Irlam from the Baptist Deliverance Study Group shares her experiences of ministering to people previously involved in occult practices
2021-05-24T09:02:00+01:00By Catherine Pepinster
The fallout from the Martin Bashir scandal should be a moment for the BBC to rethink its commitment to religious reporting, argues Catherine Pepinster
2021-05-21T16:21:00+01:00By Emma Heath
Drinking to cover up my pain would have killed me if I hadn’t found Jesus, says Emma Heath
2021-05-21T16:20:00+01:00By Paul Kerensa
The BBC and Bashir were wrong, but scapegoating them won’t help says Paul Kerensa
2021-05-21T15:35:00+01:00By Ryan Diaz
Here’s why Pentecost is more relevant than ever says Ryan Diaz
2021-05-21T12:23:00+01:00By Alun Ebenezer
Church schools have a duty to be distinctive and offer parents and pupils real choice, says headteacher Alun Ebenezer
2021-05-19T09:35:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
We might not all agree on the politics, but we should all cry out to God for peace in the Middle East
2021-05-18T11:10:00+01:00By Tim Bechervaise
When Alisson scored Liverpool’s winning goal at the weekend, he gave God all the glory
2021-05-17T18:19:00+01:00By Jamie Cutteridge
With just 10 days to go until the Friends reunion, Jamie Cutteridge considers how the show has connected with young and old alike, and what Christians can take away from it
2021-05-17T10:50:00+01:00By Rev Johnnie Moore
A slow-motion and largely ignored war is taking place in Africa’s most populous nation, and time is running out, says Rev Johnnie Moore
2021-05-14T14:09:00+01:00By Angleena Keizer
Distrust and anger stokes the fire that is consuming Jerusalem, says Angleena Keizer, and everyone suffers because of it
2021-05-12T08:35:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Tim Farron MP reflects on the results of last week’s elections
2021-05-10T11:13:00+01:00By Bernard Randall
A chaplain at a church school says he was reported as an extremist and forced out of his job after giving a sermon which addressed identity politics and LGBT issues. He’s now taking Trent College to court. Here is the full text of his sermon
2021-05-07T15:37:00+01:00By Philippa Hanna
As Jesy Nelson does her first interview since splitting from Little Mix five months ago, Philippa Hanna, who toured with the band in 2016, reflects on the power of influence and the pressure of social media
2021-05-06T17:13:00+01:00By Robin Lane, CFI UK
The Dean of St George’s College in Jerusalem has told Premier its a “tragedy and a scandal” that Israel has vaccinated its population while no provision has been made for the Palestinians. But Robin Lane says the Dean is mistaken
2021-05-06T16:49:00+01:00By Ryan Diaz
As lockdown eases, many churches are preparing to open their doors. But after more than a year of Zoom, many Christians wonder if regular Sunday worship is worth the effort
2021-05-05T15:31:00+01:00By Dr Jonathan Oloyede, National Day of Prayer
Almost ten years on from the National Day of Prayer and Worship at Wembley Stadium, Dr Jonathan Oloyede is planning an even larger gathering
2021-05-05T10:50:00+01:00By James Mildred
Matt Hancock has opened the door to changing the law on assisted suicide, says CARE’s James Mildred, as he urges Christians to oppose the move
2021-05-04T15:25:00+01:00By Krish Kandiah
As thousands of Hong Kong citizens move to the UK, Dr Krish Kandiah urges us to provide a warm welcome
2021-05-04T14:09:00+01:00By Dave Roberts
Respected leaders in the American Church were convinced God had told them Donald Trump would be re-elected president. Dave Roberts analyses why so many got it wrong, and seeks trusted voices to help us understand the role of the prophetic today
2021-05-04T13:52:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn
I used to sneer at ‘mindfulness’. As a Christian, I thought I was automatically an expert when it comes to the interior, ‘spiritual’ life and there was nothing I could learn about it from the secular world.
2021-05-04T13:50:00+01:00By NT Wright
God’s ‘impassibility’ means that God doesn’t experience emotions the way humans do. It comes from the Latin ‘passio’, which is about suffering. Suffering can be seen either in terms of ‘this is very painful’, or in a more technical way – the idea that something is being done to me. ...
2021-05-04T13:39:00+01:00By Samantha Kay
What if Jesus Was Serious? is a fun book with a serious message. It is clear, concise, snappy and challenging. The content is entirely based on Jesus’ teachings on the Sermon on the Mount, and a lively illustration accompanies each point.
2021-05-04T13:39:00+01:00By Derek Tidball
What is the role of the grandparent? Rob Parsons and Katharine Hill, long-respected for their work with Care for the Family, answer that question in this little, easy-to-read and altogether delightful book.
2021-05-04T12:56:00+01:00By George Luke
Under the leadership of director and principal songwriter Jennifer Griffith, the Sincere Praise Gospel Choir has been steadily building a following in the UK’s gospel scene (and a number of eastern European countries) since the release of their debut album, Hold Fast, in 2006. The choir is part of the ...
