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
2021-09-06T16:34:00+01:00By Tony Cummings
A series of ‘delightfully informal’ Christian gatherings are having a profound effect in Crewe
2021-08-25T14:03:00+01:00By Professor Nick Megoran
Earlier this year, the British parliament declared that China is committing genocide against the Uyghur people. The list of abuses includes the imprisonment of over a million people in sinister ‘re-education camps.’
2021-08-24T16:15:00+01:00By Libby Littlewood
During her teenage years Libby Littlewood pleaded with God to make her ‘feel like a girl’. With her prayers seemingly unanswered, she transitioned to live as a man aged 17, before being convicted by God to de-transition in her early twenties. Here’s her story in full
Charmaine Yip shares her remarkable testimony of healing, salvation and what inspired her to write an award-winning sermon
2021-08-24T14:51:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
Dr Mohammed Johnson was pastoring a successful church in Luton when he was arrested for fraudulently claiming £150,000 in gift aid. It was the start of a nightmare that would ultimately end with him being sentenced to four years in a maximum security prison
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
2021-08-19T16:15:00+01:00By Daniel Hamlin
Daniel Hamlin explains what an awkward moment on a first date taught him about sacrifice and obedience
2021-08-10T12:41:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Since winning The X Factor in 2008 Alexandra Burke has released hit singles, starred in Strictly Come Dancing and taken her talents to the West End. As theatres re-open after an 18 month hiatus, it seems her Christian faith is as strong as ever
2021-08-09T13:01:00+01:00By Mandy Gill
Due to a traumatic childhood, noise has always made Mandy Gill anxious. But, as a Christian, she is learning that true peace comes not from the home we live in, or the quiet around us, but from somewhere else
The co-founder of Mumsnet shares her insights on faith, leadership and work-life balance
2021-07-30T08:45:00+01:00By Paul Kerensa
After receiving their gold medals at Tokyo 2020, the Fijian Rugby team sang, “We have overcome, by the blood of the lamb”. Paul Kerensa reports
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
2021-07-29T13:22:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Simone Biles’ Christian faith has seen her through the highs of sporting success and the lows of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. And they’ll see her through this too, says Lauren Windle
2021-07-27T16:18:00+01:00By Megan Wilkie
The number of children being educated at home has risen by 75% this academic year, with "Covid anxiety" being listed among the reasons. Megan Wilkie, who recently took her daughter out of school, tells us about the highs and lows of being a Christian home educator
2021-06-30T19:54:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
There is an honesty about Christine Caine that is rare in high-profile leaders. When the bestselling author, internationally acclaimed speaker and leader of multiple international organisations appears on our morning Zoom call, she is straight off the treadmill, laughing and apologising for her appearance in a sorry-not-sorry way that epitomises ...
2021-06-24T10:38:00+01:00By Carleton Raisbeck
In the week that MPs said white working class pupils have been failed by decades of neglect in England’s education system, Carleton Raisbeck, 29, shares his story: from drugs, eating disorders and hopelessness to a new life in Christ
2021-06-21T12:26:00+01:00By Anne Beverley
When Rev Anne Beverley started making TikTok vidoes for the seven young people in her church, she did not expect to become an internet sensation
2021-06-15T09:20:00+01:00By Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)
There are thousands of people worldwide who have been ‘disappeared’ for their beliefs – or because of the action their faith inspires them to take.
2021-06-09T12:06:00+01:00By Becky Murray
Becky Murray’s sexual assault led her to question God’s calling on her life, until she met a nine-year-old girl who made her reconsider
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 ...
2021-05-25T13:59:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
The CEO of Mercy UK explains how miraculous financial provision has allowed them to run a residential home for vulnerable young women
2021-05-25T13:45:00+01:00By Ruth Jackson
A leading expert in Artificial Intelligence talks about her faith journey, life-saving technology and being a woman in science.
