Found 8 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for April 2019.
Looking at the Church (all articles) for April 2019Talking Jesus course gives Christians a new voice to share faith A testimony from the Rwandan genocide Spring Harvest turns 40 Signs & Symbols: Holy oil, and even more holy oil The most popular books used in preaching Calls for a comprehensive Rural Strategy Pray for our nation! ** Editor: Your readers may wish to... (2124 words)
‘Talking Jesus’ course gives Christians a new voice“Now I feel confident talking about my walk with Jesus.” That’s the verdict of Paula, a Yorkshire mum who has been on the Talking Jesus course and has been inspired to speak up. She is not alone. The course is giving ordinary Christians across an extraordinary range of denominations, ethnicities and backgrounds, a new voice... (378 words)
A testimony from the Rwandan genocideThe Rwandan genocide began 25 years ago this month, in April 1994. The Rev Antoine Rutasiyrie, now the pastor of a large church in Kigali, recalls the beginning of that terrible 100 days, when up to one million Tutsi were slaughtered by the Hutu. “My family were Tutsi and we lived in Kigali. We had... (761 words)
Spring Harvest turns 40This month (April) the annual Christian conference Spring Harvest celebrates its 40th birthday. Since it began in 1979, it has attracted more than one million guests to it various sites, which this year are Minehead, Harrogate and Skegness. “We have truly seen God’s blessing over the past 40 years,” says Peter Martin of Spring Harvest. ... (110 words)
Signs & Symbols: Holy oil, and even more holy oilOils and creams loom large in the Bible just as they do in our world today. We use healing creams for all sorts of ailments, and moisturising lotions to soothe, but also often for the pure sensual pleasure that they give us. What can be better than your favourite hand cream after time spent gardening?... (218 words)
The most popular books used in preachingWhich books in the Bible are the most popular with preachers? A website called CrossPreach has taken some 127,000 sermons (available on mp3s) from over 600 churches. It then counted how many times the basic text was taken from which book of the Bible. The sermons were preached by a total of 9,500 different preachers,... (226 words)
Calls for a comprehensive Rural StrategyThe Church of England’s lead Bishop for Education, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, has backed calls for a comprehensive Rural Strategy, following the publication of a new study. The report, recently published by the Rural Services Network, calls for action by the Government, citing concerns that the UK’s exit from the EU could serve to... (161 words)
Pray for our nation!The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for every parish and diocese to hold their local MPs, politicians and the members of the Government and civil servants in their prayers. Their concerns are for the social divisions, which “feel more entrenched and intractable than for many years”, and also for “the divisions within the... (76 words)
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