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14 Dec 2018 at 1:00am
“[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.””
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Luke's Gospel: Good news for down and outs
14 Dec 2018 at 9:34am
Today we consider the nativity story according to Luke's Gospel. It's a reminder that Christmas is indeed for the 'down and outs' and spiritually that means all of us.
New academic centre to 'recover confidence' in the Old Testament
13 Dec 2018 at 11:17pm
A new academic centre has been set up at Bristol Baptist College to promote research into the relationship between the Bible and violence.
EU citizens feel 'unwelcome' and 'threatened' in the UK
12 Dec 2018 at 5:36pm
EU citizens living in the UK no longer feel welcome after the Brexit vote, the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said.
Franklin Graham: We need to be 'very, very careful' before we change Lord's P...
12 Dec 2018 at 4:49pm
Italian bishops are mulling a change to the Lord's Prayer from 'lead us not into temptation' to 'abandon us not when in temptation'
'Lead us not into temptation': Should the wording of the Lord's Prayer be cha...
12 Dec 2018 at 4:45pm
Pope Francis last year said it was wrong to imagine God could tempt people to do wrong
Persecution is a blessing, Chinese elder told church before his arrest
12 Dec 2018 at 2:57pm
He wrote to the church in a post shared on Facebook that the persecution they were facing was a 'reward', and that those who had been taken before him were 'within the gracious, sovereign providence of the Lord.
GAFCON chairman tells orthodox Anglicans to have courage
12 Dec 2018 at 1:21am
Archbishop Nicholas Okoh said the need for courage 'has become greater as the number of provinces rejecting the authority of Scripture grows'
Church of England bishops publish guidance on welcoming transgender people
11 Dec 2018 at 10:30am
Church of England bishops have published guidance for parishes planning services to help transgender people mark their transition.
Scottish Government should raise Child Benefit, says Church moderator
11 Dec 2018 at 2:55am
The Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly wants to see child benefit raised by £5 a week.
Monk, hermit and mystic: 7 quotes from Thomas Merton
10 Dec 2018 at 3:56pm
Merton's spirituality drew not just on Christian traditions but on Eastern religions as well, though he was an orthodox Christian.
Iran arrests 100 Christians ahead of Christmas
10 Dec 2018 at 1:33pm
More than 100 Iranian Christians were arrested last week in another sign of increasing pressure on Iran's believers.
Bishop of Oxford warns parliamentarians against 4 Brexit 'temptations'
10 Dec 2018 at 1:13pm
The Bishop of Oxford has challenged parliamentarians to put aside the 'four temptations' of self-interest, pursuit of short term power, nostalgia and idealism as they approach tomorrow's crucial Brexit vote.
Church night shelters expand to meet demands of rising homelessness
10 Dec 2018 at 12:11pm
Night shelters supported by churches are reporting increases in capacity with some adding extra beds and others opening for longer during the week.
Catholic Church beatifies 19 Algerian Christian martyrs
10 Dec 2018 at 11:49am
The beatification in the port city of Oran is the first of its kind in a Muslim nation.
De-miners sound all-clear at marooned Jordan River baptism shrines
10 Dec 2018 at 11:26am
Israeli and foreign engineers sounded the all-clear on Sunday around three churches on the western bank of the Jordan River after mines that had marooned the shrines for decades were cleared.