So more information has been released from the 2011 UK Census and it will come as no surprise to most of us that the percentage of people defining themselves as Christians has declined considerably in the last decade – from 72% to 59%. But the BBC’s religious affairs correspondent reports that Church is not discouraged. Some are sceptical about the Census’ finding and, besides, 59% shows that “Christian belief is alive and well”…apparently.
It was our autistic son’s seventh birthday this week and it got me reflecting on how he has developed since his diagnosis five years ago. I can still remember clearly the first time he properly acknowledged me.
Do those words annoy you as much as they do me? Recently there seems to have been a spate of interviews and sound-bites in which Members of Parliament have asserted that they know what it is like for us. We’re all going through this recession together so they understand what it is like for everyone, whatever their circumstances.
Martin Luther King, a Baptist minister from the southern United States, led a struggle for racial equality which has changed the way westerners see issues of race ever since. His insistence on non-violence and his life and teaching have also inspired work for justice and peace worldwide.
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Our famous follower in these pages is John Wesley, the 18th-century preacher who took his message to the streets and became the unwitting founder of Methodism.
Follow Jackie's story to Hong Kong and her work among drug addicts and the gangs of the walled city.
Below you will find links to the story of Francis, some famous quotes and links to further reading.
In this module we explore the extraordinary imagination of CS Lewis. Below and in the links to the right you will find more about his story, his writing – both the famous Narnia books but also his science fiction writing and non fiction theology. And we review the recent Hollywood adaptation.
Follow the story of Corrie ten Boom in five short episodes, from perilous times hiding Jews from the Nazis through to her time in a concentration camp – click on the story link below to begin or use the links to the right.
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"There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still." Read inspiring quotes by Corrie ten Boom.
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