US pastor Mike Todd has apologised after he received backlash for rubbing saliva in his brother’s eyes during a sermon. The preacher was trying to make the story of Christ healing a blind man "come alive”, but Andy Kind says there are better ways of getting your point across
Since the creation of the World Watch List 30 years ago, North Korea has consistently topped the charts as the most dangerous country to be a Christian. But now it’s been overtaken by Afghanistan. And that is having repercussions around the globe, says Ben Cohen
The name U2 makes me cringe, and so does my voice. That's according to the band's frontman, Bono, who made the surprising admission to the Awards Chatter podcast this week. Opinions may be mixed on U2's music, but Bono has always been upfront about his faith in Jesus. Here are some of our favourite Bono quotes
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‘Wonder Boy’ has just been nominated for the prestigious Portrait of Britain award.
How the popular pub chain will inspire your church to better reach your community
People who go to Church can feel just as isolated as those who don’t.But intergenerational relationships can help, says Alexandra Davis
The most extraordinary thing about the hypocrisy of Boris Johnson is the fact we find it extraordinary, says Glen Scrivener. And it’s all because of Jesus
Boris Johnson’s apology was “half-hearted” says the Evangelical Alliance’s head of advocacy.
Will 2022 be the year of the resurgence of Christian festivals? With some people questioning the safety - and value - of large events, a youth leader and festival organiser give their view
Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity have had their licence renewed thanks to international pressure. But many more are still in limbo
From the growing influence of tech giants to our over-reliance on an always-on world wide web of entertainment, information and consumer options
The case of the Colston Four was a political victory that undermines democracy, says Calvin Robinson. Tthe Church should be opposing violent behaviour
Novak Djokovic faces deportation from Australia and President Macron vows clam down on the unvaccinated. But how should Christians respond?
The statue topplers were right – and now they are free, says Jonty Langley
Protestors remade God in their own image, says Ryan Diaz. But we all need to re-examine our allegiance to the Jesus of the Gospels
The ‘gay cake’ row is finally over, and a nurse sacked for wearing a cross has been vindicated. We should thank God for these victories, which should give Christians courage
In his ITV interview over the Christmas period, Justin Welby spoke with a prophetic voice, writes George Pitcher. And, in doing so, he found his moral authority
More and more people are seeking exorcisms. But what exactly does the ministry of deliverance entail? Matthew Arnold explains
Record numbers of church leaders are considering quitting. When we’re tempted to complain, here’s some things to try and avoid
As the BBC appoints Aleem Maqbool to be its new religion editor, Steve Cox issues a rallying cry to the Church to tell the story of Christ’s transforming love well
Amid growing hostility and proposed changes to the law, police have warned Indian Christians that they cannot protect them against violent attacks
The virgin birth is one of Christianity’s wildest – and most disputed claims. But was it just a case of misinterpretation?
Is Jesus’ birth really the reason for the season? Or did early Christians simply steal a much older, pagan festival and parachute Christ in? Karen Murdarasi explains
Are the public are finally tiring of politician’s lies? It’s time for Christians to stand up for integrity and honesty in public life
Six million people could lose their British citizenship under new government proposals. But God tells us to welcome others
Those in power want to clamp down on our right to peaceful protest. If it happens, it will seriously undermine our democratic freedoms
PJ Smyth has been forced to step down as the leader of a US church movement affiliated to Newfrontiers, after a report concluded he did not disclose important information about his father’s abuses. But Andrew Graystone, who wrote a book on the John Smyth case, says PJ was his father’s first and most damaged victim.
The founder of Christian mental well-being charity Kintsugi Hope, Patrick Regan, explains how he's fighting against perfectionism, anxiety and stress this Christmas
The tornados in Kentucky remind us that life is fragile. But we can still trust God, says RT Kendall
The F1 superstar handled defeat with grace and perspective, says Tim Bechervaise. As Christians, we can all learn lessons from that
If carols and nativity plays die out, so does the story that goes with it. And we can’t let that happen
The comfort of Christ is the best Christmas gift. But it comes in unexpected ways, says Tim Farron
Government ministers are occupying positions that make no sense, such as claiming that they weren’t at a party that didn’t happen, says George Pitcher
Praying for a gay Christian teenager who says they do not want to engage in sexual activity, could become a crime if some definitions of conversion therapy are adopted by the government, says the Evangelical Alliance’s Peter Lynas
Nations in Europe are establishing a dangerous precedent that allows governments to prosecute those who refuse to take certain medicines, says Graham Nicholls
Online searches for “pharmakeia” in the Bible increased almost 200 per cent increase in 2021. But why?
Michael Bublé has invested in and publicly endorsed Christian app Glorify. But what do we know of his relationship with Jesus?
We shouldn’t be taken aback that Christ is being airbrished out of Christmas, says James Mildred. But the future of Christianity is God’s business
Society is turning to religious practices to help them deal with the pressures of modern life. Christians should see this as a great opportunity
Opinions on the new Covid variant may leave us feeling anxious, angry or just plain weary. But we must do all we can to keep loving our neighbour, says Tim Farron
Changing the law will remove support for those who wish to live out the traditional Christian understanding of sexuality and marriage, says’ Andrew Bunt
Just seven per cent of the population of Africa have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The inaction of developed countries shows black lives do not matter, and will ultimately prevent us beating the virus, says Chine McDonald
The number of households on low incomes in arrears has tripled since the pandemic began. But Christians are on the front line in helping families get back in the black
Pastoral ministry is a private consensual conversation, but activists are seeking to criminalise it, says the chief executive of Christian Concern
If prayer is banned, the Christian Institute say they’ll take the Government to court.
Meet the Christians who are determined to prove that affordable fashion doesn’t have to cost the earth
The Home Office’s criticism of the Church welcoming refugees is racist and religiously illiterate, says Tim Farron
The first Harry Potter film has just turned 20 years old. But did you know one of the most important lines in the entire series is actually a quote from the Bible?
Is there really a “merry-go-round” of failed asylum seekers changing religion in order to further their appeals?
After 20 years of campaigning, which included prayer vigils and singing worship songs outside the prison, the Christian family and friends of Julius Jones are celebrating a huge answer to prayer
Should MPs have second jobs? Tim Farron gives his view
Last week, Apple removed the Bible and Quran from their Chinese app store in response to government pressure. Many have seen this as yet another restriction of religious freedom in China, but Dr Alexander Chow says such a concept never existed in the first place