All Premier Christianity articles in October 2016

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    Unoriginal Sin

    2016-09-23T00:00:00Z

    David Instone-Brewer explains why Christians should ditch Augustine’s concept of original sin

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    Reviews

    2016-09-23T00:00:00Z

    BODY Paula Gooder SPCK Sometimes it’s helpful to be reminded that the Bible wasn’t written in English. In this clear and careful book, well-known theologian Paula Gooder unpacks a number of key concepts from Paul’s letters, including kardia (heart), nephesh (soul), pneuma (spirit), psuch (soul), psuchikos (natural), sarx (flesh), and ...

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    Holy Places

    2016-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Roger Bolton asks four public figures about the locations that are holy to them

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    A Leap of Faith

    2016-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Frivolous dandy or world-changing theologian? The Danish philosopher certainly divided opinion in his day

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    Q&A: KEN COSTA

    2016-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Justin Brierley speaks to former banker Ken Costa about his new book, Know Your Why

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    Everything Isn’t Awesome

    2016-09-23T00:00:00Z

    It’s a word I’ve come to dislike intensely. I bristle when it’s thrown around carelessly, like last night, when the server at the pizza place used it to describe the pepperoni slice I had ordered. It’s the word “awesome”.

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    60 Minutes On Earth

    2016-09-23T00:00:00Z

    I had a dream. I was in heaven, in a waiting room. At any minute I would be called into the big room along the corridor for a review of my life. As I sat there, it wasn’t the memory of my death that bothered me, although I could remember stepping off that kerb and seeing the little grey van at the last moment. It was something else.

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    People in the News

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    First victims of Russia’s ban on evangelism An American man is among the first to be targeted under new anti-evangelism laws in Russia. As reported in the September issue of Premier Christianity magazine, the country recently passed legislation banning the public from discussing their faith outside of church buildings. The ...

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    Revolution in India?

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Away from the glare of the Western media, thousands of Dalits have been protesting against the system that has held them in poverty for three millennia. Sam Hailes looks at what this significant uprising means for India’s future

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    Feedback

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    DERREN BROWN Interviewing those of different persuasions and mindsets is one of the great strengths of Premier Christianity magazine. I’m glad that Justin, with his gentle touch, got on so well with Derren Brown and had a good time listening to this man, who greatly influences popular culture (Profile, September). ...

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    ‘We lost everything, but we haven’t lost our faith. We still have Jesus’

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Ralph Turner tells the stories of several Syrian refugees living in Lebanon

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    Crime Watch

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

     Jamie Cutteridge explores the recent wave of popular true crime documentaries

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    Bono the Theologian

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Ever since I became a Christian in my teens, I’ve been a fan of U2. I was one of those nerdy individuals who pored over the CD inlay of each new album to work out how much theology the band had snuck into their latest songs.

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    It’s Time To Leave Tim Lahaye’s Rapture Theology Behind

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Following the death of Left Behind author Tim LaHaye in July this year, John Tancock takes another look at the theology that inspired the books and films

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    Eric Metaxas: Bonhoeffer, Brexit & Backing Trump

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Justin Brierley finds out why popular author and broadcaster Eric Metaxas is backing Donald Trump

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    Baroness Cox defends meeting with President Assad

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Christian peer and humanitarian Baroness Cox has defended her decision to meet with President Assad in Syria. 

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    Apologist asks for prayer following cancer diagnosis

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Prominent Christian apologist and former Muslim, Nabeel Qureshi, 33, has asked for prayer after revealing that he has been diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer.

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    Church of England bishop reveals he’s gay, amid rumours of a Church split

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    The Bishop of Grantham has revealed that he is gay and in a celibate relationship, becoming the first Church of England bishop to publicly come out.

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    3 New Ways to Pray

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Miranda Threlfall-Holmes suggests three creative prayer experiments to try

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    U2 at 40: How Bono's band became icons of rock by singing about God

    2016-09-22T00:00:00Z

    On Saturday, 25th September 1976, four teenagers decided to get together to make music. Forty years of faith-fuelled songs later, Steve Stockman charts the spiritual journey of Saint Bono and his band.