2021-05-25T13:17:00+01:00By Caroline Pattenden
When Jo Cordell’s health failed, she felt like her body had become her enemy. Here she shares how God met her in the midst of her pain
Following the tragic death of his son, Robin Crow began an unexpected journey towards faith
2021-04-29T19:22:00+01:00By Cassandra Maria
Following the death of his father, the grime artist and author opens up about faith and doubt
2021-04-29T09:54:00+01:00By Emma Fowle
An estimated 127,000 weddings were cancelled last year, as couples chose to postpone their nuptials in the face of ever-tightening Covid-19 restrictions. But speaking ahead of National Marriage Week, Charlie and Emily explain how their Christian faith inspired them to go ahead with their special day
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
For the Epsom-based GP Clare DiPlacito, dealing with other people’s pain and suffering was her job. But when the weight of the past year began to be too much to bear, it drove her to seek solace in God
2021-04-28T10:16:00+01:00By Simon Pinchbeck
At the height of football hooliganism, Simon Pinchbeck was a police officer on terraces of North London, literally fighting for a living. But he soon found himself crossing the line into a life of violent crime. He explains how God turned his life around
2021-04-27T08:16:00+01:00By Hasna Khatun
Hasna Khatun explains how the faithful witness of a Jewish Christian friend and a dramatic encounter with God led to her conversion
2021-04-16T15:30:00+01:00By Aniek Woodward
24-year-old business owner Josh Parker wanted to help the national effort to stop the virus, but he didn’t know how. So he asked God. Within weeks, an unexpected phone call led to him partnering with the NHS to deliver 2 million PPE gowns
2021-04-14T15:11:00+01:00By Gerard Crozier
Gerard Crozier’s religious experience was so unexpected and life-altering that three years on, he’s still processing the strange events which happened to him
Emmy from Nottingham explains how she became a Christian during Alpha Online last year
2021-03-29T15:12:00+01:00By Rachel Matthews
The five-time world record holder, reigning world champion (London 2017 long jump), model and broadcaster shares her remarkable testimony
2021-03-28T10:36:00+01:00By Ruth Jackson
The multi-award-wining musical theatre superstar with millions of social media followers talks to Ruth Jackson about Hamiliton, pregnancy and clinging to God through tough times
2021-03-28T10:35:00+01:00By Marcus Jones
One of the most recognisable faces on television talks to us about his faith, handling criticism and what makes a person remarkable
2021-03-26T11:48:00+00:00By Cindy Kent MBE
As Sir Cliff turns 80 years young, he explains how God gave him the strength to forgive those who accused him of sexual assault
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
Sara Flanner explains how Jesus transformed her life during lockdown
2021-03-24T16:21:00+00:00By Liz Dodd
Pastor Raymond Koh was violently abducted in Malaysia four years ago and hasn’t been seen since. His wife Susannah Koh believes the police were complicit and is leading the campaign for his release
2021-02-22T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The songwriter says it's time to kill our "obsession with excellence"
Dave Meek explains how an encounter with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) helped turn his life around
2021-01-25T00:00:00+00:00By Matt Redman
In looking at the Church's music, Matt Redman wonders if we’re in danger of overlooking an integral part of God’s character
Former Muslim Dee explains how a Christian friend’s prayers and a supernatural encounter with Christ turned her life around
2020-12-14T00:00:00+00:00By John and Dana Hanley
John and Dana Hanley share their deeply personal reflections following the death of their toddler, Mattias
2020-11-23T00:00:00+00:00By Megan Cornwell
The writer of this year’s biggest worship song speaks to Megan Cornwell
2020-10-26T00:00:00+00:00By Ruth Jackson
A prophetic word at Soul Survivor inspired the then-teenage Gemma Hunt to pursue a career in the media. She has gone on to front CBeebies’ Swashbuckle, BBC One’s Songs of Praise and even the Alpha film series
2020-09-23T00:00:00+01:00By Muyiwa Olarewaju
Life hasn’t always been rosy for the larger-than-life celebrity. Steve Harvey says his rags to riches story can only be understood through the eyes of faith
Mary Ngatia suffered emotional, spiritual and sexual abuse at the hands of Jesus Army members. Years later she discovered a God able to heal and help her begin a journey towards forgiveness
2020-08-26T00:00:00+01:00By Rachel Matthews
Max Lucado talks to Rachel Matthews about what he believes God is up to during this challenging season
2020-07-29T00:00:00+01:00By Megan Cornwell
Mo Timbo left a life of crime and violence to become a powerful evangelist for Jesus
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
