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A journey back into the past has encouraged us to believe that God is not yet finished with Europe.
Theologian Don Carson spoke on the freedom offered by the gospel. Rising numbers of children and youth among the 4,000 conventioners visiting the English Lake District each week.
PM Theresa May says gay marriage “has to be a matter for the church.” House of Commons speaker, John Bercow, says marriage equality will only exist when same-sex couples can marry in churches.
The Keswick Convention (UK), now 142 years old, seeks to serve “the next generation of Christians” through the Derwent project. The gifts of hundreds of small donors will make it a reality.
Christian MP Stephen Timms: “Carrying acid should be an offence like carrying a knife”. In 2017, more than 450 attacks were reported in London alone.
There are three great benefits of art, which every Christian should embrace: beauty, truth and imagination.
The General Synod of the Anglican Church also backed a ban on conversion therapy. Some members say deep theological discussions are being left out.
More than 5,000 new cases were reported last year, many in London. “FGM is not related to religion”, World Vision activist Susana Oliver says.
“We wanted to create something that not only told the story of Luther and the Reformation but also the good news of Jesus”, says Jonathan Carswell.
As theological debates on sexuality and marriage become more and more central, many Christian denominations are being asked to clarify their views.
“The decision defies common sense”, says Peter Saunders, Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship in the UK, because it “backs abortion on demand.” 1,000 doctors signed letter rejecting the BMA’s stance.
The attacker consciously drove a van into worshippers outside an Islamic Welfare Centre. A man died and ten were injured.
Tim Farron had been constantly questioned for his Christian view of homosexuality. “A wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment.”
A clause will protect ministers with a traditional biblical view of marriage. Gafcon reacts by appointing a “missionary bishop” for the UK.
Theresa May’s short victory is seen as a defeat, but she promises to form 'a government of certainty' with the help of DUP. High turnout: 7 in 10 voted. Reactions of Christians.
I am grateful that despite the terrible pain and horror that has shaken our beloved continent this week, the beautiful story of Ignacio Echeverría has emerged in the news.
The UK election raises two potential problems for Christians. One is not taking it seriously enough. The second is taking it too seriously.
The EAUK calls Christians to “fully engage in the election”, and “to speak hope into a society that is so often searching for meaning.”
Political and religious leaders heavily criticise the decision. France, Germany and Italy reject Trump’s assertion that the climate deal can be redrafted.
Christian leaders from Egypt, Sweden, Spain, react to the terrorist attack. Christian organisations in the UK express their thoughts.
The blast happened in the foyer of a sports arena following a pop music concert attended by many teenagers and children. Politicians suspend the electoral campaign. Anglican leader Justin Welby: “We pray for those in sorrow in the hard journey.”
European Christian leaders gathered in Poland pray for the relatives of the victims. Medical doctor Peter J. Saunders: “We call for Christians to pray, serve, care and comfort those who have been deeply hurt by this tragedy.”
Around 130 delegates from different parts of the country reflected on the role of Christians. A manual for counselling the victims of violence has been published.
First and foremost, Christian voters must remember that God is sovereign – not Brussels, and not the UK government.
People in France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Sweden are more interested in “spirituality” than in “religion”. A global survey shows that China and Indonesia have a great interest in religion.