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Last updated on August 6th, 2019 at 10:58 pm

Churchill’s Cairo challenge

February 7, 2020 |

Dr Elizabeth Allan describes how her research led her to discover that Churchill has been misjudged

For decades, many evangelical Christians have believed that Churchill, for all his heroic qualities as a great war leader in WWII, betrayed the Jewish … Read More

Part-time project manager wanted

February 6, 2020 |

Bexhill and Rother Homelessness Utility Group (HUG) are looking to appoint a part-time project manager, 24 hours per week, £25,000 per annum, pro rata. The successful candidate will need to have pastoral, management and administrative skills, as well as an … Read More

Ex-royal chaplain goes to Rome

February 1, 2020 |

Outspoken cleric and former Queen’s chaplain Dr Gavin Ashenden has shocked his evangelical devotees by becoming a Catholic.

Dr Ashenden featured in the last issue of HEART (Dec/Jan) after speaking at a meeting in Sussex hosted by Rev Michael Blades, … Read More

Freddie Gallichan

February 1, 2020 |

Last updated on February 3rd, 2020 at 07:10 pm

HEART supporter Freddie Gallichan, seen here with his wife Anne, has passed away aged 88. Freddie and Anne featured in this paper when we reported on the Gospel services they held … Read More

Footballer gets baptised

February 1, 2020 |

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino was baptised on 15 January in a swimming pool.

Firmino said: “Jesus is love. [There is] no explanation. Just believe it.” The footballer shared a video of the ceremony in Hillingdon on Instagram. In the caption, … Read More

Government calms gay marriage fears

February 1, 2020 |

Now that same-sex marriage has been made legal in Northern Ireland, Secretary of State Julian Smith has reassured religious groups that their freedom of speech will be protected.

Smith promised legislation for free speech after the Christian Institute threatened legal … Read More

High Court to decide if kids should be given trans drugs

February 1, 2020 |

A former psychiatric nurse at the Tavistock Clinic, which helps teens change their gender medically, is launching legal action against her former employer.

Susan Evans says that puberty blockers for under-18s should be illegal and that children, including some who … Read More

London outreach sees hundreds turn to Christ

February 1, 2020 |

‘The Turning’, a simple evangelistic initiative, has been reaping a harvest in London.

Rev Alex Afriyie of the London Turning Team reports that after just “one hour of evangelism over 100 people responded to the Gospel in prayer”.

After three … Read More

Grooming gangs out of control

February 1, 2020 |

Thousands of children who could be saved from sexual exploitation are still being abandoned because of politically correct attitudes.

Despite the widely publicised Rotherham scandal where organised abuse continued from the late 1980s until the 2010s, grooming gangs are not … Read More

Atheists target Christian doctor again

February 1, 2020 |

A Christian GP accused of trying to convert patients was cleared by the General Medical Council (GMC) in December – but it is investigating him again.

The National Secular Society (NSS) brought the original accusations against Dr Richard Scott to … Read More

Sex education to be compulsory in Wales

February 1, 2020 |

The Welsh government announced on 22 January that parents will no longer be able to remove their children from sex or religious education.

Welsh children from the age of five will be taught RE and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) … Read More

Family sues over dead daughter

February 1, 2020 |

The churchgoing family of London teenager Nora Quoirin, who was found dead after she disappeared from a Malaysian resort last year, is suing the hotel’s owner for alleged negligence. Quoirin, 15, who had special needs, went missing from the room … Read More

Iran update

February 1, 2020 |

Last updated on February 7th, 2020 at 03:48 pm

Students refuse to trample Israeli flag

Students at Tehran’s prestigious Beheshti University refused to trample giant US and Israeli flags and booed those who did, Twitter video footage has shown.

Protesting … Read More

Can anyone spot the truth any more?

February 1, 2020 |

From the royal family to Iran and President Trump’s impeachment, it’s hard to tell truth from deception

The apostle Paul, writing to his young disciple Timothy, gave a powerful warning that is relevant for us today.

He said, “The time … Read More

Labour on the gallows

February 1, 2020 |

The election result has removed a major threat to Britain’s Jewish community

by Charles Gardner

The devastating blow to Labour’s fortunes in December’s election is somewhat reminiscent of the way the Jews of ancient Persia were saved from annihilation … Read More

Twitter censors terror victim

February 1, 2020 |

An attempt to highlight the Palestinian Authority’s grotesque pay-for-slay policy was initially censored by social media giant Twitter.

