Found 11 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for December 2018.
Looking at your Church (all articles) for Decembeer 2018Asia Bibi acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme Court O Little Café in Bethlehem… Give away Christmas HOPE Christmas services growing in our cathedrals Just hay in the manger? The woman bishop who does not much like all-female clergy at services CAP is worth millions to UK economy Why your Bible App’s ‘verse of the day’ may... (2789 words)
Asia Bibi acquitted by Pakistan’s Supreme CourtPakistan’s Supreme Court recently overturned a death penalty on the Christian farm labourer who has become the country’s highest profile prisoner. Asia Bibi has spent six years on death row facing blasphemy charges – a charge she has always denied. Within hours of the verdict, protests had broken out in in Islamabad and other cities,... (598 words)
O Little Café in Bethlehem…Connect Cafe, an innovative project launched in 2017 by JEO Ministry, creates space for relationships, outreach and discipleship in Bethlehem. JEO, an organisation that seeks to reach out to all people in the Holy Land with the message of Jesus, is led by Church Mission Society local partner Rami Fellemon. JEO runs ministries that aim... (461 words)
Give away Christmas HOPECould a glossy magazine help you start a conversation about Jesus and the reason for the Christmas season? Christmas HOPE is a 32-page give-away magazine to help churches connect with their local community in the festive season. Topical features and eye-catching photos draw readers into an easy-to-read publication packed with testimonies and stories that point... (301 words)
Christmas services growing in our cathedralsAttendance at Christmas services in England’s cathedrals has broken records for the second year running, according to recent statistics. A total of 135,000 people came to Church of England cathedrals to worship on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 2017 – an increase of three per cent on the previous year, and the highest total... (399 words)
Just hay in the manger?We all know the scene – children dressed up as shepherds, wise men and angels smiling round a baby Jesus in a hay-filled manger. But how much do we know about the real story of Christmas? What was Bethlehem really like? Who were the three Kings? Who was Mary? Now a new, short guide takes you... (114 words)
The woman bishop who does not much like all-female clergy at servicesIt is as undesirable to see all women ‘at the front’ of church leading worship as it was once to see all men ‘at the front’ leading worship. So says the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, and the first female bishop to sit in the House of Lords. Speaking at this year’s Cheltenham... (98 words)
CAP is worth millions to UK economyRecent research by the London School of Economics has found the debt charity, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) contributes £32 million to the UK economy. It seems that for every pound the Christian debt charity spent, it benefitted the wider society four times as much. The LSE also said CAP provides ‘crucial’ face-to-face support and goes... (131 words)
Why your Bible App may be confusing your view of GodDo you mostly read the Bible in snatches off an app, or retweeted from friends? Are the verses always encouraging, making you feel better? That is well and good, but there is more to the Bible than just ‘feel-good’ verses, and to grow as a Christian you need the ‘complete diet’. Now Dr Pete Phillips... (163 words)
Looking to train young evangelistsSixty young evangelists are to be recruited by HOPE Revolution following the success of Mission Academy Live. The young evangelists, aged 11 to 18, will be nominated by youth workers and will receive an intensive year of mentoring and training with small group work and residentials. The training courses focus on peer-to-peer evangelism in small... (80 words)
Church in Niger’s capital ransacked and burnedAttackers recently ransacked, looted and burned a church in the Kossey district of Niger’s capital Niamey, leaving the building a charred shell, its floor covered with debris and broken and blackened musical instruments. Niger’s tiny Christian minority make up less than 1% of the population, but it had traditionally lived peacefully and unthreatened alongside the... (126 words)
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