October

  • Rev David Peterson

    As the Church of England’s youngest black priest, I have often felt alienated because of my skin colour

    2021-04-20T15:58:00+01:00By

    Despite last year’s apology from the Archbishop of Canterbury for the ways in which the Church was institutionally racist, last night’s BBC Panorama report was damning in its indictment on progress made. Reverend David Peterson, the youngest black priest in the Church of England, shares his response to the programme

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    I’m gay and I love the Bible’s teaching on marriage

    2021-04-20T10:36:00+01:00By

    The traditional biblical view of marriage is good news for everyone, says Andrew Bunt

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    ‘Whoever loves money never has enough’ - Why Christians should oppose the Super League

    2021-04-20T08:56:00+01:00By

    New proposals from super rich football clubs have been widely condemned, especially by fans. Andy Peck explains what has happened, and why Christians should care

  • 5 martyrs every Christian should know

    2021-04-16T15:45:00+01:00By

    Catherine Pepinster shares the inspirational stories of Christians who were willing to face death because of their faith

  • God told me: ‘Don’t worry, I have a plan’

    2021-04-16T15:30:00+01:00By Aniek Woodward

    24-year-old business owner Josh Parker wanted to help the national effort to stop the virus, but he didn’t know how. So he asked God. Within weeks, an unexpected phone call led to him partnering with the NHS to deliver 2 million PPE gowns

  • A welcoming Church

    2021-04-16T15:25:00+01:00By

    As thousands of Hong Kong citizens move to the UK, Dr Krish Kandiah urges us to provide a warm welcome

  • Should church leaders promote the vaccine?

    2021-04-16T14:12:00+01:00By Will Maule

    As falsehoods and theological conspiracy theories about Covid-19 continue to circulate, faith leaders are being called on to help stop the spread of misinformation

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    The reset

    2021-04-16T14:05:00+01:00By

    This time last year, all of our lives were about to change. But most of us didn’t see it coming.

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    Why churches must never require Covid passports

    2021-04-16T10:17:00+01:00By

    Jesus did not put requirements on coming into his presence, and neither should we, argues Rev Dr Matthew Roberts, one of over 1,000 church leaders to have signed an open letter to parliament in opposition to vaccine passports

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    ‘I asked Jesus Christ if he was really there to reveal himself…and he did’

    2021-04-14T15:11:00+01:00By Gerard Crozier

    Gerard Crozier’s religious experience was so unexpected and life-altering that three years on, he’s still processing the strange events which happened to him

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    David Cameron was wrong to misuse his influence for Greensill Capital

    2021-04-14T11:57:00+01:00By

    Integrity is important for us all – but especially for those in positions of leadership, says Tim Farron MP

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    Fear and fantasy are creating a new generation of celibate young men – but is that a good thing?

    2021-04-13T08:51:00+01:00By

    Young men in Western societies are having less sex than previous generations. But as Christians, should this be a cause for celebration or concern? It depends on the reasons, says Graham Nicholls.

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    Prince Philip (1921-2021): An outstanding example of Christian service

    2021-04-09T15:15:00+01:00By

    The Queen’s faith is well known and well documented. But Prince Philip also exemplified a life of Christian service, says Catherine Butcher

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    Statement by the Archbishop of Canterbury on the Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

    2021-04-09T12:15:00+01:00

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said today: 

  • Lament Garden Bowls

    Why our church has created a Garden of Lament

    2021-04-08T11:57:00+01:00By

    Rev Caroline Taylor from St John’s Hoxton explains why the oft-forgotten practice of lament is so important

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    Freedom: Justin Bieber’s Gospel EP is all about grace

    2021-04-08T11:23:00+01:00By

    Pop superstar Justin Bieber has released a surprise EP. And many of the lyrics position Christianity as a transformative grace, says our reviewer 

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    Hans Küng (1928 - 2021): The controversial Catholic theologian who challenged the establishment

    2021-04-08T10:38:00+01:00By

    Catherine Pepinster pays tribute to the Catholic priest and academic who wrote one of the most gripping books on Christian apologetics of the past 100 years

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    Keir Starmer’s apology for visiting a church is deeply concerning

    2021-04-07T11:45:00+01:00By

    It is utterly depressing that Keir Starmer should apologise for visiting a church on Good Friday, says James Mildred

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    Why the Government’s race report lacks credibility - and what the Church should be doing about it

    2021-04-07T08:42:00+01:00By

    Last week’s report on race and ethic disparities fell well short of the mark, says Calvin T. Samuel, but it won’t stop the critical conversations that have finally begun. 

