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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | December 11, 2017

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Why Christians celebrated the Balfour Declaration centenary

November 30, 2017 |

Christian groups around the country held special events to mark 100 years since Lord Balfour’s historic declaration which paved the way for Jews to return to their ancestral homeland. Most spectacular of all  was an evening in the Royal Albert Hall where Jewish and Christian leaders and artists shared the stage in a heartfelt celebration

by Nick Gray, the Christian Balfour 100 Group

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I’m 19 and believe in creation – and that doesn’t make me a dinosaur

November 29, 2017 |

Creation crowd: About 1,700 Christians attended the UK Creation Mega Conference

UK Creation Mega Conference, hosted by Answers in Genesis UK, at Bethel Convention Centre, West Bromwich, 26–28 October

Believing in God not goo as the answer to origins is … Read More

‘Emotional’ return home for Christian exhibition

November 29, 2017 |

And they’re off! Some of the 4,000+ visitors to CRE 2017 arrive at Sandown Park, Esher

Christian Resources Exhibition, Sandown Park, Esher
17-19 October

From a lively opening featuring Eurovision winner Dana, to a solemn ending – when former special envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Terry Waite, spoke of his five years’ imprisonment – the Christian Resources Exhibition’s (CRE) return to Sandown Park, Surrey, “touched all the
emotions”.

A total of 4,061 people visited the show. “Many local church leaders rely on it for fresh ideas for ministry, mission and maintenance,” said Steve Goddard, who took ownership of the event last year along with his wife Allison. Some 200 exhibitors displayed everything from pulpits to puppets.

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Powerful times of prayer on a grim anniversary

November 29, 2017 |

Regan King of Christian Concern addressed the politics of abortion

Day of prayer marking the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act, led by Intercessors for Britain, 21 October, Regent’s Hall, London

The day began with Dave Borlase, Director of Intercessors for Britain (IFB), setting out the biblical case for being strongly opposed to abortion and the need to speak out against it.

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Dear Church, can you hear me?

November 29, 2017 |

Combatting isolation: conference visitors learned about and shared deaf people’s needs

“Dear Church, can you hear me?” conference, Victoria Baptist Church, Eastbourne, 16 September

Why Christians need to learn sign language

Deaf and hearing impaired people are pulling out of church life due to frustration and loneliness because churches don’t offer sign language or use microphones correctly.

This was highlighted by conference visitors who explained how people’s reluctance to make provision for the deaf can lead to their withdrawing from church activities.

The event’s two main speakers, the Church of England’s national adviser on deaf ministry Rev Gill Behenna and deaf Baptist minister Rev Susan Myatt, both opened the event without speaking a word, instead using British Sign Language (BSL). Read More

UN can’t stop God’s plan for Israel

November 29, 2017 |

God is gathering his sons and daughters from afar (Isaiah 43) and he will save them in his own way (Zechariah 12). These were the central points made by Rev Willem Glashouwer, Bible teacher and President of Christians for Israel … Read More

Day of prayer for Britain

October 4, 2017 |

8 September 2017, Emmanuel Centre, Westminster

Around 1900 believers packed out the available space in the Emmanuel Centre to unite in prayer for the nation.

There was a strong sense of occasion as the visitors were reminded that the King … Read More

Praying against Terror

July 27, 2017 |

Intercessors for Britain’s Great Day of Prayer, 17 June, Regent’s Hall, London. Report by IFB Director David Borlase

We gathered again, around 250 of us throughout the day, for our annual Great Day of Prayer one year on from an amazing event the Saturday before the EU referendum, when God so mightily answered our prayers.  Read More

EDEN LADIES’ CONFERENCE

July 27, 2017 |

by Iris Watson

Life Church Folkstone’s ‘Eden’ event, ladies conference, was well attended and hosted some of God’s most amazing women, among them Rachel Hickson, Founding Director Heartcry For Change, the main event speaker, and Helen Azer, guest speaker,  who is also a Director of Heartcry.

The conference was hosted by the dynamic Virginia Maasbach, wife of Pastor Robert Maasbach, at Life Church, where Virginia was a very inspiring hostess and speaker herself.  Lots of teaching but also a lot of fun, laughter and confirmation along the way too.  The roomy, comfortable venue provided lots of spiritual food alongside non-stop tea, coffee, pastries and cold drinks, a buffet lunch and a great friendly, family atmosphere, as ladies across the region met and mingled.

Basing her day’s ministry on Proverbs 31, the freedom of women and how God wants women to be cloaked in his glory; cloaked in him, strong and steadfast, Helen Azer compared feminism to a strong woman of God, women’s rights vs a woman of God. Read More

Christian journalist shares the impact of his faith

July 27, 2017 |

Israel Focus meeting hosted by Jennifer Nevill, Longton Elim Church, Stoke on Trent, 22 June

Journalist and author Charles Gardner was on familiar ground when he was invited to speak to Christians about the impact of his faith on his career and his subsequent passion for Israel. Over 35 people attended, representing four local churches.

Originally from South Africa, he sensed the call of God on his life to become a journalist in his early twenties when he began working mainly in the secular media until his retirement a few years ago. Read More