Preachers seek an end to police mistreatment

Dec 7, 2020 by

from Christian Concern: Today, the County Court in Bristol will begin to hear a case brought by four Christian street preachers, challenging how they’ve been treated by Avon and Somerset Police over eight years. The case centres around an incident in 2016 where the four preachers were arrested while preaching in the town centre of Bristol. They were detained, questioned, and prosecuted before eventually being acquitted of all charges. But it isn’t just this incident. One police...

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Incarnation, Culture and Context – Bishop Nazir-Ali

Oct 14, 2020 by

By Chris Sugden, CEN: In a ‘zoom’ lecture on Anglican Mission and Culture for the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Bishop Michael Nazir Ali laid biblical foundations for engagement with culture in the incarnation and reviewed various approaches. “Jesus didn’t just become generally human but assumed a humanity that was gender-, culture- and time-specific”, he said. Culture enables human societies “to adapt to their environment and to adapt their environment to themselves, to discern social...

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The Third Great African Rescue

Sep 9, 2020 by

By Phil Ashey, American Anglican Council: During the 5th Century Christianity was wracked by a theological crisis. A monk from Britain named Pelagius was teaching that original sin did not taint human nature and that humans have the free will to achieve human perfection without divine grace. Pelagius reasoned that God could not command believers to do the impossible, and therefore it must be possible to satisfy all divine commandments. He also taught that it was unjust to punish one person for...

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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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Liberals object to Christians saving lives

Apr 5, 2020 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, The Conservative Woman: NEW York City is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the USA. When a 68-bed field hospital specifically equipped to deal with respiratory care and staffed by 60 to 70 medical professionals was erected within the wide open spaces of Central Park, it should have been good news. Not so for progressives, who quickly jumped in to criticise and complain. Many are deeply upset that this hospital has been erected by Samaritan’s Purse, the...

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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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