2021-05-04T11:00:00+01:00By Joseph D'Souza
As coronavirus cases in India pass 20 million and oxygen shortages push the healthcare system to the brink of collapse, Indian church leader Bishop Joseph D’Souza, issues an urgent plea to Christians around the world
2021-05-04T10:30:00+01:00By Rev Jules Middleton
Viewers didn’t get the supervillain they wanted. But Jed Mercurio was making an important theological point, argues Rev Jules Middleton
2021-04-30T16:36:00+01:00By David Chawner
Sport will go silent on social media this bank holiday weekend after platforms fail to address the issues of online abuse. Here’s why Christians should get involved, says David Chawner of Sports Chaplaincy UK
2021-04-30T14:26:00+01:00By Derek Walker
A new worship song has been released that encourages Christians to reimagine how God can bring his kingdom in every sphere of life. It makes a change from singing about ourselves, says Derek Walker.
2021-04-29T19:34:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
12 months on from the tragic death of George Floyd, have church leaders kept their promises?
2021-04-29T19:22:00+01:00By Cassandra Maria
Following the death of his father, the grime artist and author opens up about faith and doubt
2021-04-29T19:10:00+01:00By Matthew Skirton, CEO of Operation Mobilisation UK
Operation Mobilisation’s Matthew Skirton reveals engagement with international mission is falling, and explains how every Christian in the UK can help make a difference
2021-04-29T09:59:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
The modern-day Areopagus is increasingly providing Christians with spiritual content and is an ideal platform for evangelism and debate, says Chris Goswami
2021-04-29T09:54:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
An estimated 127,000 weddings were cancelled last year, as couples chose to postpone their nuptials in the face of ever-tightening Covid-19 restrictions. But speaking ahead of National Marriage Week, Charlie and Emily explain how their Christian faith inspired them to go ahead with their special day
2021-04-28T16:19:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The Archbishop of York says he wants to bring evangelistic renewal to the Church of England
2021-04-28T14:16:00+01:00By Most Rev Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
The Archbishop of Canterbury says we have an unprecedented opportunity to build a global community that reflects God’s heart for the poor and respects our planet. But real change will require courage – from all of us
2021-04-28T13:10:00+01:00By Claire Musters
After a period of separation, Claire and Steve Musters were determined to make their marriage work. During a time of rebuilding, they were challenged by their marriage counsellors to think back to what drew them together in the first place. They realised many of their ideas about marriage had been fuelled by cultural rather than biblical ideals – and they don’t think they are the only ones…
2021-04-28T12:58:00+01:00By Patrick Regan
Having lived with a degenerative condition for years, Patrick Regan has grappled with physical and emotional pain. Here he shares lessons in resilience he has learned personally, as well as gems shared by Anne Frank’s stepsister, Eva Schloss, former hostage Terry Waite and retired police commander John Sutherland
2021-04-28T12:44:00+01:00By Dr Gary Chapman
Dr Gary Chapman may have written bestselling books on marriage, but the early years of his own relationship were a mess. Here he reveals how God challenged him to change his attitude towards his wife – and what a difference that made
For the Epsom-based GP Clare DiPlacito, dealing with other people’s pain and suffering was her job. But when the weight of the past year began to be too much to bear, it drove her to seek solace in God
2021-04-28T10:59:00+01:00By Lois Tverberg
Lois Tverberg unlocks a Jewish idiom that Jesus used, but many of his followers have scratched their heads about
2021-04-28T10:26:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Like many American evangelicals, Todd Morehead believes the return of the Jews to the land of Israel, and the creation of the modern state in 1948 is a fulfilment of Old Testament prophecy (Ezekiel 37; Amos 9:14-15; Isaiah 66:8, etc). Debates rage over the correct interpretation of those biblical passages, ...
2021-04-28T10:16:00+01:00By Simon Pinchbeck
At the height of football hooliganism, Simon Pinchbeck was a police officer on terraces of North London, literally fighting for a living. But he soon found himself crossing the line into a life of violent crime. He explains how God turned his life around
2021-04-28T10:10:00+01:00By Jeff Lucas
Our doorbell rang, the welcome announcement that our weekly grocery delivery was arriving on time. A rather jolly chap in a fluorescent yellow tabard (and matching mask, which made him very seeable in the dark) hauled in trays laden with our supplies. The ability to order online and avoid the ...
2021-04-28T09:52:00+01:00By Rev Jules Middleton
Anne Lamott is clearly an external processor, her writing a warm stream of consciousness, flowing with beautiful prose and interlaced with snark. In Dusk, Night, Dawn this stream is billed as offering a framework to explore how our lives can be enlarged through renewed commitment to ourselves and those around ...
2021-04-28T09:18:00+01:00By Meic Pierse
This is one of the most important books to appear in recent years, says our reviewer