2020-06-29T00:00:00+01:00By Justin Brierley
Renowned geneticist Dr Francis Collins recently won the Templeton Prize for his work reconciling science and faith. Now he faces a new challenge – defeating Covid-19
2020-03-20T00:00:00+00:00By Jessica Lester
Known as ‘Napalm Girl’, Kim Phuc is recognised globally as the nine-year-old running from a napalm attack during the Vietnam War. The image was recently voted the most iconic photo of all time. Kim explains why practising forgiveness can be transformational
Ashley Nixon was on a self-destructive trajectory when he encountered God in the corridor of a prison
2020-02-20T00:00:00+00:00By Tim Wyatt
The founder of the Passion student movement reflects on changed lives, purpose in suffering and why he’s no longer relevant
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
2019-12-13T00:00:00+00:00By Megan Cornwell
Megan Cornwell meets the inspiring evangelist
2019-11-21T00:00:00+00:00By Cara Bentley
Don’t blame politicians for the spiritual state of the country; it’s the job of Christians to share the good news, says the Brexit Party MEP
Jesus wasn’t on Jodi Jackson’s radar until she was invited to a Christian alternative to Halloween. Two years later, she can’t stop praying
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
2019-09-20T00:00:00+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 Marcus Jones
When his wife died just three days after being diagnosed with leukaemia, Simon Thomas had to tell the couple’s eight-year-old son. Here, he reflects on how the reassurance that death is not the end has enabled him to endure the hardest of trials
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
2019-05-21T00:00:00+01:00By Megan Cornwell
In this wide-ranging conversation with Megan Cornwell, The Bishop of Gloucester unpacks her views on women in leadership and interpreting the Bible for today
Antoinette Mushimiyimana was just eleven when war erupted in her home country of Rwanda. On the 25th anniversary of the genocide she shares her journey from survival and suffering to forgiveness.
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.
2019-03-18T00:00:00+00:00By Megan Cornwell
Michelle Diskin Bates explains how her faith sustained her during the most challenging years of her life and why she’s passionate about reforming the justice system
2019-02-21T00:00:00+00:00By Justin Brierley
Justin Brierley meets the Archbishop of Canterbury
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
2018-12-10T00:00:00+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
2018-11-21T00:00:00+00:00By Cole Moreton
The exuberant preacher who turned the royal wedding upside down talks about politics, the power of love and what it was like to become famous in a day
Amy Butterworth was content with life, and from the outside seemed to have it all. But a seemingly trivial decision to attend a carol service last Christmas changed her life forever
2018-10-24T00:00:00+01:00By Claire Musters
Francine Rivers is one of our generation’s most successful writers of Christian fiction. In this rare interview, she explains how she moved from writing steamy romance novels to faith-based titles
2018-10-04T00:00:00+01:00By Megan Cornwell
Tracey experienced decades of horrific sexual and physical abuse that left her with severe internal injuries. She shares her remarkable story of discovering God’s grace and finding healing
Sephton Henry shares his amazing story from gang violence to a life of love
2018-08-22T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
The popular speaker, youth worker and campaigner also known as the 'God Sex Lady' tells Sam Hailes why courage is more important than confidence
After many years of alcohol abuse, Emma Heath was desperately lost. A decision to go into treatment and rediscover her faith led to healing and a role helping others in recovery
2018-06-21T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes interviews the charismatic megachurch leader and 'pastor to the stars'
With most of his early life filled with violence and crime, Joshua Kotadiny says he should be dead. But during his darkest moment, God broke in
2018-05-24T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
When the Grenfell Tower disaster struck, the Bishop of Kensington cleared his schedule to help mobilise local Christians to assist with the relief effort. One year on, he says the job is far from over
2018-04-19T00:00:00+01:00By Claire Musters
The leadership coach and popular speaker explains how her passion for mentoring women was born out of a battle to discover her true identity
2018-02-21T00:00:00+00:00By Katie Stock
The writer of some of the world’s most sung worship songs has joined forces with his wife to turn a derelict gasworks into a resource church for the Midlands
The co-founder of Saddleback Church talks honestly about her marriage to Rick Warren, their son’s suicide and how sharing her experience has helped others.
