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Posted in Christianity in the News Phil Grout|11:51 AM EDT|October 30th 2014

Two per cent of Anglican priests don't believe in God, survey finds

Houston mayor who subpoenaed pastors is flooded with up to 1,000 Bibles

In expansive Pakistan, Christians struggle to find space for cemeteries

Christians of Mosul Find Haven in Jordan



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Posted in Useful Resources Phil Grout|5:04 AM EDT|October 30th 2014

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Posted in Interesting Thoughts Carl Laferton|9:43 AM EDT|October 29th 2014

It's Halloween on Friday (it will also be Reformation Day, but our local shops don’t seem to be stocking too many Martin Luther outfits). Whether you think the festival is horrendous, harmless, or somewhere in between, why not make sure you’re praying about it… here are five pointers from Colossians:

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Posted in Useful Resources Carl Laferton|5:54 AM EDT|October 29th 2014

Jesus takes on church-ianity

There’s one self-cure religion that looks really great, and is very popular in the western world. I know that, because I used to be part of it.

I call it “church-ianity”.

It’s very easy to go to church, sing hymns and enjoy the buildings… but still rely on your own guesses about God, rather than listening to Jesus. And it’s very easy to go to church, do good things and try to obey God… but be relying on these things to cure your sin-disease.

But only Jesus can save, not church. Going to church doesn’t cure you. Trying very hard to obey the Ten Commandments doesn’t cure you. Only Doctor Jesus can do that.

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Posted in On to a Good Thing Dex Fletcher|11:27 AM EDT|October 28th 2014

1. Real Books v E-Books. 

What are the top reasons for choosing a real-life, analogue, hard-copy book over an E-version? This survey may help...

2. 32 Tips for younger moms

Starting out your parenting journey? here are 32 tips on parenting from an experienced mom.

3. The State of Theology

These interesting info-graphics might help us understand some gaps in our theological understanding which might be hindering our effectiveness in proclaiming the gospel.

4. Is the Bible too complicated?

Is the Bible too complicated for those who struggle to read?

5. And finally...

Our video of the week is: Play Through The Bible.


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Posted in Useful Resources Carl Laferton|8:13 AM EDT|October 28th 2014

Dead men do not rise!

Many times in my life, I’ve been angry and frustrated with God. I’ve wanted to stop being a Christian. I’ve experienced doubts. But I’ve only rarely doubted the facts.

One time I did was in my third year at university. I was studying Philosophy as part of my course, and I left a session with one of the lecturers with serious questions about whether or not Jesus rose from the dead.

The problem the lecturer posed me, and that I struggled with, was this: no amount of evidence should ever make you believe in something that’s impossible. If something’s impossible, then even if the evidence for it is strong, it can’t be true. Pigs don’t fly. So if you see a pig in the sky, then even if it looks just like a pig, you must be mistaken. It must be a balloon painted to look like a pig, or a very oddly shaped cloud in red sunlight. Pigs just can’t fly, so it certainly isn’t a pig.

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Posted in Useful Resources Tim Thornborough|8:42 AM EDT|October 27th 2014

“I want a book to give to students who are willing to give Christianity a look but don’t want to be told they’re wrong, or stupid.”

“I want a book to give to a thoughtful 15-year-old that answers some of his questions about Christianity in a way that doesn’t patronise him, but doesn’t assume he’s about to get A*s in his GCSEs.”

“I know some of my young adult/student/older teen group are struggling with some big questions about faith, and I wish there were something they could read that would encourage them to keep trusting Christ.”

What book would you give these people?

We haven’t known how to answer these questions. Which is why we’re thrilled that Tricky has been written. Yes, we’re biased (we’re the publisher). But Becky Pippert, Rico Tice, Glen Scrivener, Nick McDonald and Jonty Allcock aren’t biased, and they’re excited about it, too.

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Posted in Fighting the Monday Feeling Rachel Jones|4:54 AM EDT|October 27th 2014

‘Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob,
all the remnant of the people of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since your birth,
and have carried since you were born.

Even to your old age and grey hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.'

Isaiah 46:3-4

Posted in Relevant News Rachel Jones|11:09 AM EDT|October 24th 2014

I’m sure, like me, you’ve been watching with concern as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens week on week. Just today, a man in New York has been tested positive for the disease. But from some corners, there’s been criticism that the media coverage has been so focused on European and American victims.

It should come as no surprise to us that the instinct for (self-interested) fear runs deeper than humanitarian empathy for people living far away. But what is it that scares us so much about Ebola? Not, I don’t think, the thought of the symptoms themselves (horrific though they are). It’s the perceived lack of control that terrifies us: the thought that this invisible threat could sneak undetected onto our little island and pass unseen from person to person; the idea that one day soon the coughing colleague at the desk to my right could be carrying something significantly more sinister than a common cold. However small that likelihood is, fear is certainly a powerful emotion.

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