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2021-11-29T11:01:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
John Mark Comer’s teaching gift is unquestioned. His previous book The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry (Hodder & Stoughton) was written pre-Covid but became a Christian bestseller throughout the pandemic months, as the lockdowns prompted reflection on how over-busy many of our lives had become. Before that, Garden City helped a ...
2021-11-26T16:41:00+00:00By Jeff Lucas
A couple of weeks ago, two nice chaps stopped by our home and promptly set fire to it. Which was rude.
2021-11-26T16:13:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
Chris Llewellyn remembers cringing backstage as bandmate Gareth was sent out to give a ‘gospel appeal’. But what happened next took everyone by surprise…
2021-11-26T15:36:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The church planter explains why reaching the forgotten places of the UK has resulted in him giving up alcohol, and cancelling Sunday services
2021-11-26T12:22:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The Global Mercy will offer lifesaving surgery to some of the world’s poorest communities and state of the art training for underprivileged doctors. And it’s doing it in the name of Jesus
2021-11-26T10:30:00+00:00By Jonathan Sarfati PhD, Creation Ministries International
Following David Instone Brewer’s column which presented evidence for why the flood could have been local, Jonathan Sarfati shares an alternative perspective
2021-11-26T09:38:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
When I walked into Liverpool Cathedral a few weeks ago, I audibly gasped. Stepping inside the magnificent building, I was taken aback by its awesomeness. Built between 1904 and 1978, it is the largest cathedral in Britain and the eighth largest church in the world.
2021-11-25T13:35:00+00:00By Tim Farron MP
The Home Office’s criticism of the Church welcoming refugees is racist and religiously illiterate, says Tim Farron
2021-11-19T15:31:00+00:00By Tim Farron MP
Should MPs have second jobs? Tim Farron gives his view
2021-11-18T10:01:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
Those who believe the nation needs to hear a strong gospel message about repentance and faith in Jesus are excited to welcome the evangelist. But others aren’t so sure…
2021-11-04T13:34:00+00:00By Chris Goswami
Christians need compassion when debating assisted dying. But legalising it sets us on a slippery slope, says Chris Goswami
2021-11-03T09:11:00+00:00By Tim Farron MP
“If your objection to the notion of original sin is that you think humanity is basically good, then I admire your optimism but I doubt that you’ve ever stepped outside your own front door,” says Tim Farron MP
2021-11-02T10:00:00+00:00By Tim Farron MP
The pandemic has shone a spotlight on churches and Christian charities working hard to be Christ’s hands and feet across the UK. Tim Farron says governments, and ordinary people, are noticing
2021-10-28T10:00:00+01:00By David Instone-Brewer
It might be commonly taught, but Augustine's concept of original sin doesn't have scriptural support, argues David Instone-Brewer
2021-10-25T14:33:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
When she stepped in to deliver the Scottish budget with just two hours’ notice, Kate Forbes was thrust into the political spotlight
2021-10-25T13:07:00+01:00By Jeff Lucas
Want to confuse Jeff Lucas? Just offer him six different options for how he’d like his eggs done
2021-10-25T12:33:00+01:00By Lois Tverberg
The biblical writers instructed us to believe in the name of Jesus. But what does that mean? Lois Tverberg explains
2021-10-25T11:49:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
Growing up in Northern Ireland, the effects of Christian disunity were everywhere, remembers Rend Collective’s Chris Llewellyn
2021-10-25T10:01:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Those of us who are raising boys have a responsibility to nurture men who will stand up for women, says Chine McDonald
2021-10-20T11:51:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
The news that Hillsong United and Chris Tomlin will offer special VIP passes for their worship tour has sparked a debate about Christian music, celebrity and finance. Some have argued the selling of VIP tickets for Christian events is morally wrong, but the Rend Collective frontman Chris Llewellyn sees things differently
2021-10-15T10:41:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Christian MP Tim Farron shares his view…
2021-10-01T09:43:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
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
2021-09-27T16:07:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
This quintessentially British podcast is worth your time
2021-09-27T16:05:00+01:00By David Instone-Brewer
Each of these words describe an important way that God relates to us. But the third one is the most special
2021-09-27T13:29:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Don’t miss Claud Jackson’s inspiring testimony
2021-09-27T12:21:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Chine McDonald explains why she changed her mind on climate change
2021-09-27T12:06:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Joshua Sutcliffe has lost his job twice, and been caught up in media storms over his Christian views on sexuality, gender and other religions
2021-09-24T08:12:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Ofcom say insults like ’snowflake’ and ‘gammon’ cause more offence than swearing. MP Tim Farron asks, what’s the Christian response?
