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HEART Christian newspaper | August 10, 2020

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For my neighbour – you are not forgotten supplement Aug/Sept

August 2, 2020 |

This special 4-page pullout is in every copy of HEART newspaper to be put through your neighbours’ doors. Click cover image below to download.

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Prophecy Today supplement

August 1, 2020 |

Last updated on August 5th, 2020 at 11:46 am

The nation is hungry for truth, but are churches capable of declaring it? Read More

No tearing and no trembling

August 1, 2020 |

When the priest Ezra discovered that the leaders and rulers of his people had led the way in adopting what the King James Bible calls the “filth” of the surrounding nations, he tore his robe.

This drew to him all … Read More

Revival or judgement?

August 1, 2020 |

Long before Covid-19 struck there was, and still is, a marked divergence in views regarding what we can expect to see in the immediate future

By Colin Wilson

In late June Dana Coverstone, a hitherto-unknown church leader in the US, … Read More

Wrestling for ancient rights

August 1, 2020 |

King John signs Magna Carta in 1215

While some have argued that the lockdown of civilian life itself was illegal, as it applied Public Health regulations aimed at the sick to the healthy majority of the population, churches also have … Read More

Extreme abortion moves defeated

August 1, 2020 |

by Andrew Halloway

Pro-life campaigners were relieved when two extreme abortion measures failed to be added to the government’s Domestic Abuse Bill.

Two new clauses were to be introduced under cover of protecting domestic abuse victims. New Clause 29 would … Read More

Parents petition for sex ed watchdog

August 1, 2020 |

While parents cannot stop compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) being introduced into schools from September, they can campaign for greater transparency.

Education group The Values Foundation has raised a petition calling on the government to set up an RSE … Read More

Victory for Christian fostering agency

August 1, 2020 |

by Andrew Halloway

The Cornerstone Adoption and Fostering Service can continue its ‘Christians only’ policy after the High Court ruled in its favour.

Ofsted had tried to ban the England’s only evangelical Christian fostering agency from recruiting only Christian carers.

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Government in court for U-turn on porn

August 1, 2020 |

by Andrew Halloway

The government could be forced to introduce a ban on children watching online pornography after failing to implement plans approved by Parliament.

Regulations to require pornographers to introduce strict age-verification checks online were approved under the Digital … Read More

New ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ guidance

August 1, 2020 |

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, will be producing new guidance on ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) procedures, following accusations of mixed messaging for care homes during the coronavirus outbreak. Two new documents will appear on the NHS website: one for doctors, … Read More

Black people should join police, says top pastor

August 1, 2020 |

by Andrew Halloway

The leader of the UK’s biggest Pentecostal church has urged black people to take an active role in public life such as serving in the police, government and judiciary.

Pastor Agu Irukwu of the Redeemed Christian Church … Read More

Girls ‘de-transitioning’ during lockdown

August 1, 2020 |

Girls wishing to become boys have been ‘de-transitioning’ after lockdown reduced peer pressure.

Writing on parenting forum MumsNet, a high school staff member revealed that in their school where nine Year 9 girls identified as boys, seven had de-transitioned since … Read More

Prayer inspiration

August 1, 2020 |


Pray for protection for all citizens – Jewish, Muslim, Christian – and for jobs to be created to replace those lost during lockdown, and for immigrants and Holocaust survivors to have all they need. See pages 8-10 for more … Read More

Light at the end of the tunnel

July 31, 2020 |

It’s time to tell our friends and neighbours why God has sent (or allowed) this pandemic to hit every nation in the world We are in the middle of summer, but already there is a lot of talk about a … Read More

David vs Goliath

July 31, 2020 |

South Africa’s political and religious storm is one that we should also tackle

by Charles Gardner

A battle over Israel is raging in South Africa – both in political and theological terms.

And the only reason it’s not happening in … Read More

In Brief

July 31, 2020 |

by Charles Gardner

Blood libel balladeers

British singer Dua Lipa has defamed the Israeli army with blood libel-type false accusations through re-posting a vicious anti-Semitic rant by her friend Vin Arfuso.

It claims that “the big bad tough guys of … Read More

Evangelist who trained millions

July 31, 2020 |

US Pentecostal preacher Dr Morris Cerullo died from pneumonia on 10 July, aged 88.

The controversial evangelist preached across the world, including in Brazil, Mexico and Nigeria and was passionate about training young pastors. His website states that by the … Read More

Influential theologian was “a giant of his time”

July 31, 2020 |

English-born theologian Dr James (‘Jim’) Innell Packer, one of the most influential evangelical leaders of modern times, died on 17 July, aged 93.

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Wrestling for Jesus

July 31, 2020 |

Last updated on August 5th, 2020 at 11:46 am

“Pray, eat, wrestle, repeat” is the motto of the wrestling champ who survived sexual abuse and sleeping in a skip

by Chris Eyte

LIGHTS beam onto the wrestling ring and the … Read More

Creation Corner

July 30, 2020 |

by Geoff Chapman

Exploding the “biological big bang” These weird and wonderful creatures defeated Darwin and Dawkins

There are many scientific problems with the theory of evolution, and some of them just won’t go away. 

One of the most serious … Read More

New York’s Covid-19 rules biased against religion

July 30, 2020 |

International News by Andrew Halloway

After a group of Jews and Catholics took New York to court over coronavirus restrictions, the federal judge ruled the city’s leaders had unfairly targeted worshippers.

