Online content and The ministries we consider vital

Aug 5, 2020 by

by Stephen Kneale: I have been struck by just how many of us, and how quickly at that, we have poured our time and energy into online content. Now, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with doing stuff online. Clearly I don’t think that – our church has been doing it too! Lots of other churches have been live streaming to serve folks who, otherwise, would receive no specific spiritual input from their churches for months on end. Beyond the streaming, we have created various bit of online...

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Israeli minister threatens to shut down God TV channel for preaching the gospel to Jews

May 6, 2020 by

from Premeir: Israel’s Minister for Communications has threatened to pull the plug on a new Hebrew-language evangelical channel which aims “to take the gospel of Jesus into the homes and lives and hearts of the Jewish people.” Under its newly issued license, Shelanu TV is prohibited from broadcasting content that subjects viewers to “undue influence.” Evangelising, therefore, is off the table. This message was reiterated by communication’s minister and Likud...

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Should clergy be allowed to visit the sick and dying?

Apr 22, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: The future Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has said that clergy who wish to volunteer for the new Nightingale Hospital in London will not be allowed to visit the sick and dying, but will instead be permitted to “go shopping” for those in hospital. The Christian Legal Centre’s Roger Kiska spoke to Revelation TV about the Bishop’s announcement, saying that the spiritual needs of people should allow clergy to visit those in hospital – if...

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Jonathan Merritt: New Yorkers are Right to be Skeptical of Samaritan’s Purse

Apr 11, 2020 by

by Chelsen Vicari, Juicy Ecumenism: On April 1, the Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse opened a 68-bed emergency field hospital in New York City’s Central Park to care for Coronavirus victims in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System. Even among the COVID-19 crisis and rising death toll, Progressive Christian columnist Jonathan Merritt finds fault with the Evangelical Christian relief organization aiding the suffering. In Merritt’s latest Daily...

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LAUNCH OF THE BARNABAS CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY NETWORK (BCEN)

Apr 8, 2020 by

The needs of the poor and persecuted church are urgent and must be met now. Coronavirus is creating a humanitarian disaster especially for persecuted Christians in many parts of the world.   And the reason for this disproportionate effect on the Christian community? Persecuted Christians are on the margins of society, discriminated against in daily life, and often discriminated against when general aid is distributed.  Many are desperately poor already because of discrimination. They have no...

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Vicar blasts famous Christian hymn down London street and leads those in lockdown in the Lord’s Prayer

Mar 28, 2020 by

by Cara Bentley, Premier: A vicar, known on Instagram as the Portobello Priest, has played Amazing Grace from his car to bring people in his parish some communal joy while in isolation. Rev Pat Allerton is the pastor at St Peter’s Notting Hill and posted a video on Friday of himself driving down Portobello Road with the caption; “If people can’t go to church, church must go to the people…” In the video, he drives along and explains that the vision is to go around the...

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