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'I’m still speechless to describe Jesus’ love!' - The faith of Alisson Becker

2021-05-18T11:10:00+01:00By

When Alisson scored Liverpool’s winning goal at the weekend, he gave God all the glory

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As violence in Israel continues, we all need to pray for peace

2021-05-14T14:09:00+01:00By

Distrust and anger stokes the fire that is consuming Jerusalem, says Angleena Keizer, and everyone suffers because of it

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Every election victory is temporary, but God’s kingdom lasts forever

2021-05-12T08:35:00+01:00By

Tim Farron MP reflects on the results of last week’s elections 

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5 ways to build a truly diverse church

2021-05-11T14:42:00+01:00By

UK churches are still largely segregated according to race and language, says interpretation expert Jonathan Downie. Here’s some lessons we all need to learn if we want to change that

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‘I was accused of being a terrorist’ - Read the sermon that school chaplain claims lost him his job

2021-05-10T11:13:00+01:00By

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

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Little Mix, social media and self-worth: ‘Understanding our value in God’

2021-05-07T15:37:00+01:00By

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

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3 reasons why you should get off the sofa and go back to physical church

2021-05-06T16:49:00+01:00By

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

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Remember when Christians took over Wembley? This meeting will be even bigger

2021-05-05T15:31:00+01:00By , 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

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Matt Hancock wants another debate on assisted dying. Christians need to be prepared

2021-05-05T10:50:00+01:00By

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

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Why Christians should vote this Thursday

2021-05-04T16:35:00+01:00By

Christians have good biblical reasons for voting in the biggest set of elections for decades, says Tim Farron MP 

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‘The pain is overwhelming’ As India’s Covid crisis deepens, we need Christians to act

2021-05-04T11:00:00+01:00By

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

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Line of Duty may have felt underwhelming. But its commentary on the nature of evil was spot on

2021-05-04T10:30:00+01:00By

Viewers didn’t get the supervillain they wanted. But Jed Mercurio was making an important theological point, argues Rev Jules Middleton

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Should Christians join the social media boycott this weekend?

2021-04-30T16:36:00+01:00By

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

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New worship song aims to help Christians make a difference, wherever they are

2021-04-30T14:26:00+01:00By

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. 

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Interest in global mission is dwindling. We need to look to the Lord of the Harvest

2021-04-29T19:10:00+01:00By , 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

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What Call The Midwife teaches us about doubt and faith

2021-04-27T13:08:00+01:00By

The experience of Call the Midwife’s Sister Monica Joan is much more common than we think, says Tony Horsfall. Here’s why we shouldn’t be afraid of our doubts and why they can be good for our faith 

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MPs say China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide. I couldn’t be prouder of them

2021-04-23T16:19:00+01:00By

As accusations of sleaze and political scandal continue to do the rounds, it is easy to become cynical. But when MPs stand up for persecuted people, we should be proud of them, says David Landrum.

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The UK’s £500m cut to foreign aid means children around the world will face a bleak future

2021-04-22T15:40:00+01:00By , CEO of World Vision UK

World Vision, along with 200 other charities, has written to the Government urging them to drop plans to cut the foreign aid budget. Mark Sheard believes the move will result in a major spike in the number of children experiencing violence around the world

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The Christian origins of Earth Day

2021-04-22T15:14:00+01:00By

The first Earth Day was borne out of one man’s determination to honour God’s command to care for our world. Today, we all have a responsibility to play our part, say the team at 24-Prayer 

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The fight for racial justice is tiring. Let this vision of the future spur you on

2021-04-22T10:32:00+01:00By

As the Church of England’s Anti-Racism Taskforce publishes its report this Stephen Lawrence Day, and the world continues to respond to the conviction of Geoge Floyd’s murderer, Ryan Diaz urges Christians to persevere in the fight for justice

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The guilty verdict in the George Floyd case is the beginning, not the end of the fight for racial justice

2021-04-21T17:03:00+01:00By

Last night’s verdict was a pivotal moment in a historical struggle. But there is still much work to be done says Bishop Dr Joe Aldred

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Beth Moore is right. Complementarianism is not a doctrine to die for

2021-04-21T11:46:00+01:00By

The popular American preacher Beth Moore has asked forgiveness for treating complementarianism as “a litmus test”. But Sarah Yardley says Christians should be careful to distinguish between apologising for harmful practices and shifting our theology.

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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

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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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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: 

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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.

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Why Easter is the new Christmas

2021-03-31T16:23:00+01:00By

These two seasons present us with significant opportunities to share our faith, says Tim Farron MP 

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Matt Hancock said DIY home abortions would be ‘temporary’. One year on, they’re still legal

2021-03-30T15:50:00+01:00By

What were initially billed as ‘temporary’ changes to abortion law are still in place, and Christians must oppose them, says Christian Concern’s Andrea Williams

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Why Christian events still matter

2021-03-25T14:06:00+00:00By

Debra Green OBE explains the huge impact she believes festivals, conferences and other events have and encourages us to continue engaging with them

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A judge says Gov were wrong to ban churches from meeting. But I think his theology is wrong

2021-03-25T13:37:00+00:00By

Lord Braid has ruled that the Scottish Government’s closure of churches during the Covid-19 lockdown was unconstitutional and went against the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Premier’s head of digital theology Dr Pete Phillips takes a closer look at the ruling

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Dear Church, The training is over, the iceberg is here

2021-03-24T14:57:00+00:00By

London City Mission’s CEO Graham Miller asks, ’After hundreds of hours of hearing the gospel preached, will Bible-believing Christians now apply what they have heard, and be a conduit for God’s blessing to the poor?’

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Raya and the Last Dragon: The Christian themes in Disney’s new blockbuster

2021-03-24T12:46:00+00:00By

Matthew Winbow reviews the critically-acclaimed fantasy action film 

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5 ways the European Church will change post Covid-19

2021-03-24T12:29:00+00:00By

Rich Martin articulates some of the ‘new things’ he believes the Church will move into once we are fully out of lockdown.

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Don’t let climate campaigners guilt-trip you into action. There is a better way

2021-03-24T11:05:00+00:00By

So much campaigning on climate change is rooted in guilt and fear, says Josh Seligman, as he argues for a very different, and more Christian way of thinking

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Gay conversion therapy: What the Church and LGBT community can agree on

2021-03-16T14:04:00+00:00By , UK director of the Evangelical Alliance

Peter Lynas explains why the Evangelical Alliance has written to the government, seeking clarity on a proposed gay conversion therapy ban

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John Polkinghorne (1930-2021): The pre-eminent voice on science and religion

2021-03-15T00:00:00+00:00

Alister McGrath pays tribute to the distinguished academic and Anglican priest who has died at the age of 90

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I know from personal experience that God comforts victims of domestic abuse

2021-03-15T00:00:00+00:00

A coalition of black church leaders have launched a forum to provide practical support for victims of domestic abuse. Lead member Rev Kim Bacchus explains why she believes the project is so needed 

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Luis Palau (1934-2021): A passionate, humble and clear communicator of the gospel

2021-03-12T00:00:00+00:00

The remarkable evangelist Luis Palau became a Christian at the age of 12, started preaching on street corners and by 19 had started his own Christian radio programme. He served as an intern with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, before launching his own ministry in 1976. With the news of Luis Palau’s death Peter Wooding pays tribute to him, reflecting on the many times he spent with Luis as an interviewer