UK Church

On Being a Feminist Christian

Iris Maxfield | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iris Maxfield

My university bookcase is the best example of how all this exists together. Next to well-worn feminist literature from Laura Bates to Iris Murdoch is my Bible; each loved, each with an important place in my life.

Where Would You Go If You Had Suicidal Thoughts?

Rachael Newham | Posted 10.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Newham

Hope is not found in claiming that suicide is the unforgivable sin (it's not but that's a matter for another piece). It's not found in telling people to pull themselves together, or banishing them from our churches and communities. It's found in allowing people to give voice to their darkest and scariest thoughts.

Where Is God In Manchester?

James Dwyer | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
James Dwyer

The city of of Manchester is reeling. Broken. Bleeding. Hurting. Weeping. Grieving. Asking why. Why us? Why our children? And amongst the brutality,...

Meet The Young Muslim Volunteers Who Are Helping To Rebuild Mosul

Mustafa Field MBE | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mustafa Field MBE

As Iraqi forces take parts of Mosul from the brutal regime of Daesh. We are seeing the clean-up operation is being started by volunteers of different faiths who are coming together to rebuild their community.

How Do You Deal With Death?

Katie Grace | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

Attending your first funeral is strange, almost surreal. Speaking at a funeral is even stranger, and as someone who has never practised a faith I almost felt like a fraud. Speaking the words of God, as it were, was a peculiar experience, but I'm glad I did it.

Break Up Protocol: The Basics Of Breaking Up Well

Carrie Lloyd | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Lloyd

'Carrie. You've gone through some break-ups...' My boss is running the panel this afternoon, and decides to share such a thought in front of 700 peop...

The Beginners' Guide To Church At Christmas

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

It is entirely possible that sometime in the next month or so you might venture into a church. It may be a concert that tempts you or a carol service ...

Arsenal And Spurs, Black And White, Conservative And Liberal: Why Men Need Feminism

Dave Meldrum | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Dave Meldrum

I'm a third generation Arsenal fan because my Mum told me that's what I was. Though I lived all my childhood in Edinburgh, we took holiday trips to my...

The Brexit Stalemate: Could The UK Learn Something From Its Church?

Mia Forbes Pirie | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK Politics
Mia Forbes Pirie

It is unusual times when the Church is more progressive than the State but we may actually be in such times. Britain has reached a place where polarized views and a lack of respect between the people who hold those views predominates. As the country staggers around in shock, we are all showing our uglier sides.

Jesus Christ the Humanist

Julian Bond | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Julian Bond

"Render to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." (Jesus Christ) Jesus wasn't about religion, in fact he reserved his anger for organised...

What Is Whitsun? Everything You Need To Know About The Festival

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Whitsun, also known as Whit Sunday or Whit, is the name given to the celebration of Pentecost in Britain. The name is a contraction of White Sunday. T...

Homophobe's Church Could Soon Be Full Of Gay Homeless People

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

A pastor who brandished signs reading "Jesus would stone homos" outside his church in Harlem is being challenged in the best way possible. David M...

This Star Wars Themed Church Service Took Fan Fervor To An Epic New Level

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK

A church in Berlin has doubled its audience on Sunday by putting on a Star Wars themed Christian service for fans. Star Wars fans were invited to a...

'Tide Is Turning' For Christianity In Britain, Justin Welby Says

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he believes the “tide is turning in this country” for the Church. After years of falling church atte...

Depression, the Church and 'Selfish Culture'

David Taylor | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Taylor

You see, I grew up in a church for most of my life, apart from a few 'wilderness years' that all Christians seems to wander through in a Pilgrims Progress kind of way. Having always been in a church or Christian environment I have an idea as to what I think a Pastor should look like. Kind, patient, wise, understanding, slow to judge etc.

'Exhibition Evenings'

Jessica Chan | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) church's student community share the belief that all humans are 'created to be creative'. Because the students enjoy enco...

Why Faith Is a Solution Not a Problem

Daniel Singleton | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

In the light of the recent terror attacks in Paris, it might not seem the best time for this blog about the positive nature of faith; I did pen in before the most recent incidents. However, on the other hand maybe this is just the right time to put out this opinion, to exercise freedom of expression, in favour of faith. No one should be cowed into a corner at a time like this unable to express thought and opinion.

All Welcome to the Table This Easter

Bishop Paul Bayes | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Bishop Paul Bayes

The church is rightly finding its voice again, calling for example at this election time for a "fresh moral vision". A vision where people are paid a decent living wage for the work they do, where the vulnerable are cared for and respected. Where government institutions treat people as people not numbers on a balance sheet.

'House of Cards' Meets 'The West Wing': The Moment When Frank Underwood Tried to Outdo Jed Bartlet

Dan Einav | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Einav

Television shows (and all fiction) that examine and demonstrate the complexity of human emotions, alongside an engaging narrative, are, in my opinion, always the most intriguing and enduring; Frank Underwood's theatrics and his brutal ruthlessness wears thin after a while.

Stand Up History- Luton

Paul McGarrity | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

Not cool Luton, not cool! I expect this kind of behaviour from Coventry (though it's understandable from Coventry, they had a tricky 1941 and I don't think they got enough hugs when they were a hamlet), but I thought more of you!

What Do the Bishops Know About Politics? More Than You'd Think...

Angus Ritchie | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Angus Ritchie

The people working hardest for charity and justice at home tend to think those same values should shape our treatment of all the world's citizens. This Pastoral Letter invites us to recognise in each of our fellow humans the image of God. It is credible because the Church is not just saying these things. In England's poorest communities, it is living them out.

About the Church and Mental Health

Dr Kate Middleton | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Dr Kate Middleton

Should the church really get involved in supporting people with mental health problems - or would they be better focused on signposting people to 'more appropriate' sources of support?

Playing It Cool - A Christmas Story

Christian Talbot | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Christian Talbot

We've all got that one person we had a crush on when we were at school. That one person who stays indelibly printed on our mind and makes us feel weird every time we think about them for the rest of our lives. The person that will forever be fifteen years old to us, even though they must have grown up too.

Should We Evangelise? Reflections, and Tips, From the World of Inter-Faith

Julian Bond | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Julian Bond

Our dialogues which both underpin and overarch our practical initiatives will include reflecting on what we might say together, and differently, about the mission of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad...

Syria's Refugees Not Hoping for a White Christmas This Year

Matthew Frost | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Matthew Frost

Only a week ago, I sat squashed into a tent filled with a family of fourteen Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon - surprised that even that much body heat could not thaw the freezing cold I felt...