2021-09-14T14:36:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The pop star sold more than 10 million records while in the boy band JLS. But he gave it all up to become a farmer and Songs of Praise presenter. Sam Hailes finds out why
2021-09-13T10:38:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Whatever you think of the original war, the way we pulled out was wrong, says Tim Farron MP
2021-09-03T10:42:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
As Beyonce turns 40 years old this weekend, Chine McDonald explains why the singer is so inspirational
The singer/songwriter is the daughter of Delirious? frontman, Martin Smith, and a worship leader and youth pastor based in Brighton, UK
2021-08-24T15:30:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
Our first-ever music video had just gone live.
2021-08-24T15:02:00+01:00By Jeff Lucas
I stood outside the shop, nervous about stepping over the threshold. I’d never been in an establishment like this before. Pushing open the door, a troubling ‘ding’ announced my arrival, but my anxiety was quickly calmed by the reassuring smile from the lady behind the counter. “How can I help ...
2021-08-24T14:49:00+01:00By Lois Tverberg
Giving extravagant presents to rulers of nations is a custom which dates back thousands of years, and continues to this day. Lois Tverberg unpacks what it tells us about Christ and his kingdom
2021-08-24T09:05:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
EXCLUSIVE: As J-Hud portrays the Queen of Soul on the big screen, she opens up about faith, music and the meaning of grace
2021-08-24T08:40:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
There was a moment during the BBC Storyville documentary on Hillsong Church that I broke down and wept. It wasn’t a quiet type of crying – the type where you can easily wipe away a tear – but a cry that roared from somewhere from deep within me. A broken ...
2021-08-02T14:42:00+01:00By RT Kendall
Following Jesus means walking a narrow road, filled with difficulty and suffering. But we persevere because of the promise of heaven, says RT Kendall
2021-07-29T15:18:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
‘Hope deals the hardest blows’.
2021-07-29T14:13:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The Mayor of Bristol tells Sam Hailes how the parable of the talents is inspiring him to fight poverty, and why he no longer views doubt as a dirty word
2021-07-29T10:36:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
God calls us to rest in him, not run ourselves into the ground, says Chris Llewellyn
2021-07-26T13:33:00+01:00By Sarah Lumgair
The Christian apologist Hatun Tash was stabbed at Speaker’s Corner yesterday. Tash is a former Muslim and an outspoken critic of Islam. In the following column, originally published in February, Sarah Lumgair explains how Hatun’s life has been threatened on numerous occasions
2021-07-13T18:26:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Tim Farron MP explains why he believes we should continue to wear masks - even after July 19
2021-07-13T09:29:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
For those who thought the fight against racism in football was over, the behaviour of some England fans after the Euro 2020 final has proved it is not. Being anti-racist is not a side-issue for Christians, says Tim Farron, it lies at the heart of our beliefs
2021-07-06T16:14:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Following yesterday’s House of Commons debate on the divisive issue of abortion, Tim Farron MP says we need to remember the humanity of all involved
2021-06-30T14:42:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Saint Augustine (AD354-430) is one of the most influential Christian thinkers of all time. Even if you’ve never read him, you’ve almost certainly heard modern preachers quote him – the most famous example being: “You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest ...
2021-06-30T12:54:00+01:00By Jeff Lucas
It happened during an evening spent in the home of a family from our church. Craig and Andrea are missionaries serving on the campus of Colorado State University. Their commitment is impressive, their home often crammed full of students. Their daughter, Zoe, is a little lady with a big smile, ...
2021-06-30T11:53:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn, Rend Collective
I like Starbucks. I like the way I can be on literally any street, in any major city on planet Earth and know that there is a ready supply of reliably average coffee and baked goods just around the corner.
2021-06-29T15:21:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
A few years ago, I went on a trip to Israel-Palestine with Christian Aid. I arrived at a mobile clinic where the other journalists and I were surrounded by young Palestinian children who excitedly practised their English on us and asked questions about SpongeBob SquarePants. After spending some time speaking ...
