Alisson Becker

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


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


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


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


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


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


5 ways to build a truly diverse church


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


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’


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


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


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


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


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


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


Why Christians should vote this Thursday


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


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


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


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


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


Should Christians join the social media boycott this weekend?


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


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. 


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


What Call The Midwife teaches us about doubt and faith


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 


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


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.


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


The Christian origins of Earth Day


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 


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Rev David Peterson

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


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


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


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


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


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


Why churches must never require Covid passports


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


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


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


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.


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


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


The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said today: 

Lament Garden Bowls

Why our church has created a Garden of Lament


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. 


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


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


6 ways to manage your money well


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.


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


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.


Why Easter is the new Christmas


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


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


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


Why Christian events still matter


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


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


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


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


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?’


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


Matthew Winbow reviews the critically-acclaimed fantasy action film 


5 ways the European Church will change post Covid-19


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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