How should we report about Justin Bieber, Kanye West and other cases of well-known personalities who are considering the Christian faith?
Disability is neither due to a person’s sin nor the sin of their parents.
Concerns about the digital currency being used to facilitate money laundering, drug purchases and terrorist financing are high on the list.
The need for transformative pastoral training in the majority world.
How does the way that David welcomed Mephibosheth into his royal court challenge the way we welcome children and young people with additional needs into church?
Let’s resist being caught up in polarising narratives and instead adopt the Samaritan strategy: see others through God’s eyes.
Perhaps we too easily skim over the more minor characters that fill the pages of our Bibles?
The peoples in the east have resisted militant atheism. We, the west, are under another form of atheism which is a sort of political agenda.
There is nothing wrong with generous hospitality but sometimes we can overdo it or be so focussed on everything being perfect that we forget the very reason we are doing it at all.
The three years since the vote to leave the EU have shown the heightened impact of speech on political culture and how that flows into society and community relations.
This popular culture icon is nowadays described to us as a sad and vulnerable figure, timid and unsure – a far cry from the frivolous, joyful and radiant star that she was for her contemporaries.
Standing on the shoulders of the apostolic catholicity recovered by the Reformation, this is a promising way to reclaim and to live out the catholicity of the Church in our broken world.
In a major speech in 2016, President Xi Jinping called for the ‘sinicization of religion’. For the Chinese Communist Party, the rise of religion, especially Christianity and Islam, represents an existential threat to its political health.
How can Christians think about decluttering, our values, and our relationship with the things which surround us?
Throughout the summer, a number of attacks on graveyards, church buildings and other church properties have been reported in Europe.
Candles can be vulnerable, but they can also burn brightly, lighting up a room, changing darkness into light.
Finding the balance between safety and compassion.
You might be a good communicator, your message might be technically accurate in every detail, but if there is a leap from text to message, then you are undermining the foundational reality that God is a good communicator.
Sensory Processing Disorder can mean that children or adults have under-developed or over-developed senses.
These sixteen stories serve as a useful read for evangelical leaders seeking to understand common themes that might help to understand what influenced an evangelical intellectual to embrace the Roman Catholic Church.
Bridging the field and academia.
As preachers, as pastors, or as parents, let’s not usurp the Spirit’s role and try to force things along.
What older generations can be great at is having a heart to help a particular child or young person, having the pastoral skills to see when they are struggling and to help them.
The temptation facing us is either to push the panic button, adding further confusion to the chaos, or to take flight and escape into denial about what’s going on in society. For Christians both of these options are simply unacceptable.
What our churches need is for people to have their hearts and minds engaged with the Word of God.
Much of our time as parents of children with additional needs is spent tending to their needs, supporting them. Jesus modelled this in so many ways during his ministry, and during those times that he served people he taught them too.