2021-06-29T09:54:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
The Bishop of St David’s ‘Never trust a Tory’ tweet has re-ignited a debate about the ‘politicisation’ of the clergy. But church leaders should not be muted when it comes to public life, argues Tim Farron. They should speak graciously, but they should speak
2021-06-24T11:17:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
The US President could be denied communion in the Catholic church because of his liberal stance on abortion. The story raises important questions about which issues Christians should divide over, says Chris Goswami
2021-06-23T11:01:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Our post-Covid world may never be the same, says Tim Farron
2021-06-18T13:57:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Following the success of the vaccine role out, it’s time for churches to open up the doors and let the music play, says Sam Hailes
2021-06-17T14:17:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
We’re all frustrated by the delay to easing lockdown, says Tim Farron MP. But it’s how we respond that sets us apart as Christians
2021-06-09T10:29:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Politicians need to know what their Christian constituents think as they debate foreign aid cuts, says Tim Farron MP
2021-05-27T06:58:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Rend Collective’s rise to prominence has been swift. When I first met the band in 2011, shortly after the release of their debut album Organic Family Hymnal, the Irish folk collective were playing to a modest crowd in a small church. They’ve since moved to America, toured massive venues and ...
2021-05-25T16:09:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Following the shooting of Black Lives Matter activist Sasha Johnson, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron urges Christians to lead the way in modelling what it means to disagree well
2021-05-25T10:10:00+01:00By Sarah Lumgair
Habo looked down, deep in thought. I’d just asked her what the most important thing is that Christians should know about Muslims. I waited, knowing I had much to learn from this gentle woman who had endured decades of suffering for the gospel.
2021-05-25T10:05:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
This 113-minute feature film is controversial from the outset. Even the opening words which appear on the screen – “inspired by historical events” – will likely cause upset.
2021-05-25T09:22:00+01:00By Jeff Lucas
I only met him once, and it was a brief encounter. Prince Philip visited my youth club when I was ten years old. The preparations were intense. A bathroom was refurbished for his exclusive use. Regrettably, the royal bladder was resilient and he did not make use of the gleaming ...
2021-05-25T08:25:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Today marks one year since George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis
2021-05-19T09:35:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
We might not all agree on the politics, but we should all cry out to God for peace in the Middle East
2021-05-12T08:35:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Tim Farron MP reflects on the results of last week’s elections
2021-05-04T13:52:00+01:00By Chris Llewellyn
I used to sneer at ‘mindfulness’. As a Christian, I thought I was automatically an expert when it comes to the interior, ‘spiritual’ life and there was nothing I could learn about it from the secular world.
2021-05-04T13:50:00+01:00By NT Wright
God’s ‘impassibility’ means that God doesn’t experience emotions the way humans do. It comes from the Latin ‘passio’, which is about suffering. Suffering can be seen either in terms of ‘this is very painful’, or in a more technical way – the idea that something is being done to me. ...
2021-04-29T19:34:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
12 months on from the tragic death of George Floyd, have church leaders kept their promises?
2021-04-29T09:59:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
The modern-day Areopagus is increasingly providing Christians with spiritual content and is an ideal platform for evangelism and debate, says Chris Goswami
2021-04-28T16:19:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The Archbishop of York says he wants to bring evangelistic renewal to the Church of England
2021-04-28T10:59:00+01:00By Lois Tverberg
Lois Tverberg unlocks a Jewish idiom that Jesus used, but many of his followers have scratched their heads about
2021-04-28T10:26:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Like many American evangelicals, Todd Morehead believes the return of the Jews to the land of Israel, and the creation of the modern state in 1948 is a fulfilment of Old Testament prophecy (Ezekiel 37; Amos 9:14-15; Isaiah 66:8, etc). Debates rage over the correct interpretation of those biblical passages, ...
2021-04-28T10:10:00+01:00By Jeff Lucas
Our doorbell rang, the welcome announcement that our weekly grocery delivery was arriving on time. A rather jolly chap in a fluorescent yellow tabard (and matching mask, which made him very seeable in the dark) hauled in trays laden with our supplies. The ability to order online and avoid the ...
2021-04-14T11:57:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
Integrity is important for us all – but especially for those in positions of leadership, says Tim Farron MP
2021-04-01T07:57:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
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.
2021-03-29T15:08:00+01:00By NT Wright
Ahead of Pentecost Sunday, one of the world's leading New Testament scholars, Tom Wright, gives his view on the gift of tongues
2021-03-29T15:07:00+01:00By NT Wright
Q) Is it our Christian duty to always vote in elections, or is it OK to abstain if you don’t feel able to back either candidate?