2017-12-13T00:00:00+00:00By Justin Brierley
The BBC Radio 2 presenter talks to Justin Brierley about faith, doubt and Strictly Come Dancing
2017-11-23T00:00:00+00:00By Sam Hailes
The pastor who has been dubbed ‘the orthodox Rob Bell’ explains how he’s reaching millennials in America’s most secular city
Talk of revival isn’t nearly as common as it used to be. Terry Virgo explains why now may be the time to pray again
Grammy award-winning worship leader Matt Redman talks to Guvna B about his new album Glory Song
Jesus was well known for touching and healing people with leprosy. So why is the world’s oldest disease still feared and reviled in the global Church today?
After becoming homeless and struggling with his mental health, Paul Squires found himself in a chapel in Wales. It was there that everything changed
2017-10-25T00:00:00+01:00By Justin Brierley
The prominent Christian apologist, who converted from Islam, passed away on Saturday 16th September aged 34
2017-09-18T00:00:00+01:00By Justin Brierley
What makes someone turn from Catholic to Protestant or vice versa? Justin Brierley meets two converts who crossed in opposite directions of the dividing lines of the Reformation.
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.
The incredible story of how Sasha Tsutserov went from staunch communist and atheist to training church planters throughout the former Soviet Union
Despite six harrowing years as a child prisoner of Ugandan rebels, Angela Atim shares how she never lost her faith in God
In the UK there are 5.2 million people with only ‘functional literacy’. Becky Miles tells Jeff Lucas how Biblica’s new NIrV Accessible Edition can help
Mike McHargue went from being a committed Southern Baptist to a secret atheist. He explains how an encounter with author and speaker Rob Bell, followed by a mystical experience, brought him back to faith
2017-06-22T00:00:00+01:00By Sam Hailes
Sam Hailes meets the 84 year old contemplative pastor and translator of The Message
2017-05-25T00:00:00+01:00By Justin Brierley
The evangelical charismatic Church is growing exponentially in Latin America. Justin Brierley speaks to Argentinian evangelist Carlos Annacondia about what he's been seeing
Broadcaster and theologian Robert Beckford tells Justin Brierley why he's on a mission to show that Christianity isn't about a white, Western Jesus
Loretta Andrews talks to Lou Fellingham about her new live album, This Changes Everything
As a young gay man, David Bennett believed Christianity stood in the way of progress. That was before he had his life transformed by an encounter with God inside a pub
2017-03-23T00:00:00+00:00By Justin Brierley
Ahead of Unbelievable? the Conference 2017 Justin Brierley traces the stories of three women whose intellectual journey led to their conversion from atheism to Christianity
Ruth Jackson speaks to Glynn Harrison about how Christians can tell a better story about sexuality
Following the release of Hollywood blockbuster Silence, John Dougill tells Sam Hailes about his book In Search of Japan’s Hidden Christians (SPCK) which unpacks the history behind the film
Brian McLaren has been at the forefront of progressive Christianity for the past decade. He tells Justin Brierley why his new book, The Great Spiritual Migration predicts a revolution in Christianity
The bewildered founder of 24-7 prayer Pete Greig tells Justin Brierley about his new book, Dirty Glory
Jamie Cutteridge talks to American author Mark Yaconelli about his new book, Disappointment, Doubts and Other Spiritual Gifts
Justin Brierley speaks to former banker Ken Costa about his new book, Know Your Why
Maria Rodrigues interviews Hillsong Church’s senior pastor Bobbie Houston about her life, faith and new book
Former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi talks to Justin Brierley about his conversion to Christianity and explains how Christians should understand violence in Islam
The writer of ‘You’re beautiful’ and ‘This is amazing grace’ talks to Sam Hailes about his new album, Children of God
Jonathan Langley speaks to author and speaker Richard Rohr about mysticism and contemplative faith
Dave Rose meets comedian, author and all-round good egg, Paul Kerensa
David Stretton-Downes asks Ulster and South Africa rugby star Ruan Piennar about his faith
David Stretton-Downes asks England and Saracens rugby star Billy Vunipola about his faith
2015-08-10T00:00:00+01:00By Lucinda van der Hart
Thousands listen to her upbeat talks every week. But TV preacher Joyce Meyer has plenty of critics too. Premier Christianity met her to find out who she is off-screen.
