A simple guide to other religions

A simple guide to other religions

The inside of a church or any other religious building can be daunting to newcomers. While many people may remember religious buildings from their school days, with church attendance in decline for increasing numbers how religious services operate is shrouded in a fog. However, this new book aims to lift that fog and explain the […]

An ideal Easter recipe

An ideal Easter recipe

Recipe: Roasted rack of lamb 125 gms fresh bread crumbs 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (7 bone) rack of lamb, trimmed 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 125 gms fresh […]

Celebrating in the Garden Tomb

Celebrating in the Garden Tomb

By Richard Meryon At Christmas each year, don’t the readings all seem very familiar? How about the Easter ones? When we read stories in books or newspapers, whether they are fact or fiction, we tend to form an image in our minds; sometimes it is imaginary, other times a place we have seen. Here at […]

The awakening of the religious view in politics?

The awakening of the religious view in politics?

By J John British politicians, Alistair Campbell famously informed us, ‘do not do God’. At this election time a related question ought to be asked: ‘Do the religious do politics?’ The answer, it seems, is that they do and increasingly so – something that ought to give the political parties pause for thought. Particular interest […]

A graphic introduction to Shakespeare

A graphic introduction to Shakespeare

Introducing Shakespeare: A Graphic Guide Nick Groom and Piero Icon Books, pb, £6.99 This fun little book is an excellent introduction to the life and work of one of England’s greatest treasures. First published in 2001, it has just been reprinted for a new generation of scholars. The book is lavishly illustrated and starts, as […]

Exhibition celebrates Easter

Exhibition celebrates Easter

A new exhibition has been launched at a church in Hull with the aim of highlighting the Easter message in a dramatic way. The ‘Two Sides to Every Story’ exhibition is being split in two. The first part, which opened yesterday, features artworks on the theme of pain, sadness and death. However, the second part, […]

Prayer request

Prayer request

Harness the power of prayer A burden shared is a burden halved. Now you can post your prayer requests here, where visitors can share your concerns by raising them to the Lord in prayer. Simply provide some details about the issue you want people to pray about. Give as much or as little information as […]

Rob Bell – Ringing the Changes

Rob Bell – Ringing the Changes

Whatever the average person in the street imagines a church leader to be, Rob Bell surely smashes that image. Lean, bright, disarming and charismatic, there’s something of the Louis Theroux about him – but Bell talks a lot more. I find him refreshingly down-to-earth for a mega-church pastor, admired by a new generation of Christians. […]