2021-03-25T14:29:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The British actor opens up about his faith, his doubts and why handling critical reviews is so tricky for him
2021-03-25T12:53:00+00:00By Jeff Lucas
It happened at the end of one of the ten-day trips that Kay and I lead to the Holy Land. We’d all had a wonderful time; there is something special about being in the place where the big story of God unfolded. When you stop by Jesus’ adopted home town, ...
2021-03-25T12:49:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
There aren’t many Christian bands who have enjoyed a successful career outside of Church circles. And for those who do ‘make it’ in the mainstream, it’s a hard line to walk. Talk about your faith, but don’t be preachy. Be in the world, but not of it. Reach people, but ...
2021-03-25T12:34:00+00:00By David Instone-Brewer
One evening, my wife was reading out the recycling rules and said: “Why not do it right now?” Feeling somewhat aggrieved, I asserted (rather too loudly) that I had already been doing it right, but she cut me off. “No,” she said. “Why not do it right now – the ...
2021-03-25T12:24:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn
Even before I was a follower of Jesus, I would rattle off the Lord’s Prayer. Emanating from our school assemblies, the sound could be described as ‘reluctant unison’. There was a sleepy and contented cadence to it, which perfectly matched my 9am energy levels.
2021-03-22T10:55:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn
The Rend Collective frontman is reimagining his approach
2021-03-09T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The interview of the year was aired on British television last night. Our editor was among the millions who watched
2021-03-08T00:00:00+00:00By Chris Goswami
There are hundreds of commands in the Bible – Chris Goswami unpacks five crucial instructions Christians are given, and challenges us to keep them all in balance
2021-02-22T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The songwriter says it's time to kill our "obsession with excellence"
2021-02-01T00:00:00+00:00By Tim Farron MP
Tim Farron reflects on the 'fake news' legacy that Trump leaves, and the alarming trend within our own nation of not caring what the truth is anymore…
2021-01-28T00:00:00+00:00By RT Kendall
Last year, a significant number of well-known and respected Christian leaders in the USA prophesied Donald Trump would be re-elected President. The fact that so many got it wrong has left the American charismatic movement reeling. In teaching on the prophetic gift, RT Kendall says much more caution is required, before any Christian can utter the words "Thus saith the Lord…"
2020-10-30T00:00:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
Comic Relief’s brave decision to no longer send celebrities to African nations as part of its fundraising appeals is a welcome move, and will hopefully go some way towards dispelling the myths that exist around Africa, says Chine Mcdonald
2020-10-09T00:00:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
Chris Goswami unpacks the stats that show volunteering among non-faith groups was up considerably during lockdown. He asks: can Christians continue the momentum set by wider society and keep giving generously through this pandemic?
2020-10-07T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes analyses the offensive message of grace contained in LANY’s new song ‘I still talk to Jesus’
2020-09-29T00:00:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
It might appear contradictory, misguided or wrong to some Christians on this side of the Atlantic, but the majority of our brothers and sisters in the US will likely back President Trump again. Chris Goswami explains why
2020-09-04T00:00:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
With rumours circulating that the Government is considering cutting the UK's foreign aid budget to pay for some of the domestic debt incurred by the coronavirus crisis, the former Liberal Democrat leader asks: “Are we really ok with nicking from someone’s begging bowl in order to pay the restaurant bill?”
