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Is it Christian to block the roads, even if the world is burning?

2021-10-15T10:41:00+01:00By

Christian MP Tim Farron shares his view…

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There are no VIPs in the kingdom, but we can still honour celebrity Christians like Rhys Stephenson

2021-10-14T10:59:00+01:00By , Singer-songwriter

Rhys Stephenson spoke openly about his faith on Strictly Come Dancing at the weekend. But celebrity endorsements of Christianity are not without risk, says Philippa Hanna

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The Church is silent on the power of prayer. We need to speak up

2021-10-13T16:08:00+01:00By , Founder, Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer

Despite our nation’s rich Christian heritage, the power of prayer is being neutered in the UK, says Richard Gamble. And the problem isn’t limited to secular culture - even the Church is on mute, he says.

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God is working miracles and healing people in Wales – and I’ve got the PhD research to prove it

2021-10-11T15:36:00+01:00By , New Wine Cymru

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3 black Christian scientists who changed the world

2021-10-11T14:55:00+01:00By , Microbiologist

Their Christian faith motivated them to help make the world a better place 

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What’s in a name? Why our church is changing from St Michael’s to St Mike’s

2021-10-08T14:38:00+01:00By

Rev Sarah Yetman is hoping a raft of changes, including a more informal name for the church, will help attract more young people

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12 ways Covid is changing the church - evidence from a senior leader

2021-10-08T12:37:00+01:00By , UK director, Evangelical Alliance

The Evangelical Alliance’s Peter Lynas says we’re in a period of significant change. 

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Why wasting time with God may be more productive than you think

2021-10-08T11:48:00+01:00By

Today’s society is busier than ever. But not making time to rest well may be more to do with priorities than we realise, says Gemma Simmonds

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We’ve been taught an incomplete history of Christianity. Black History Month helps us recover it

2021-10-07T11:46:00+01:00By

This is why Black History Month matters to Christians 

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Pat Robertson is retiring. Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly of his 55 year ministry

2021-10-05T18:01:00+01:00By

One of America’s most controversial evangelicals is to step back from hosting Christian Broadcast Network’s flagship show.

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God is neither male or female, but we shouldn't use gender neutral language

2021-10-05T15:16:00+01:00By

Describing God as male is not patriarchal, says Graham Nichols, it’s accurate

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We are not a hate group. But friendly-fire from other Christians is hurting our gospel work

2021-10-01T12:00:00+01:00By , CEO Christian Concern

Christian Concern is being demonised, says Andrea Williams, and the attacks are coming from parts of the Church

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Panic buying and pandemics remind me I am not in control. But I know who is

2021-10-01T09:43:00+01:00By

It’s difficult to accept that we’re not in control of our own lives, says Tim Farron. But if our hope is in Jesus, we can find peace

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I was a drug addict. Here’s my advice to Katie Price’s friends and family

2021-09-29T12:21:00+01:00By

Supporting an addict is hard, says Lauren Windle, but we should never stop believing that God can bring change

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New research shows even Christians fear ageing. But we shouldn’t

2021-09-29T10:30:00+01:00By , Pilgrims' Friend Society

Having a Christian faith doesn’t stop us worrying about ageing, but it can help us prepare well

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Oxford University apologised for hosting a Christian event. But was it really an attack on religious freedom?

2021-09-28T10:56:00+01:00By

Protecting free speech in universities is crucial, says Cambridge lecturer Gemma Simmonds. But while Christians still have the right to preach the gospel, they’d do well to remember Jesus’ overriding law of love

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Don’t blame the panic buyers or the media for the petrol crisis. It’s not their fault

2021-09-28T10:02:00+01:00By

Who should we blame? Brexit? The Media? Panic buyers? The sin of selfishness? Or something else? 

