Ruth Mawhinney

Ruth Mawhinney was editor of Premier Christianity until April 2014. She is now editor of Christian Today.

  • The Rise of China
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    The Rise of China

    2021-02-11T16:51:00

    China may seem like a very foreign land, but issues such as an aging rural Church and communicating the Christian faith in an increasingly materialist culture are much closer to home. 

  • Ruth Dickinson
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    First Word: Editorial

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    ‘As a young pastor, you need to be investing about a third of your time in building your national profile.’ This is a direct quote from a fairly well known British church leader. He has a book deal; he regularly appears on conference stages; he invests heavily in his online ‘presence’. He’s certainly building a kingdom. The question is: whose?

  • Ruth Dickinson
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    First Word: Middle class people should not have the monopoly on church life

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    This issue is about perception versus reality.

  • Dirty Sink
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    Happily Ever After?

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    We all know deep down that the Hollywood picture of marriage does not portray reality. But why, asks Ruth Mawhinney, do we find that so hard to admit?

  • Ruth Dickinson
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    First Word

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    With the official resignation of Pope Benedict in February following that of Rowan Williams last year, it seemed a good time for Christianity to look at the legacies of the two most high-profile church leaders of the moment.

  • Ruth Dickinson
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    First Word: The responsibility to re-educate people about Jesus lies squarely with us

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    I never cease to be amazed by the number of different arguments about who Jesus was – and how attractive some of the more outlandish ones seem to be.

  • Jimmy Mizen
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    Faith and Forgiveness

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    5 years after Jimmy Mizen was murdered in south London, his parents Barry  Five years after Jimmy Mizen was murdered in a bakery in south London, Ruth Dickinson talks to his parents Barry and Margaret about their journey of peace.

  • Ruth Dickinson
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    First Words: Editorial

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    I interviewed Barry and Margaret Mizen almost five years to the day after their 16-year-old son, Jimmy, was murdered in a bakery in south London.

  • Magazine Features

    First Words: Editorial

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    Since Maggie Ellis launched her ‘Dear Maggie’ sex advice column in Christianity in 2006, we have received many hundreds of letters about its inclusion...

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    Editorial

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    On Maundy Thursday, Pope Francis chose not to hold the customary foot-washing in one of the main churches in Rome, as is tradition, but went instead to wash the feet of some young offenders. He took the bus instead of the papal limousine, and has turned down the papal apartment (he thinks it’s too big) in favour of simpler accommodation. The list goes on.

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    First Word: the Church of awkward questions

    2014-03-05T00:00:00

    Steve Chalke is back. And he's asking awkward questions again.

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    May issue

    2014-02-05T00:00:00

    Praying for my friends and family who aren’t Christians moves me to tears almost every time I do it...

  • Cancer-News-Male
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    I was told I had cancer

    2014-02-05T00:00:00

    David Beer talks to Ruth Dickinson about what living with cancer has done for his faith.

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    Seeking Sanctuary

    2014-02-05T00:00:00

    Thousands of asylum seekers in the UK are destitute, marginalised and fear for their lives. Ruth Dickinson finds out what you can do to help the strangers on your doorstep.

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    November issue

    2014-02-05T00:00:00

    I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve looked at a book and questioned whether it actually needed to be written...

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    October issue

    2014-02-05T00:00:00

    What is your cause? What is your ‘one thing’? What is God asking you to speak up about? What does he want you to do? Dare you ask him?

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    September issue

    2014-02-05T00:00:00

    This month, when the news makes it easy to lose faith in everything, it has never felt more pertinent to cry out to God to intervene...

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    Health check

    2014-02-05T00:00:00

    Opinion is deeply divided over many issues within UK evangelicalism - not least what state it is in. As the new general director of the Evangelical Alliance takes up his role, Christianity evaluates the scene

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    February issue

    2014-02-05T00:00:00

    "The first time I went running I managed 30 seconds before dropping to my knees and begging for mercy. The second time I started crying..."

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    July issue

    2014-02-05T00:00:00

    The UK is not an easy place to convince people to be Christians. People are often suspicious, angry, or politely disinterested when discussing faith. With that in mind, we’ve put together a special issue of Christianity on evangelism. All the regular items are still here, but we’ve given over the ...

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