• Netflix’s Testament shines a new light on the life of Moses

  • ​Mandisa (1976-2024): The inspirational singer who spread God’s joy

  • Why Christians need to stop backing the wrong underdog

  • What would Jesus say about sick note culture?

  • The NHS can try and discipline me, but I’m going to carry on sharing my faith at work

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​Mandisa (1976-2024): The inspirational singer who spread God’s joy


Mandisa was open about her lowest moments in life, even writing a book about depression and comfort eating. The vulnerability and faith of the American Idol finalist made a lasting impression on all who met her, says George Luke


Why Christians need to stop backing the wrong underdog

2024-04-23T06:08:00+01:00By 12 comments

Too many Christians are misunderstanding what’s taking place between Israel and Hamas, says Chip Kendall 


What would Jesus say about sick note culture?

2024-04-22T14:05:00+01:00By 1 comments

The Prime Minister has vowed to tackle what he calls, “Britain’s sick note culture”. In responding, Tony Wilson says Christians are called to be compassionate to those who are sick, but argues the Bible also encourages us to work hard and be wise in not facilitating over-dependence


What the Iran-Israel conflict means for Christians

2024-04-19T11:38:00+01:00By 1 comments

A war would have potentially devastating consequences for Christian minorities in the Middle East, warns Dr Martin Parsons


​When abortion becomes a euphemism for infanticide


As efforts continue to decriminalise abortion, Dr Kalpana Dein warns new guidance won’t protect women, but their abusers


Scottie Scheffler loves winning golf tournaments - but he loves Jesus more


After his victory at the US Masters this weekend, the world’s number one golfer told journalists that golf was only the fourth most important thing in his life. The first, he said, was God. What a freeing way to live, says Jonny Reid


Haiti needs help. Christians must respond


After armed gangs took control of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, last month, violence has led to more than 50,000 people fleeing the city. Lord Leslie Griffiths, who lived in Haiti for many years, makes an impassioned plea for help


Putin might quote Jesus, but he’s no saviour of Christianity

2024-04-12T08:34:00+01:00By 3 comments

Opening a Moscow youth centre, Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has compared himself to Jesus. It’s the latest in a long line of populist leaders using religious rhetoric for political gain, says Tony Wilson

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‘There was a lot of psychological bullying’. Matt and Beth Redman on Mike Pilavachi abuse

2024-04-10T12:42:00+01:00By 2 comments

Matt and Beth Redman’s new film Let There Be Light explores the emotional abuse the couple experienced at the hands of Soul Survivor’s Mike Pilavachi. They spoke to Megan Cornwell about why they made it, and what they hope will change in the Church


Acclaimed novelist Marilynne Robinson on Reading Genesis, imagining heaven and (not) insulting God


The Pulitzer Prize-winning author says she’s proof that the world isn’t as antagonistic towards Christians as many assume 


Netflix’s Testament shines a new light on the life of Moses


The new series on the Israelite’s escape from Egypt is not perfect, says Tim Bechervaise. But it did inspire him to take a closer look at a Bible story many of us are overly familiar with. And that can only be a good thing


Civil war is a prophetic warning: Christians must fight for peace

2024-04-18T14:49:00+01:00By 2 comments

Western democracies must not be complacent, says Krish Kandiah. Civil War is an uncomfortable watch, but it may be the wake-up call we need


The Book of Clarence is not your normal Messiah movie


The Book of Clarence isn’t a Jesus-parody. It’s the tale of a grifter who decides to go into the Messiah business with unexpected consequences. But is it meant to be a comedy or a social commentary? Giles Gough isn’t quite sure


The Devil’s Passion: A funny and moving play about Jesus, told from Satan’s perspective


This play which merges gospel accounts with modern espionage is Zero Dark 30 pieces of silver. It’s sophisticated, satirical and highly recommended, says Jonty Langley

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‘More than 100 new local congregations have sprung up in the past five years’

The Church may be in decline in the UK, but the CofE’s latest report shows some signs of regrowth. In Blackburn, Joy Rushton says the growing numbers of children and young people attending church is down to a focus on creativity and innovation


‘Deaths by despair’ are common in Blackpool. But we’re seeing Jesus changing lives


A recent study found Blackpool had the highest rate of deaths linked to alcohol, drug abuse and suicide in England – dubbed “deaths by despair”. Meet one church leader bringing the hope of Jesus


‘We wanted to make the resurrection come alive for our children’

Jono and Lucy started cooking meals from around the world and praying for other countries with their kids. Now, they’ve developed The Fisherman’s Meal, a way to experience the Easter story as a family together

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The illustrator: ‘God is like my business partner. I pray about everything’

The Church is made up of Christians from a myriad of different professions, and yet their ordinary tales of God at work rarely get told. In this series, we bring you stories of faith on the frontline 


‘I am a surfer against slavery’

When Matt Rundle joined a church trip to South East Asia, his heart was broken by what he witnessed. Now he’s on a mission to use his passion for surfing to tackle sex exploitation


The probation officer: ‘I pray Psalm 23 before I interact with prisoners’

The Church is made up of Christians from a myriad of different professions, and yet their ordinary tales of God at work rarely get told. In this series, we bring you stories of faith on the frontline


'Two of my friends just died, and I’m devastated. But I know God understands'

Prayer is central in all that we do but at times of agony it matters more than ever, says Michael Coren