Duke Special Makes Songs from the Deep Places

With eyeliner defining his eyes, his head part-shaven and part-dreadlocked, no one looks like Duke Special. No one sounds like him either. He made his name as a singer-songwriter with a modern vaudeville twist, but he has constantly developed and his latest album Look Out Machines! has taken his melodic style and added an almost […]

Bishop of Leicester reflects on his ministry

Bishop of Leicester reflects on his ministry

THE BISHOP of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, has spoken about his time as diocesan in a new video on his diocese’s website. In the interview with Jill Moody, he talks about his work in the House of Lords, interfaith challenges and seeing Christian growth in parishes across the diocese. He said what was […]

Bishop Angaelos stresses importance of religious freedom

Bishop Angaelos stresses importance of religious freedom

The leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Britain, His Grace Bishop Angaelos, has said the recent award of the OBE will help the campaign to secure religious freedom worldwide.   In the interview with the Coptic Youth Channel he also addresses recent developments on equal marriage, the Church in Egypt and his views on […]

New Bishop talks about her role

New Bishop talks about her role

The Rev Anne Hollinghurst, just appointed as the new Bishop of Aston, talks about her faith journey, why, although she is a contemplative, likes the company of others and how her husband introduced her to the pleasures of Real Ale pubs…

Palau, Portland and the gay mayor

Palau, Portland and the gay mayor

by Patti Townley-Covert When Kevin Palau and his dad, internationally known evangelist Luis Palau, and a few evangelical pastors walked into a meeting with the newly elected gay mayor of Portland in 2008, no one knew what to expect — especially Sam Adams. Past experience and mass media portrayals of hypercritical evangelicals made Mayor Adams […]

Religious or Christian?

Religious or Christian?

By Julian Henderson ,Bishop of Blackburn I find myself in a totally unexpected place. For these past 18 months I have been the Bishop of Blackburn, serving the Church of England in most of Lancashire and with oversight of over 200 Christian communities, ranging from the rural to the urban, from the wealthy to the […]

Just How Godless is the ‘Atheist Church’?

The newly-formed Sunday Assembly – often dubbed, ‘The Atheist Church’ – has enjoyed nine months of dramatic growth. Beginning in a deconsecrated church and adopting many elements of the Christian service format, it has provoked a range of reactions from churchgoers. Some treat it like an enemy gang that is moving in on the Church’s […]

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