In thanking Prime Minister Boris Johnson in advance for his plan to stop funding the PA’s so-called Martyrs Fund, which pays salaries … Read More

Prince visits Israel

February 1, 2020 |

The first official visit to Israel of Prince Charles is expected to contribute to a positive new era in British-Israeli relations. The heir to the throne was scheduled to attend January’s World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem following the 2018 … Read More

$150bn price of peace

February 1, 2020 |

Middle East observers are speculating over whether President Trump’s so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ will include $150 billion compensation for property left behind by some 850,000 Jews forced to flee Arab nations in 1948 when the new-born Jewish state came … Read More

BDS backfired

February 1, 2020 |
  •  In what was seen as one of Boris Johnson’s legislative priorities, the UK Parliament is set to pass legislation banning support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as anti-Semitic.
  • BDS has backfired: in November, representatives … Read More

Landmark gas exports to Egypt

February 1, 2020 |

On 15 January, Israel began its first day of exporting natural gas to its southern neighbour Egypt as part of a landmark deal signed in December. According to reports, Israel will supply natural gas to Egypt for the next 15 … Read More

Israel news in brief

February 1, 2020 |
  • A photo of Palestinian students giving a Nazi salute was recently posted on the Arab language Facebook page of the Quds News
  • A senior Israeli rabbi on a visit to London was severely beaten by two teenagers yelling anti-Semitic … Read More

Pastor ‘resurrected’ after prayer

February 1, 2020 |

Last updated on February 7th, 2020 at 03:51 pm

A week after HEART Partner pastor Chris Wickland warned his church’s leaders about key Christians being “taken out”, he suffered a cardiac arrest. His wife Tracey told HEART about his miraculous … Read More

“Jesus set me free from depression”

February 1, 2020 |

Excruciating back pain and four years of depression made Daniel Richards, 19, suicidal. But thanks to his mother’s persistent prayers, divine intervention was just around the corner “If it wasn’t for Jesus, I’d either be dead or in a psychiatric … Read More

Severe sentence for Chinese pastor

February 1, 2020 |

A Chinese megachurch pastor, Wang Yi, has been jailed for nine years for “subversion of state power” and “illegally operating a business”.

According to Faithwire, Yi, the lead pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu (the capital of Sichuan … Read More

ISIS executes 11 Nigerians as “message” to all Christians

February 1, 2020 |

An Islamic jihadist group has killed 11 Christians in Nigeria in revenge for the US assassinations of Isis leader Bakr al-Baghdadi and his spokesman last year.

“This message is to the Christians in the world”

The Isis faction, called the … Read More

Boris pledges support for persecuted Christians

February 1, 2020 |

The Prime Minister’s Christmas message highlighted the plight of Christians around the globe who are suffering for their faith, and he promised to defend them.

Boris Johnson said: “Today of all days, I want us to remember those Christians around … Read More

New Sudan government reverses years of persecution

February 1, 2020 |

The attendance of Muslim government officials at a Christmas celebration in Sudan shows how far religious freedom has progressed since the new regime took office.

After making Christmas a public holiday for the first time in eight years, the government … Read More

Iranian converts imprisoned

February 1, 2020 |

While the world’s eyes were on tensions between Iran and the USA at the beginning of the year, the Iranian regime continued cracking down on Christians.

A pastor and eight other believers were sentenced to a combined total of 45 … Read More

Kenyans won’t just take the money

February 1, 2020 |

Last updated on February 7th, 2020 at 03:55 pm

by Dr Lisa Nolland

Horrified by the needs but encouraged by changed lives, Lisa Nolland reports on how Kenyans are resisting the pressure to adopt the West’s LGBT agenda

Kenya is … Read More

Abortion biggest killer on Earth

February 1, 2020 |

Over 42 million abortions were carried out across the globe last year, according to Right to Life. Christian Concern calculated that the statistic makes abortion the greatest single cause of death in 2019, accounting for 42 per cent of the … Read More

Massive petition protests ‘gay Jesus’ comedy

February 1, 2020 |

A “blasphemous” Netflix film has caused uproar, sparking huge petitions against it.

Mary and God are portrayed as lovers

In ‘The First Temptation of Jesus Christ’, Jesus returns from the desert and brings home his boyfriend to meet his family. … Read More

Ancient Ethiopian church discovered

February 1, 2020 |

Archaeologists have found the remains of a 1,700 year old church in Ethiopia.