2020-08-17T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The Bethel-based worship leader Sean Feucht believes the US Government is "silencing the faithful". Sam Hailes responds
2020-06-29T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Our editor Sam Hailes introduces the new cover of Premier Christianity magazine
2020-06-29T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Church leader Eric Gaudion endured one of the most painful conditions known to humanity for 22 years. He was admitted to hospital more than 100 times and went through 30 surgeries before a groundbreaking transplant gave him his life back
2020-06-16T00:00:00+01:00By Jeff Lucas
This photo is a picture of grace, says Jeff Lucas
2020-06-01T00:00:00+01:00By Tim Farron MP
The former Liberal Democrat leader explains why lockdown is full of opportunities, and not just threats
2020-05-22T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The British Bible teacher David Pawson has died aged 90 after a battle with bone cancer and a mild form of Parkinson's disease. Sam Hailes remembers him
2020-05-04T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
'The UK Blessing' video is set to reach one million views within 48 hours of being released. Tim Hughes, one of the worship leaders behind the project, speaks to Sam Hailes about the unexpected viral sensation
2020-04-07T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Don't miss this gripping new film which puts a modern day twist on the Easter story, says Sam Hailes
2020-03-26T00:00:00+00:00By Justin Brierley
NT Wright, one of the world's leading New Testament scholars, tells Justin Brierley how Christians have responded to pandemics in the past
2020-03-17T00:00:00+00:00By Chine McDonald
Chine McDonald explains how the coronavirus has led to a deeper level of connection and community among her neighbours
2020-03-12T00:00:00+00:00By Chris Goswami
It’s tempting to think that God will protect you from the worst tragedies in life. But that isn't what God has promised, says Chris Goswami. The promise is that God will hold on to you whatever life throws at you
2020-02-26T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The founder of L’Arche was widely regarded as a hero, and often dubbed a ‘living saint’ for his work among the disabled. Now, almost a year after his death, it’s emerged Jean Vanier sexually abused six women. Our editor Sam Hailes reflects on the news
2020-02-20T00:00:00+00:00By RT Kendall
RT Kendall explains why God’s opinion is the only one that matter
2020-01-24T00:00:00+00:00By Chris Goswami
Chris Goswami highlights the ways in which technology is shaping Christianity in 2020 and beyond
2020-01-22T00:00:00+00:00By Chris Llewellyn
In his latest column, Rend Collective's Chris Llewellyn explains what answering phones taught him about God's word
2020-01-22T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
Nona Jones was riding high in her career when God told her to quit her job. Minutes after handing in her notice, Facebook called. Today she’s the company’s head of faith-based partnerships and on first-name terms with Mark Zuckerberg. She spoke with Sam Hailes about overcoming childhood trauma, how untamed ambition can be dangerous and why she’s resisting letting her kids own mobile phones
2019-11-27T00:00:00+00:00By Chris Goswami
Are you blindsided by Brexit? Perplexed by politics? Or just fed up with the same old promises and political slogans? Chris Goswami is on hand to help
2019-11-21T00:00:00+00:00By David Instone-Brewer
Christian Rugby player Israel Folau sparked outrage recently for linking Australia's bushfires to the nation’s liberalisation of marriage and abortion laws. Theologian David Instone-Brewer investigates whether natural disasters are ever God's punishment for sin
2019-10-28T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
Despite releasing an album which gives God all the glory, Kanye West has said Christians are the first ones to judge his sincerity. Sam Hailes gives his view on what's been dubbed the biggest Christian album of all time
2019-10-21T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The Australian pastor and star of the This Cultural Moment podcast explains why he believes the "highly individualised life script of secularism" is destroying itself
2019-09-26T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The BBC's political editor has called Parliament a place of "fear and loathing", reporting that MPs' "jaws dropped" as Boris Johnson "ramped up the rhetoric" last night. Most are agreed the country is divided. But Mark Sayers has a different perspective, as Sam Hailes reports
2019-09-20T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
As his long-running Premier Christianity column draws to a close, Rob Parsons chats about his ministry with Care for the Family, the disruptive nature of technology and the power of vulnerability
2019-08-19T00:00:00+01:00By RT Kendall
Christians have taken sides for too long. Either we’ve pursued strong biblical teaching, or we’ve gone after an experience of God’s presence. It’s time to end the war, says RT Kendall
2019-08-14T00:00:00+01:00By Jeff Lucas
The Family has been billed as an expose of a "secret Christian organisation" who are "hiding in plain sight". But Jeff Lucas says the truth is far less exciting
2019-08-07T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Two recently launched Instagram accounts have shone the spotlight on well known Christians who have a taste for the finer things in life. What should we make of the preachers who are wearing items worth tens of thousands of pounds? Sam Hailes gives his view
2019-07-23T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes considers the place of moral character when choosing political leaders
2019-07-17T00:00:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
After Ben Stokes' violent behaviour was caught on camera two years ago, many viewed him as a villain. But now, having led the English cricket team to victory at the weekend, it seems he's become a national hero. Chris Goswami asks, 'Is this what redemption looks like?'
