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Christian Christmas Plays & Nativities
When I was in year 2, I played Jesus’ Grandmother in a slightly alternative nativity play. I actually shared the role with my identical twin, I left the stage during a song and she walked back on, a swap so seamless the lady sat next to my mum didn’t realise there were two of us! ...
26th October

October 26th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White

Emotionally Healthy Church
Every year over 6 million people visit a gym (over 150,000 more start each year), over 1.2 million people have ran full marathons, and healthy eating products are being consumed more and more every day. Many of in the UK are healthier than ever, and yet depression, anxiety, and emotional proble...
16th October

October 16th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Leading a Small Group: Everything you need to know
Term time is fast approaching again, the time when leaders will start planning their Small Groups. So, here's everything you need to host your own small group: 1. Mugs  Tea and coffee are the lifeblood of a small group. They are what loosen the gears of a good group, and they are the...
21st August

August 21st, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Can I show films in Church?
I know I’m not alone in saying it, but films are amazing. They have brought before us stories that have thrilled, moved, and shaken us in ways we can barely begin to describe. Who can honestly say they don’t feel a pinch of elation thinking back to The Shawshank Redemption? Or fe...
30th June

June 30th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Whole Life Worship - Review
Our review of Whole Life Worship, Sam and Sara Hargreaves' book on empowering worshippers for the front-line.
7th April

April 7th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Aaron Lewendon

Come on church
The recent news from the USA regarding Family Christian prompts me to put pen to paper. Much has been said by many this side of the pond, about the state of the UK Christian bookselling market. But am I the only one who picks up on what is said to be the demise of the ‘High Street’, ...
11th June

June 11th, 2015 - Posted & Written by Together Magazine

Hillsong Make a Christmas Album for Everyone
Christmas songs have long been divided into two categories. Traditional hymns such as The First Noel and upbeat jazzy contemporary tunes such as Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree. 
10th December

December 10th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

A Very Loud Night In With Rend & Redman
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Saturday night saw the end of Matt Redman and Rend Collective Experiment’s eight date UK tour. Finishing in what Matt called “the greatest city in the world”, 2500 worshippers packed the London venue.
3rd December

December 3rd, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Synod Vote 'No' on Women Bishops
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The Church of England's governing body General Synod last night voted against women becoming bishops.
21st November

November 21st, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Steven Furtick: Dream Big & Pursue Greatness
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
4th November

November 4th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Is the Local Church the Key to Ending Poverty?
He may have been feeling under the weather but Tearfund’s Chief Executive Matthew Frost was on fine form during our interview.
23rd October

October 23rd, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Live Worship from Vertical Church
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Vertical Church is a new movement pioneered by one of America’s most well known Christian leaders. James Mcdonald is most notably the pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, which attracts around 13,000 people a week. He can also be heard preaching to hundreds of thousands of Americans e...
11th October

October 11th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Let's talk about sex: Interview with Maggie pt2
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In the first part of my conversation with Maggie Ellis I discovered how her dream to help victims of sexual abuse had become a reality. Spurred on by her Christian faith and belief that you’re never too small to make a difference, Maggie has counseled hundreds of people and helped them to f...
10th September

September 10th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

'GodBaby' He Cries. He Wees. He Saves The World
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A Christmas poster and radio ad campaign which portrays Jesus as a baby doll and carries the slogan, 'He cries. He wees. He saves the world' was launched yesterday.
4th September

September 4th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Brethren Church denied Charitable status
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A Brethren church has been denied charitable status, in a move which some claim could lead other Christian groups into difficulties.
4th September

September 4th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Simon Cross

'We're not just about words, we're about actions'
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Steve Clifford is a breath of fresh air. While negative images of the church are portrayed in newspapers and on television, the head of the Evangelical Alliance (EA) is committing himself to telling a very different story.
31st August

August 31st, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Carl Beech: 'I've got testosterone for a reason'
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Last time we interviewed Carl Beech, it was the most-read article on Christian.co.uk for weeks on end. No pressure then.
29th August

August 29th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

The Reverse Offering
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I remember overhearing a student a few years ago at a Christian union events week. 
22nd August

August 22nd, 2012 - Posted & Written by Nick Thomas

Matt Redman on global and local church planting
Taking the trouble to shake hands with every journalist in the room before taking his seat at the Big Church Day Out press conference, Matt Redman was not only insightful but polite, and quite amusing too!
20th August

August 20th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

Farewell Cynicism: Thoughts on London 2012
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When it was announced that Great Britain would host the 30th Olympic Games, the British media had seven years to root around for stories.
13th August

August 13th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Sam Hailes

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