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​The Court of Appeal is trying to re-write the meaning of ‘evangelical’

2021-09-28T08:56:00+01:00By , The Christian Institute

This ruling should send shudders down the spine of anyone who cares for religious freedom, says Simon Calvert

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After Vigil: Most Christians agree that possessing nuclear weapons is immoral

2021-09-27T10:52:00+01:00By , Christian CND

There’s now a Christian consensus that possessing nuclear weapons contradicts Christ’s teaching, argues Russell Whiting

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Standing against porn: 50 years on from the UK’s biggest Christian gathering

2021-09-24T13:14:00+01:00By

In 1971, over 50,000 Christians gathered in London. Dubbed the ‘anti-porn crusade’, the National Festival of Light was a ‘defining cultural moment’ for the British Church, inspiring a generation to proclaim the truth of the gospel in an increasingly liberal society. Fifty years later, it’s message is just as relevant

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Swearing’s OK but ‘snowflake’ is not: what Ofcom’s latest ruling says to Christians

2021-09-24T08:12:00+01:00By

Ofcom say insults like ’snowflake’ and ‘gammon’ cause more offence than swearing. MP Tim Farron asks, what’s the Christian response?

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1 in 5 adults would consider a career in porn. Here’s what Christians need to know

2021-09-23T11:44:00+01:00By

The world is talking about porn, says Ian Henderson. So should churches…

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6 ways to cultivate your faith at university

2021-09-22T09:46:00+01:00By

Don’t drift from God at uni. Abigail Howe shares top tips from students on how to grow spiritually while making the most of uni life

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Gratitude points a cynical world towards a loving God. This comedy short reminds us why

2021-09-21T15:17:00+01:00By

It’s World Gratitude Day. Nate Morgan Locke explains how a two-minute comedy reminds Christians how thankfulness speaks to those around us

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Broadcasting and Britishness: Why churches, like the media, must tell everyone’s story

2021-09-21T09:05:00+01:00By

Where was Emmy award-winning I May Destroy You on the list of ’British’ TV shows, asks Paul Kerensa?

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Facebook know that social media harms body image. Here’s 4 things Christian parents can do to help

2021-09-20T10:19:00+01:00By

Dr Deborah Webster’s PhD research confirmed what Instagram’s owners have known for some time: using social media isn’t good for teenager’s mental health. But by developing healthy habits ourselves, adults can help the young people in their lives use technology well

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Neymar was offered €500,000 to shut up about Jesus. What would be your price?

2021-09-17T10:35:00+01:00By , Evangelical Alliance

Neymar is reportedly paid €500,000  a month to not talk about Jesus. What would be your price?

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Choirs help us connect with God. Let’s bring them back to our churches

2021-09-16T13:19:00+01:00By , Composer and PhD researcher

Many charismatic evangelical churches haven’t had a choir in years. But research suggests they aid our worship, and might even work alongside your existing worship band, says Calum Carswell

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Our withdrawal from Afghanistan is shameful. The least we can do is welcome refugees to Britain

2021-09-13T10:38:00+01:00By

Whatever you think of the original war, the way we pulled out was wrong, says Tim Farron MP

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Cricket matches and Christ: 3 lessons I’ve learnt from welcoming Afghan refugees

2021-09-10T14:53:00+01:00By

The church in Milton Keynes hit the headlines last weekend when they organised a cricket match to welcome refugees fleeing the Taliban. Minister Steve Woods reflects on what God has been teaching him

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What TV show Married at First Sight teaches us about Christian love

2021-09-10T14:10:00+01:00By

The reality TV show reveals our deepest longings, says Robin Ham

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Explainer: What the Church in Wales’ ruling on gay marriage means

2021-09-10T11:04:00+01:00By

The Church in Wales has voted to bless gay marriage. But what does the change really mean?

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I’m a Christian and I survived 9/11. Here’s what I want the next generation to know

2021-09-10T09:39:00+01:00By

NYC tour guide Christina Ray Stanton survived 9/11. Here’s what she wants Christians everywhere to know about evil and suffering

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God is speaking. Here are 6 ways to hear his voice

2021-09-09T11:52:00+01:00By

A missionary and pastor explains how God guides us

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Axe grinding, straw men and wokeism: Why it’s time to end the word wars

2021-09-08T14:35:00+01:00By

Research suggests most of us are bad listeners. But as Christians, we need to follow Christ’s example, says Dr Christopher Krampe

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Dear Boris, the cost of social care is not ‘catastrophic’. Every life matters to God

2021-09-08T09:54:00+01:00By , Pilgrims' Friend Society

Boris Johnson has raised national insurance in a pledge to end the “catastrophic” costs of social care. But Alexandra Davis takes issue with the word, and says every individual is of infinite worth to God

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Our Christian fostering and adoption agency is facing a huge legal battle. Please pray for us

2021-09-07T15:53:00+01:00By , Cornerstone

In the face of rising referrals, let Christian organisations do their job unhindered, says Christian Fostering CEO

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Leftward drift: Why Christians are abandoning the faith…and what we can do about it

2021-09-07T11:23:00+01:00By , behavioral psychologist

What if “certainty” is dangerous?