2019-07-17T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The politician tells Sam Hailes how the “trials and tribulations” he experienced while leading the Liberal Democrats have enabled him to be more open about his faith. He also explains how reading books on prophecy and apologetics played a key part in his decision to become a Christian
2019-06-25T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes quizzes the veteran Christian campaigner on life issues, homosexuality and church unity
2019-06-24T00:00:00+01:00By RT Kendall
It's 70 years since the Hebrides Revival took place. RT Kendall reflects on what lessons today's Church might learn from what took place
2019-06-20T00:00:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
Steve Chalke's controversial new book The Lost Message of Paul is released today and argues that Christians have misunderstood the crux of the New Testament message. Chris Goswami reviews it
2019-06-03T00:00:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
The radio and TV personality Chris Evans says God told him to start running. But is it really possible to hear the audible voice of God? Yes, says Chris Goswami. It happened to him too...
2019-05-24T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The gospel choir who took the royal wedding by storm is currently touring the UK. Sam Hailes reviews their show at the Royal Albert Hall
2019-05-04T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes pays tribute to the author, blogger and progressive firebrand Rachel Held Evans, who passed away today
2019-04-23T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The founder of Christian Concern believes the Church has failed to stand up for gospel truth. She tells Sam Hailes why neither criticism nor cancer has stopped her from speaking out on everything from Islamic extremism to abortion.
2019-04-17T00:00:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
It's surprisingly difficult to answer the question: "How it is that Jesus dying on a cross opens up a relationship with God?" In fact, the Church has grappled with various atonement theories for centuries. Chris Goswami explains what the major issues are, and why it matters
2019-04-03T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The former Delirious? frontman is gearing up to launch his first studio album in six years. Having attended the exclusive listening party in London where Smith played the album from beginning to end, Sam Hailes explains why it could be the worship leader’s strongest offering to date
2019-04-02T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
In a new BBC TV series, eight celebrities walk an ancient Christian path toward Rome. Having viewed the first episode and met some of the participants, Sam Hailes explains why this entertaining piece of television is worth your time
2019-03-18T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
I Kissed Dating Goodbye changed the way a generation of Christians thought about sex, relationships and purity. But two decades on, intense criticism has led Joshua Harris to pulp his bestselling book and issue an apology
2019-03-18T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
A new generation is re-thinking what they've been told about Christianity, the Bible and what it means to be a follower of Jesus. They argue a 'new reformation' is taking place as they voice their doubts and embrace a process known as theological deconstruction. Those who have walked this road say it's a life-giving and ultimately faith-affirming process, but others are sceptical. Sam Hailes investigates
2019-02-19T00:00:00+00:00By RT Kendall
Author and speaker RT Kendall describes the life of Paul Cain (1929-2019); a man who, according to Kendall, had extraordinary gifts but whose moral failings meant he didn't end the race well
2019-01-29T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
According to a new Bible Society survey, young Christians are failing to regularly engage with the scriptures. Sam Hailes responds
2019-01-21T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
Francis Chan left his thriving US megachurch, turned his back on the fame that ministry had brought him and moved his family to a developing country. But whatever you do, don’t call him a radical
2018-12-20T00:00:00+00:00By Chris Goswami
With so many voices competing for our attention over the past 12 months, Chris Goswami summarises what we've heard and makes suggestions on who we should be listening to
2018-12-20T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes shares his favourite features
2018-12-13T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The former missionary explains why he’s produced a somewhat controversial new translation of the Bible called The Passion
2018-12-10T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
In a rare interview, the straight-talking missionary challenges the Church to stop living vicariously through her, and get on with the job
2018-11-07T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The American megachurch pastor made a big announcement yesterday. But the initial reaction hasn’t been great
2018-10-17T00:00:00+01:00By Chris Goswami
In a live debate for the Unbelievable? show, international Christian speaker Sean McDowell and atheist blogger Hemant Mehta question what it would take for the other to change his position on faith
2018-09-20T00:00:00+01:00By RT Kendall
The popular author and speaker explains why every Christian should seek notoriety among angels and demons
2018-09-20T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
What began as a single Sydney congregation is now a global church famous for producing some of Christendom’s best-known worship songs. As Hillsong gears up to plant yet more congregations across the UK, we take a peek behind the scenes of this pioneering megachurch
2018-09-14T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes reviews a new film which has been written and directed by a former Jehovah's Witness
2018-09-10T00:00:00+01:00By Chine McDonald
Last month, the popular preacher and founder of Grace To You ministries John MacArthur wrote a blog post called "Social Injustice to the Gospel". In the piece he claimed the "detour in quest of 'social justice'" was "the most subtle and dangerous threat" to the gospel. Now, MacArthur has joined over 6,000 other pastors and leaders in signing a controversial statement on the subject. Chine McDonald from Christian Aid responds to the news