2015-06-15T00:00:00+01:00By Lucinda van der Hart
Lucinda van der Hart chats to Rev Joanna Jepson who set up the first chaplaincy to the London College of Fashion, has raised a legal case against the abortion of a cleft palate baby and once lived in a Welsh convent with 13 nuns and monks.
Brian and Tracy Heasley and their two children spent nearly eight years in Ibiza with 24-7 Prayer. Brian, who is now director of 24-7 Prayer in the UK, recently penned Gatecrashing, a book that describes their experiences in the party capital of the world.
2015-02-11T00:00:00+00:00By Joy Tibbs
Sue Rinaldi has released three solo albums since leaving chart-topping band Heartbeat in 1991. Ahead of leading worship at Spring Harvest, she tells Joy Tibbs about the wrestling she has done with God over the years, and about her new album Ethos.
2015-01-28T00:00:00+00:00By Justin Brierley
We caught up with worship leader Tim Hughes about his reasons behind the move from Holy Trinity Brompton in London to head up St Luke's in Birmingham.
Kelly Minter had her heart set on a career in music. However, an offer she couldn’t refuse took her on an unexpected adventure to the Amazon. In Wherever the River Runs, she allows readers to accompany her on this moving journey of faith.
2014-12-16T00:00:00+00:00By Greg Downes
Charismatics from around the world have been flocking to Bethel Church in Redding, California, to experience its ongoing focus on worship, miracles and revival. Greg Downes speaks to Bethel’s leader Bill Johnson about faith and doubt, hunting and healing – and his hope for revival.
Pam Rhodes interviews once-unlikely star Susan Boyle, who has just released her sixth album, Hope.
2014-07-11T00:00:00+01:00By Jamie Cutteridge
Since he finished playing that famous Belgian detective, David Suchet has had time for some interesting projects, including spending more than 200 hours recording an audiobook of the entire Bible. Premier Youthwork’s Jamie Cutteridge found out what prompted this act of devotion.
The master of the one-liner chats to Dave Rose about 80s hymns, puns and his personal faith.
Previously unknown author Ann Voskamp became a publishing phenomenon in 2013. Her book One Thousand Gifts came from nowhere and ended up spending more than a year on the New York Times’ best-seller list. Ruth Mawhinney finds out more.
‘We have a fundamental responsibility to get over ourselves’ It takes a certain confidence to be able to pastor a church where not one but two well-loved former pastors remain in the congregation. It takes even more confidence to do things very differently with them watching.
Acclaimed journalist Kate Adie talks about her latest book and her experience of war and religion.
2014-02-05T00:00:00+00:00By Andy Walton
George Verwer has travelled the world and the organisation he founded has touched hundreds of thousands of lives, but he shows no signs of slowing down. Pioneering he may be, but his first message isn’t missions, it’s grace, forgiveness and Jesus.
2014-02-05T00:00:00+00:00By Amanda Pilz
Gary Haugen has witnessed some of the most devastating human rights abuses of this generation from child slavery to the exhumation of genocide victims in Rwanda. Despite encountering ‘deep evil’ up close, he still believes justice can prevail
2013-12-20T00:00:00+00:00By Justin Brierley
“We weren’t trying to start a movement. I just got hungry for God”. In 1999 Pete Greig received a vision from God. Fourteen years on, 24-7 Prayer has become an international movement with countless stories of God breaking in across the world. We meets its leader.
2013-12-19T00:00:00+00:00By Martin Saunders
Movie star, activist and self-proclaimed ‘radical Catholic’ Martin Sheen’s new film is about a popular Christian pilgrimage. As he tells Christianity about his own journey of faith, he reveals a passion for theology and prayer, and a profound sense of commitment and calling to social justice.