2021-09-17T09:35:00+01:00By Nathanael Smith
The Netflix satire is all about freedom of speech, says Nathanael Smith
2021-09-08T08:52:00+01:00By Aaron Loose
Kanye West’s new project was streamed 775 million times in a week. Donda is a tribute to the rapper’s late mother, and examines the healing power of faith. But the album also has a much darker side, says Aaron Loose
2021-08-25T08:52:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
In a recent interview for her new Channel 4 drama, I am Danielle, Letitia Wright told journalists that her hope lay in Jesus. When dealing with the dark themes and impossible questions that this story raises, I am glad that mine does too, says Lauren Windle
2021-08-24T15:31:00+01:00By Oliver-James Campbell
The opening sentence of this book encapsulates a perception that is all too common: “This book is funny. But it is also Christian. These tend not to go together.”
2021-08-24T15:04:00+01:00By Whitney Adshead
At a time when anxiety and low self-esteem are on the rise, Katharine Hill, UK director for Care for the Family, gives the reader helpful principles for raising children in a postpandemic world. The end goal? Encouragement that young people can still become confident, resilient and secure adults.
2021-08-24T15:04:00+01:00By Andy Peck
We have all groaned at a crass spiritual point made in a sermon from something in the natural world. The title of this book may give the impression of tortuous links but its actually a brilliant book which works on many levels. Each of the 30 chapters focuses on an ...
2021-08-20T14:58:00+01:00By Ben Cohen
You can’t compare the recent slew of fallen Church leaders to brutal dictators like Gaddafi or Amin. But but look closer, says Ben Cohen, and there’s plenty for Christians to reflect on among the blood and gore
2021-08-13T09:57:00+01:00By Krish Kandiah
Benedict Cumberbatch’s new film The Courier is not just a Cold War thriller or an engaging personal story, says Krish Kandiah. It offers us a vision for friendship in the face of loneliness and provides a powerful metaphor of the Church’s role in our divided times
2021-08-12T10:36:00+01:00By Jacob Palmer
Black Widow represents a transition from one generation of heroes to the next, amid the the movie industry’s struggle to make sense of the superhero in the postmodern world, says our reviewer
2021-08-09T10:37:00+01:00By Paul Kerensa
A new stand-up/theatre hybrid show sees Anthony Noack deliver Ecclesiastes in its entirety. But does it work? Yes and no, says Paul Kerensa
2021-08-05T08:18:00+01:00By Derek Walker
Inspired by a Stephen King story, the song that Matt Redman famously said was "not that strong” was written by Hughes when he was just 19. Despite a slow start, it went on to win multiple awards and be covered by a host of famous Christian artists
2021-07-29T16:06:00+01:00By Cara Bentley
Comedian Frank Skinner is an unashamed Christian. He makes prayer sound normal and natural, and God the obvious person to talk to. So much of his theology is spot on – God’s omniscience and power to save people, his own humility in knowing he is a sinner and his conviction ...
2021-07-29T16:03:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
In life we’re often presented with straightforward instructions. ‘Mind the gap’, ‘look both ways’, or maybe more recently, ‘wear a mask’. These brief but simple directives are repeated relentlessly to make sure they really sink in. But we’re not stupid, so why are we bombarded with messaging, rather than just ...
2021-07-29T16:02:00+01:00By Roger Harper
After the runaway success of 12 Rules For Life, Canadian psychologist Jordan B. Peterson is back with…more rules. Those already familiar with Peterson’s writings will recognise these, restated here: Accept that life is difficult. Adopt personal responsibility for improving your life and others’ lives. Tell the truth. Cherish ancient religious ...
2021-07-29T16:02:00+01:00By Jane Carey
High-profile science-based scepticism about belief in a creator God has percolated into the popular consciousness in the West. But since the late 1960s empirical evidence has been stacking up from cosmology, theoretical physics and now biology, which puts a different slant on things.
2021-07-29T15:50:00+01:00By Justin Brierley
Dr Michael Brown was a drug-addicted teenager in a rock and roll band when he was converted during the Jesus People movement of 1960s America. His experiences led him to a charismatic expression of Christianity strongly connected with his Jewish roots.
2021-07-29T15:36:00+01:00By Phil Loose
The CEO of Essential Christian, which resources and inspires Christians through events such as Spring Harvest, shares the songs he is currently enjoying.
2021-07-27T13:54:00+01:00By Derek Walker
The popular Hillsong worship track has won awards and been sung by thousands across the world. Derek Walker explains how the song was born
2021-07-26T13:52:00+01:00By Tim Bechervaise
With their size, scale and recent scandals, it’s no surprise that the BBC chose to investigate Hillsong Church, says Tim Bechervaise
2021-07-22T20:41:00+01:00By Tony Cummings
From deep biblical truths to sharp social commentary, the world of Christian music has produced some heart-stopping, soul-rendering, conscience-pricking lines. Veteran music journalist Tony Cummings shares his ten favourites
2021-07-21T13:45:00+01:00By Derek Walker
’Cornerstone’ is a modern take on an old hymn, written by Reuben Morgan in the midst of a gun shooting. Derek Walker explains more
2021-07-12T14:15:00+01:00By Derek Walker
Matt Redman wrote his most popular worship song in record time. It’s enduring appeal lies in encouraging Christians to worship God in the pain of our everyday realities, says Derek Walker