All Premier Christianity articles in September 2017

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    Magazine Features

    The Corbyn factor: What the Church can learn from JC

    2021-02-11T16:46:00Z

    He may have lost the last election, but Jeremy Corbyn also inspired a generation of young people to engage in politics. How did he do it, and what can the Church learn? Andrew Buttress explains

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    Regular Columnists

    Still showing up

    2017-08-25T00:00:00Z

    They are days that are consistently tinged with irritation. We generally refer to them as one of those days. You wake up with a headache to discover that the dog made a midnight snack of your new Ray-Bans, miss the bus on the way to work, and discover that your boss is actually a werewolf thinly disguised as a human being. Later in the day, you’re asked how you’re doing. You mumble, “All right, I suppose. Just having one of those days’.

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    Archive content

    Reviews

    2017-08-25T00:00:00Z

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    Archive content

    Kick-starting the end to slavery

    2017-08-25T00:00:00Z

    What does the Bible really say about slavery?  David Instone-Brewer explains

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    Interviews

    Q&A: Danielle Strickland

    2017-08-25T00:00:00Z

    Taking a fresh look at the book of Exodus made Salvation Army officer Danielle Strickland rethink what the Bible says about slavery, oppression and freedom.

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    Testimonies

    From KGB spy to church planter

    2017-08-25T00:00:00Z

    The incredible story of how Sasha Tsutserov went from staunch communist and atheist to training church planters throughout the former Soviet Union

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    Archive content

    When quitting seems like the best option

    2017-08-25T00:00:00Z

    There are moments when the work of pioneering can be fun, creative and faith-affirming. But there are other moments when I can’t help but think ‘life would be so much easier if I hadn’t done this’.

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    Magazine Features

    The forgotten generation

    2017-08-24T00:00:00Z

    The elderly are often overlooked by the Church. But running a memory café for people with dementia has led to a rebirth of Rev Steve Morris’ congregation. He explains how every church can help combat loneliness

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    Magazine Features

    If entrepreneurs ran the Church

    2017-08-24T00:00:00Z

    With UK Church attendance in steady decline, is it time for Christian leaders to take advice from people with a track record of running successful organisations? Peter Kerridge asks three Christian business people hard questions about the future of the faith

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    Magazine Features

    The course that changed my life

    2017-08-24T00:00:00Z

    From developing your prayer life to working on your marriage, when it comes to embarking on a Christian course there’s more choice than ever. Six ordinary people explain how giving up just a few hours a week dramatically changed their lives for the better

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    Magazine Features

    The Jesus People Revolution: the 60s hippies who changed the world

    2017-08-24T00:00:00Z

    It's 50 years since thousands of hippies found Christ on the beaches of California and made their way to the UK. Andrew Whitman traces their legacy

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    Magazine Features

    Wonder Women: Celebrating 100 years of female ordination

    2017-08-24T00:00:00Z

    Katie Stock looks at the rise of women in church leadership positions

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    Archive news

    People in the news

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    Mcgrath & Brand  talk God Comedian Russell Brand and Christian apologist Alister McGrath had an hour-long chat about faith on Brand’s podcast Under the Skin. The two discussed whether faith is rational and McGrath explained how he went from atheism to Christianity.   Rev to join Strictly Pop star ...

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    Feedback

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    The D Word What an amazing magazine you produce! The way you look at most issues and controversies from a variety of perspectives is unique. In the ‘The D Word’ (August), Tamala Ceasar very helpfully and skilfully explained why the Church needs to address the issue of divorce. However, ...

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    Archive news

    Free drinks for priests following fancy dress mix up

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    A group of priests in Cardiff celebrating an ordination faced an embarrassing mix-up after being confused for a stag party in fancy dress.

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    Archive news

    Is the Church too middle class?

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    Sam Hailes looks at whether Christians are in danger of neglecting the poor

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    Archive content

    Released pastor speaks of ordeal in North Korean labour camps

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    A former pastor of one of Canada’s largest churches has been released after spending two years in forced labour camps and prisons in North Korea.

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    Archive news

    Shop removes ‘Send me nudes’ sign following Christian-led campaign

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    A teen clothing shop in Kent has taken down its neon sign that referenced nude selfies, after a Christian youth worker petitioned for its removal.

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    The God who calls us

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    I am about to embark on a bewildering journey. I’ve handed my notice into our editor, Justin Brierley and am slowly declining meeting invitations.

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    Archive news

    ‘Life-saving Bible’ featured on Royal Mail stamp

    2017-08-23T00:00:00Z

    It comes as part of a set of stamps marking the centenary of each year of the First World War.Private Lemuel Thomas Rees was hit by an exploding German shell during the Battle of Passchendaele. A small Bible that he kept in his breast pocket saved his life.After spending four ...