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    ‘We do not engage in conversion therapy’: Pastor Agu responds to Keir Starmer LGBT controversy

    2021-04-07T08:18:00+01:00

    The leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer has apologised for visiting Jesus House in north London. He tweeted on Monday he was “not aware” of the church’s views on gay rights when he went to visit the vaccination centre at the church building. Premier Christianity spoke to the church’s pastor Agu Irukwu to find out more

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    6 ways to manage your money well

    2021-04-06T11:23:00+01:00By

    As we recover from the financial impact of a year like no other, Laide Olunloyo shares her top tips on how to manage our money well as Christians.

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    Why Christians should welcome Franklin Graham’s legal victory

    2021-04-01T15:47:00+01:00By , UK director of the Evangelical Alliance

    Blackpool Council were wrong to ban adverts about Franklin Graham’s evangelistic event, a court has found. Peter Lynas from the Evangelical Alliance explains more

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    Joseph of Arimathea: The Secret Disciple

    2021-04-01T07:57:00+01:00By

    Dig beneath the surface of the Easter story and you will find some intriguing characters, says Chris Goswami. But just because they’re not given centre stage doesn’t mean we should pass them by. If we do, we miss a great story and some powerful life lessons.

  • Vicky Walker

    Vicky Walker

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Vicky Walker is a writer and speaker, among other things. She writes about life, arts and culture, faith, and awkward moments in the form of books, articles, stories, and more, and she tweets a lot. 

  • Tom Holland

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Tom Holland is an award-winning historian, biographer and broadcaster. He is the author of a number of books, including most recently, Dominion: The making of the Western Mind (Little, Brown). He has written and presented a number of TV documentaries, for the BBC and Channel 4,on subjects ranging from ISIS ...

  • Tola Mbakwe

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Tola Mbakwe is a multimedia journalist for Premier.

  • Tola Adamson

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Tola Adamson is a multimedia journalist at Premier.

  • Timothy C Morgan

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Timothy has been a journalist since 1979 and is the senior editor at Global Journalism. He is a program coordinator at Wheaton College, Illinois.

  • Tim Wyatt

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Tim Wyatt is a freelance journalist.

  • Tim McGrew

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Tim McGrew is professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University. Hear his debate with Peter Boghossian at www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable

  • Tim Bechervaise

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Tim Bechervaise works full-time in the finance industry. He attends Discovery Church in Swindon and likes to dabble in the occasional bit of writing

  • Tim Alford

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Tim Alford is national director of Limitless and youth ministry course leader at Regents Theological College.

  • Terry Virgo

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Terry Virgo is the founder of Newfrontiers, a worldwide family of churches with over 1000 congregations in 60 nations.

  • Tamala Ceasar

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Tamala Ceasar is Digital Producer at Premier.

  • Symon Hill

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Symon Hill is a Christian author and activist and a tutor for the Workers' Educational Association. His latest book is The Upside-Down Bible: What Jesus really said about money, sex and violence (Darton, Longman and Todd). 

  • Sue Willsher

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sue Willsher is Head of Policy & Research at Tearfund

  • Steve Chalke

    Steve Chalke

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    In 1985 Steve Chalke set up Oasis Trust in order to open a hostel for homeless young people. Oasis now has just under 2000 staff, students and volunteers, pioneering educational, healthcare and housing initiatives in the UK and across the globe.

  • Steve Bell

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    STEVE BELL’s blog can be found atgraceformuslims.org He is national director of Interserve interserve.org, which has published his Christian response to British Muslims in its Friendship First DVD course. For more details, visit friendshipfirst.org. For other material on Christian witness among people of other faiths, visit kitab.org.uk

  • Stephen Catto

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Stephen Catto is a lecturer in biblical and theological studies at Moorlands College.

  • Skye Jethani

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Skye Jethani is an award-winning author, pastor and co-host of the Holy Post podcast. For more information visitskyejethanicom

  • Simon Ponsonby

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Simon Ponsonby is a pastor of theology at St Aldates, Oxford, and the author of a number of books, including God is For Us (Monarch), And The Lamb Wins (David C Cook) and Amazing (Muddy Pearl)  

  • Simon Carver

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Rev Simon Carver is Inspirational Breakfast's resident film buff. When not in the cinema - chomping popcorn and reviewing to his heart's content - Simon can be found at Dagnall Street Baptist Church where he is senior minister.

  • Sheridan Voysey

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker and broadcaster. His latest book Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings (Thomas Nelson) is out now.

  • Sean Skinner

    Sean Skinner

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sean started at Premier in 2010 as an intern with Premier Youthwork, and started with Premier’s Digital team at the end of 2011. He’s known as Social Media Sean, and makes sure all our social media channels are well looked after, and that you are receiving the best of what ...