The ancient Roman-style basilica is the oldest known church in sub-Saharan Africa and shows how far the Christian faith spread in the first three centuries.

Faithwire reports … Read More

Feminists burn pro-lifer’s car

February 1, 2020 |

A journalist supporting the March for Life in Germany was targeted by a feminist group who set fire to his car and publicised his home address – where his children also live.

Extremist pro-abortion group Feministische Autonome Zelle celebrated the … Read More

United Methodist Church disunites

February 1, 2020 |

The United Methodist Church (UMC) of the USA is resolving its dispute over gay ‘marriage’ by splitting.

The Washington Post reports that the agreement enables UMC clergy who officiate at same-sex weddings to avoid suspension or expulsion. By default, local … Read More

News in brief

February 1, 2020 |

Spain: Catholic Church launches ‘years long’ marriage training course to cut divorce rates.

Spain’s Catholic hierarchy has designed a “two to three year” course for engaged couples to take before their wedding. Currently, Spanish couples only have 20 hours … Read More

Letters to the Editor

February 1, 2020 |

Last updated on February 6th, 2020 at 07:22 pm

Election thanksgiving

The Archbishop of Canterbury failed to realise that Brexit was a spiritual issue and thus recommended remaining in the EU.

Nevertheless, in view of the miraculous general election result, … Read More

The indestructible Jew

February 1, 2020 |

One of the most amazing statements about the Jewish people was made by the wife of one of their greatest enemies.

Haman had a pathological hatred of the Jews. Yet his wife Zeresh declared, “Since Mordecai… is of Jewish origin, … Read More

Global warming: man, sun or God?

January 31, 2020 |

We may be seeing a prelude to the prophesied end-time climatic judgements 1: IT’S MAN:

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that man-made, or anthropogenic, carbon dioxide (CO2) is largely responsible for the 0.8°C rise in global temperature … Read More

NO, THE EARTH ISN’T OVERPOPULATED

January 31, 2020 |

CLIMATE CHANGE ‘HYSTERIA’ IS CAUSING US TO ACCEPT THE OVERPOPULATION MYTH

Are we really running out of food for the world’s population?

Worldwide famine for the 1970s and 80s was predicted by Paul Ehrlich in his popular book, ‘The Population … Read More

Reclaiming Britain’s inheritance

January 31, 2020 |

Brexit has given us an opportunity to regain our God-given identity as a nation.

We have been a fiercely independent people, an island nation with the English Channel separating us from Europe. It is God who sets the nations’ boundaries, … Read More

Now for the GOOD news!

January 31, 2020 |

Charles Gardner shares some touching stories WELSH CHAPELS TO RE-OPEN

A retired chartered surveyor has invested £200,000 of his own savings in re-opening a dozen dis- used chapels in the South Wales valleys where a great revival broke out in … Read More

Neither Bomb nor Bullet

December 4, 2019 |

Archbishop on the front line New biography of Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi, of Jos, Nigeria

‘Three times they’ve tried to kill me. They’ve come close. But each time just makes me more determined to live my life to the full for … Read More

Whitewashed virtue

November 23, 2019 |

Last updated on December 20th, 2019 at 05:21 pm

Dr Sanjee Perera, a research fellow at the University of Birmingham, gave a keynote talk titled, ‘Where have all the black saints gone?’ at this October’s Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE) at … Read More

Christians set to flee Iraq & Syria

November 23, 2019 |

Last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 03:22 pm

Turkish invasion could wipe out cradle of Christianity

by Andrew Boyd and Andrew Halloway

An uncertain future: will these children, living as refugees in Erbil, Kurdistan, be the last generation of … Read More

Gospel message comes to Pompey

November 23, 2019 |

Last updated on December 20th, 2019 at 05:25 pm

J John kicks off another JustOne campaign

POPULAR evangelist J John’s successful ‘JustOne’ outreach initiative has already united churches and drawn crowds to large arenas in London, Kent and Belfast. Now … Read More

Estate agents forego roof over head to help homeless

November 23, 2019 |

Last updated on December 20th, 2019 at 05:28 pm

WHAT DO three bank staff, four insurance brokers, three estate agents and three ministers of religion have in common?

They all slept outside in five degrees to raise money for the … Read More

Judges hear of eternal judgement

November 23, 2019 |

Last updated on December 20th, 2019 at 05:35 pm

DIGNITARIES in their Sunday best heard an unmistakeable Gospel message at a Judges Service. The annual event, usually a rather dry occasion, was given new life by West Sussex High Sheriff … Read More

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