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The sexual abuse inquiry was right: Churches of all denominations must do more to safeguard children

2021-09-06T10:40:00+01:00By , Thirtyone:eight

Baptist, Methodist and independent evangelical churches have all come under scrutiny

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A national day of prayer for schools has been launched. Here’s how you can take part

2021-09-06T09:52:00+01:00By , Pais Movement

As children go back to school today, we need churches that will commit to praying for our nation’s schools, says Pete Baker

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Beyonce at 40: How the global superstar points us toward God

2021-09-03T10:42:00+01:00By

As Beyonce turns 40 years old this weekend, Chine McDonald explains why the singer is so inspirational

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Christians don't tell lies. They sing them

2021-08-31T09:03:00+01:00By , Rend Collective

Is worship music dishonest? 

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Why the Paralympics reflects the values of God’s Kingdom

2021-08-26T14:36:00+01:00By , Sports Chaplain

This year’s Games brings with it an important challenge for the Church, says Carolyn Skinner

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I lived in Afghanistan when the Taliban were last in power. Here’s what Christians can expect

2021-08-23T11:31:00+01:00By , former aid worker

It is vital the UK government recognises the extreme vulnerability of Afghan Christians, says Dr Martin Parsons

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Two thirds of Brits think problem gambling isn’t taken seriously enough. Why Christians need to keep campaigning

2021-08-20T15:37:00+01:00By

In a new YouGov survey, 66 per cent of people said the government needs to do more to tackle problem gambling. But powerful companies and huge profit margins mean change is taking too long, says James Mildred, as he explains why Christians should care about protecting the most vulnerable

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Teenagers want to study religion, but hundreds of schools don’t offer RE

2021-08-19T14:03:00+01:00By

One-third of secondary schools do not provide RE for their 14-16-year-olds. The subject has been neglected for too long, and more investment is needed from the government, says RE teacher Ben Wood

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We rescue children from the Taliban. Now they’re at greater risk than ever

2021-08-18T13:04:00+01:00By

Becky Murray has rescued several children from the Taliban through her Christian charity One By One. She fears that children in the region are being abandoned by Western authorities. ”We can’t and won’t do the same,” she says

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5 times the Bible was woke

2021-08-17T09:22:00+01:00By

The label might be contentious, but Chine McDonald believes Christians have nothing to fear from wokeism 

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What on earth is God doing in Europe? Quite a bit, says this new report

2021-08-17T08:44:00+01:00By , European Christian Mission and All Nations Christian College

Jim Memory explores the crucial issues and trends which are shaping the context for Christian mission in Europe today

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Afghanistan's underground church is under threat like never before. Christians are fearing for their lives

2021-08-16T13:53:00+01:00By , Release International

As the Taliban tighten their grip on Afghanistan, Release International warns that their swift advance will embolden extremists and attacks on Christians will rise as a result

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Street preachers keep being arrested. More must be done to protect free speech

2021-08-13T11:55:00+01:00By

Christians are finding themselves in trouble with the law for using allegedly “threatening or abusive” language. Lois McLatchie believes the police are too quick to penalise the speech complained of, rather than consider what rights the accused has to speak freely in public

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10 lessons Christians can learn from Covid-19

2021-08-13T11:03:00+01:00By

As remaining coronavirus rules end in England on 16 August, Chris Goswami looks back on some of the changes caused by the pandemic that we may wish to hold on to

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The climate change ‘code red for humanity’ headlines are apocalyptic. Here are 4 things Christians must do

2021-08-09T15:58:00+01:00By ,

A major new report from the UN predicts a future of famines, floods and droughts unless action is taken now to prevent climate change. But is it news, and what should Christians do?

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Don’t confuse Hatun Tash’s brave engagement with radical Islam as being ‘the Gospel’. But do learn from it

2021-08-09T14:17:00+01:00By

Evangelist and former Muslim, Hatun Tash was stabbed last month at Speakers Corner. While praising her bravery, Peter Meadows is concerned that her example doesn’t become a model for regular Gospel communication