  • Sean Doherty

    Sean Doherty

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sean is a tutor in ethics at St Mellitus College and one of the founders of livingout.org, involved in supporting and pastoring many gay and same-sex attracted Christians.

  • Sarah Wynter

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sarah Wynter worked for Premier for eight years before becoming a full-time mum. She continues to be a consulting editor for Premier Youthwork, on the council of reference for young leaders organisation Onelife and a trustee for HIV prevention charity, Chasing Zero.

  • Sarah Lothian

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sarah Lothian is a journalist and frequent contributor to Premier Christianity.

  • Sarah Lothian

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sarah Lothian is a freelance journalist who has worked in the media for the past 27 years 

  • Sarah Abell

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sarah is the former Telegraph relationships expert and author of Inside Out: how to have authentic relationships with everyone in your life. 

  • Sam Hailes

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sam Hailes is editor of Premier Christianity magazine. You can also hear him on Premier Christian Radio’s ‘The Profile’ (also available as a podcast) where he interviews well known Christian leaders about their life and faith.

  • Sam Donoghue

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Sam Donoghue is head of children’s and youth ministry support for the Diocese of London, and consulting editor for Premier Youth and Children’s Work.

  • Ryan Galpin

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Ryan Galpin is a student at Westminster Theological Centre and part of the New Community Kibera Project team working with local leaders to catalyse transformation in one of the largest slums in Africa. He is an NFL fanatic and a coffee snob with a eye for adventure. 

  • Ruth Valerio

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Ruth Valerio is an environmentalist, theologian and social activist. She is the global advocacy and influencing director at Tearfund, canon theologian of Rochester Cathedral and the author of a number of books including The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2020 Saying Yes to Life (SPCK), L is for Lifestyle: Christian Living that Doesn’t Cost the Earth (IVP) and Just Living: Faith and Community in an Age of Consumerism (Hodder ...

  • Ruth Padilla DeBorst

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Ruth is part of INFEMIT, the International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation.

  • Ruth Mawhinney

    Ruth Mawhinney

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Ruth Mawhinney was editor of Premier Christianity until April 2014. She is now editor of Christian Today.

  • Ruth Jackson

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Ruth Jackson is a producer and youth specialist for Premier Christian Radio’s Unbelievable? programme & podcast and a keen musical theatre fan 

  • Ruth Jackson

    Ruth Jackson

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    is the editor of Premier Youth and Children's Work, head of Youth Apologetics at Premier and a contributor to Hope Rising 365 (SPCK), a devotional for girls and young women.

  • Ruth Garner

    Ruth Garner

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Ruth is a freelance writer and lifestyle blogger. She worked previously in entertainment PR.

  • RT Kendall

    RT Kendall

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Robert Tillman (R.T.) Kendall pastored at Westminster Chapel, London for 25 years and has authored dozens of books. Find him at www.rtkendallministries.org 

  • Roger Standing

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Roger is a lecturer at theological school, Spurgeon’s College, and has been preaching since the age of 16. He has had numerous articles and books published. 

  • Roger Harper

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Roger Harper has worked for over 30 years in Anglican ministry. He is a full time Prison Chaplain and the author of A British Crash and The Lie of Hell. He blogs at rogerharper.wordpress.com

  • Rob Parsons

    Rob Parsons

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Rob Parsons OBE is founding chairman of Christian charity Care for the Family.

  • Rich Wyld

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Rich Wyld: theologygrams.wordpress.com 

  • Rev Will van der Hart

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Rev Will van der Hart is pastoral chaplain at HTB and a director of Mind and Soul Foundation. He is the author of a number of books, including most recently The Power of Belonging (David C Cook). 

  • Rachel Matthews

    Rachel Matthews

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Rachel Matthews is Wales & Midlands Correspondent, Coordinator and Regional Producer for Premier.

  • Rachel Gardner

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Rachel Gardner is the founder of Romance Academy, an author, a volunteer youth worker and President of the Girls' Brigade.

  • Prof Dr Noël Tredinnick

    Prof Dr Noël Tredinnick

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Whilst still in his early twenties, Noël became Organist and Director of Music at All Souls' Church, and, later, professor at the Guildhall specialising in conducting, orchestration and keyboard skills - two posts he still holds. At All Souls he pioneered the move towards the use of orchestral instruments, which ...

  • Premier Journalist

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Freelance journalist for Premier.

  • Phoebe Hill

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Phoebe Hill is head of research at Youthscape, a theology PhD student at King’s College London and a volunteer youth worker.

