The world is saved by Christ’s death on the cross, not demagogues or superheroes

Jan 31, 2016 by

By Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: How would the world save the world? Or, to put the question another way, how does the non-Christian culture around us think about the salvation of the world, when it does think about it? There would seem to be two particular schemes of salvation the world tends to come up with and we can see these in contemporary films. There’s the superhero model, a person like Superman, Spiderman or Batman who has supernatural powers to all intents and purposes and...

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60-second sermon: the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to God

Jan 24, 2016 by

By Julian Mann: This was broadcast today (24/1) on BBC Radio Sheffield’s Sunday Breakfast  In a multi-faith, multi-cultural society, how can it be enough for Christians to talk about God in general, when there are so many different views of who God is? Do not we Christians need to be clear that the God we worship is the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only divine Son of the good and loving Creator of all humanity? The Apostle Peter, speaking to non-Christians in the book of Acts...

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Sin, corruption and Islam: Justin Welby on the threats facing the Anglican Communion

Jan 12, 2016 by

By Ruth Gledhill, Christian Today: The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday painted a stark and gloomy picture of a Church struggling to survive in the face of sin, corruption, Islam and an increasingy secular, anti-Christian culture in the West. The Anglican voice is increasingly needed in a world where religious war is spreading, and the secular world has no answer to it and does not even understand the nature of religion, Archbishop Justin Welby said in his opening address to his 38 fellow...

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Archbishop’s new year message focuses on refugees

Jan 1, 2016 by

From BBC News: People should use the “hospitality of love” to conquer “hatred and extremism”, the Archbishop of Canterbury is to say in a New Year’s Day message. The archbishop will use his televised broadcast to focus on the plight of refugees and urge people to “welcome the alien and stranger”. The Most Reverend Welby will remind people that Jesus too was a refugee. His message will be broadcast on BBC One on New Year’s Day at 12:55 GMT. In it,...

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The true Christian knows that God is love

Dec 28, 2015 by

By Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: It was the Apostle John who wrote the wonderful words – “God is love”; the Apostle whom Jesus loved, the Apostle to whom Jesus entrusted the care of his mother, the Apostle who witnessed Jesus’s death on the Cross and who saw him gloriously alive following his resurrection from the dead; the Apostle whom the Lord Jesus personally commissioned along with Peter and the other Apostles to proclaim his message of God’s eternal salvation in and through his one...

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The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Christmas Sermon

Dec 25, 2015 by

Read Archbishop Justin Welby’s Christmas sermon preached at Canterbury Cathedral this morning. At a Carol service last week I met Mary Berry. She was a delight, and it was a privilege to meet her. The conversation was going so well – I can bluff even when it comes to Bake Off – until the person next to me spoiled it ever so slightly by saying “Justin has never watched a single complete episode of Bake Off.” To give her credit she recovered very well. “Why...

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