‘The gospel in the public square’ – what does it look like?

Oct 1, 2019 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. I’ve written before about my fascination with the last few chapters of Acts, which portray the apostle Paul on trial again and again. Here are some more reflections. While there are great differences between the early church and contemporary Christianity in the West, Luke was writing to an audience of Christians in a context in some ways similar to our own. The Christian faith was not banned; it was possible for churches to exist and even to flourish in...

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Thousands of Christians fill Trafalgar Square for Pentecost celebration Thy Kingdom Come

Jun 9, 2019 by

from Christian Today: Trafalgar Square was filled with thousands of Christians from across denominations and traditions for a major Pentecost celebration at the heart of the capital today. Thy Kingdom Come, a 10-day prayer initiative launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, culminated in the free Trafalgar Square celebration today where at least 5,000 people were expected to turn out. Grammy Award-winning Christian singer Matt Redman brought the square to life when he sang his hit...

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Fury at ‘ignorant’ BBC for questioning whether an MP should have worn an Ash Wednesday cross on her forehead in parliament

Mar 5, 2017 by

by Jonathan Petre, Mailonline: The BBC has been accused of being ‘dismissive’ of Christianity and lambasted for its ignorance after questioning whether an MP should have attended a parliamentary meeting with an Ash Wednesday cross on her forehead. An item on the BBC Politics Facebook site asked readers: ‘Was it appropriate for this MP to go to work with a cross on her head?’ It was accompanied by a picture of Glasgow MP Carol Monaghan, a Roman Catholic, displaying the symbol made of ashes that...

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Wholesome testimony to faith in God slips through net of BBC’s PC agenda

May 17, 2016 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. The BBC is a ‘politically correct’ organization. The original Reithian vision set out that one of the institution’s aims is to educate the nation. What Andrew Marr ten years ago described as “culturally liberal”, an “urban organisation with an abnormally large number of young people, ethnic minorities, and gay people”  does not just refer to the internal culture for employees, but is part of the agenda and philosophy for educating the nation in the...

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Pastor persecuted by fellow pastors for speaking boldly about Jesus

Apr 15, 2016 by

by Shianee Mamanglu-Regala, Christian Today. A German pastor is reportedly being persecuted by fellow pastors for preaching boldly about Jesus Christ and “refusing to bend a knee to political correctness.” Pastor Olaf Latzel does his preaching at the historic St. Martini Church in Bremen, where the church’s former pastor, Joachim Neander, wrote the great hymn, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” in 1679, CBN New reports. Latzel’s sermons are known to be...

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