  • Philip Eley

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    is a schools worker for LiNX Christian Youth Trust

  • Peter Nevland

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

     

  • Peter Kerridge

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Peter Kerridge is the CEO of Premier and author of If Entrepreneurs Ran the Church (SPCK)

  • Peter J Williams

    Peter J Williams

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Dr Peter J Williams is principal of Tyndale House, an independent biblical studies library

  • Peter D WIlliams

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Peter D. Williams is a Catholic apologist and author, and a speaker for Catholic Voices

  • Paul Woolley

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Paul Woolley is the new chief executive of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity licc.org.uk) 

  • Patrick Forbes

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Veteran broadcaster and ordained priest, Patrick is also an author whose book, The Gospel of Folly, explores the connections which bring hope to a stressed society and confused Church.

  • Nick Pollard

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Nick Pollard is co-founder of EthosEducation.org which publishes free educational resources to help people develop a greater understanding of themselves, their community and the world around them, and to explore the Bible’s teaching about contemporary issues.

  • Nick Page

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Nick Page is a writer, speaker and sinner. He is the author of more than 80 books, and the co-host of the Mid-faith Crisis podcast. His latest book is The Badly Behaved Bible: Thinking again about the story of scripture (Hodder & Stoughton) will be published next month. His website is nickpage.co.uk and ...

  • Nathanael Smith

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Nathanael Smith is a charity fundraiser, a student worker and an occasional film reviewer  

  • Nathan Jones

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Nathan Jones is a digital producer for Premier.

  • Natalie Collins

    Natalie Collins

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Natalie Collins is an international speaker and trainer on issues of violence against women and wider gender injustice. For more information visit www.nataliecollins.info.

  • Nabeel Qureshi

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Nabeel Qureshi is the author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (Zondervan) and a member of the speaking team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM)

  • Muyiwa Olarewaju

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Muyiwa Olarewaju is the director of the UK’s biggest gospel radio station, Premier Gospel 

  • Most Rev Justin Welby

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Most Rev Justin Welby is the Archbishop of Canterbury

  • Mick Clarke

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Mick started his career in the voluntary sector as a youth worker, and has worked in the homelessness sector since 1995. After several years as Head of Services for Depaul UK, Mick moved to The Passage as Deputy Chief Executive in 2006, and in January 2009 was appointed Chief Executive ...

  • Michele Guinness

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Despite being raised Jewish, Michele married a Church of England minister from the famous Guinness brewing family. She has authored countless books and articles.

  • Michael Reeves

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Michael Reeves is director of Union Theology (uniontheology.org) and author of Introducing Major Theologians (IVP)

  • Michael Cole

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Michael is an author and contributor to Premier Christianity.

  • Melissa Briggs

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Melissa Briggs, MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is an experienced Hebrew teacher in the UK with a passion to make the richness of the language accessible to everyone. Learn Hebrew online with Melissa at explorehebrew.co.uk.

  • Megan Cornwell

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Megan Cornwell is deputy editor of Premier Christianity 

  • Megan Cornwell

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Megan Cornwell is deputy editor of Premier Christianity magazine

  • Matt Redman

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Matt Redman is the writer of many of the Church’s most loved worship songs, including ‘10,000 Reasons’, ‘Blessed be your name’ and ‘I will offer up my life’. He is married to Beth and they have five children. His journey as a worship leader has taken him to countries such as South Africa, Japan, India, Australia ...

  • Matt Cresswell

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Matt is a freelancer who has written extensively for The Guardian.

  • Matt Adcock

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    MATT ADCOCK is director of communications at London School of Theology (LST) 

  • Martyn Whittock

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Martyn Whittock is a licensed lay minister in the Church of England and an evangelical. As a historian, he has a particular interest in the interaction between faith and politics. He has recently explored the theme of the interconnection between history and contemporary events in Trump and the Puritans: How the Evangelical Religious Right Put Donald Trump in the White House (co-author James Roberts), ...

  • Martyn Eden

    Martyn Eden

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Martyn joined Premier Christian Radio in 2009 after 40 years in a variety of roles: teaching politics and political theology before lobbying for EA, EEA and the Relationships Foundation.

  • Martyn Casserly

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Martyn is a freelance writer, blogger, musician and podcaster who often writes for magazines including Macworld and Guitar & Bass. 

  • Martin Saunders

    Martin Saunders

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Martin Saunders is the Director of Satellites, a new youth event helping young people to put God at the centre of their lives. His new book We Are Satellites, is out now, published by SPCK.

  • Martha Collison

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Martha Collison was the youngest ever contestant on the Great British Bake Off. She has since gone on to write her first bestselling baking book, Twist, published by Harper Collins. She has a weekly column in the Waitrose Weekend paper and is an ambassador for Tearfund.

  • Mark Woods

    2021-04-01T00:00:00+01:00

    Mark is consulting editor at the Methodist Recorder and former editor of the Baptist Times.