District Judge Gary L Sharpe said that New York … Read More

Hong Kong Christians fear China’s new powers

July 30, 2020 |

International News by Andrew Halloway

The Chinese regime’s new security restrictions on Hong Kong have made Christians in the city afraid for the future.

China has effectively stripped Hong Kong residents of their freedom of speech and legal right to … Read More

UN abortion plan defeated

July 30, 2020 |

International News by Andrew Halloway

The United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) wanted some of the funds meant for the Covid-19 aid effort to be spent on abortion, but pro-life groups alerted member countries who rejected the move.

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Hagia Sophia mosque conversion saddens churches

July 30, 2020 |

International News by Andrew Halloway

The Turkish government’s decision to turn Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum into a mosque has disappointed churches across the world.

“A sign of exclusion and division”

A representative of the Russian Orthodox Church said: “The reaction … Read More

BLM: Nigerian pastors speak out

July 30, 2020 |

by Laura Osubor

The death of George Floyd sparked protests all around the world as people rallied under the  Black Lives Matter (BLM) banner.

This movement, birthed in the United States to fight police brutality against African-Americans, is now known … Read More

Bring back Mission Praise! Part two

July 30, 2020 |

This is the second part of a review that appeared in our June/July issue, chosen to chime with the needs of home worship. To read the first part click here ‘Why I Left the Contemporary Christian Music Movement: Confessions of … Read More

‘Journey to the Holocaust: Anti-Semitism, the Bible and History’

July 30, 2020 |

by Dr Susanna Kokkonen

English translation published in 2020

Want to know more about the Holocaust? This is your comprehensive yet readable guide from a Holocaust expert.

Dr Kokkonen was formerly the director of Christian Friends of Yad Vashem at … Read More

Five Christians killed in India

July 30, 2020 |

Intolerance of Christians in India has been increasing in recent years, and in the latest incidents five Christians have died.

A Christian father of two was murdered in Jharkhand State by locals who opposed his conversion; they had also previously … Read More

Petition to save Pakistanis on death row

July 30, 2020 |

Campaigning group CitizenGO has raised a petition in support of two Christians sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan.

Shagufta Kauser and disabled husband Shafqat Masih are among over 150 Christians languishing on death row in Pakistan due to the … Read More

Nigeria: Media ignore Muslim extremists’ attacks

July 30, 2020 |

Mervyn Thomas challenged the media’s apathy over murdered Nigerian Christians

Most attacks on Christians in Nigeria go unreported by local and international media, according to ASSIST News.

The Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) or EYN … Read More

Mosque incites attack on Christians

July 30, 2020 |

Picture from Azri Alhaq/Morning Star News

One Sudanese Christian has died and others were injured after mosque leaders in east Khartoum called for Christians to be expelled from the “Muslim area”.

The imams made their inflammatory remarks after evening prayers … Read More

Photographer sues state to protect his business

July 30, 2020 |

A Christian photographer has filed a lawsuit to protect his business from state persecution.

Chris Herring, pictured above, believes the US state of Virginia’s new Values Act may force him to choose between his beliefs on marriage and saving his … Read More

Smartphones have a sinister side

July 30, 2020 |

Forbidden to see their friends during lockdown, children have been interacting on smartphones and tablets even more than usual.

Children are becoming addicted to their phones

With ever younger children owning mobile phones, many parents are concerned that their offspring … Read More

Tiny lives matter, too

July 30, 2020 |

Some time ago, I was approached in Worthing by vegans wearing animal masks and displaying graphic pictures of slaughtered animals.

I decided to ask them, “What is more important, the life of a calf, or an aborted foetus?”

Silence ensued. … Read More

Letters Page

July 30, 2020 |

Locusts are not a judgement

I have great respect for Dr Clifford Hill’s ministry, but I cannot agree that the African countries suffering from the locust plague are under judgement because of their attitude to Israel (‘The day of the … Read More

Read the June/July issue online!

June 14, 2020 |

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For my neighbour – you are not forgotten

June 9, 2020 |

This special 4-page pullout is in every copy of HEART newspaper to be put through your neighbours’ doors. Click cover image below to download.

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Prophecy Today Supplement

June 9, 2020 |

God may be shaking the nations, but Rev Dr Clifford Hill brings a message of hope.

Click below to download or view the supplement from the June July issue.

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June 9, 2020 |

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June 9, 2020 |


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Was this judgement?

June 7, 2020 |

Eye-watering debt and social breakdown loom… The good news? More babies will survive. Meanwhile, churches are lumped in with leisure centres in the post-lockdown pecking order

By Dave Borlase

Britain faces a debt burden that will be felt for at … Read More

News in brief 

June 7, 2020 |


UK-EU trade talks are continuing; the deadline to agree an extension to the Brexit transition period is the end of June. Dave Borlase says: “The EU will no doubt use this virus to try to push back the end … Read More

Mortgaging the future

June 7, 2020 |

Last updated on June 21st, 2020 at 05:12 pm

Covid-19’s legacy will prove terminal for the current world system, says Philip Wren

Maybe the economy will bounce back as the government hopes. Maybe tax revenues will quickly recover, allowing debts … Read More

Locked down but not locked out

June 6, 2020 |

Shetlanders threw their nets wider Zoom meetings may have palled for some after ten weeks of isolation (you can’t greet a screen with a holy kiss), but they did save travel time and expense When God closes a church door, … Read More

Thousands dial up hymns

June 6, 2020 |

Last updated on June 9th, 2020 at 09:39 am

A free dial-a-hymn hotline received more than 106,000 calls in just over four weeks.

Daily Hope offers well-known hymns, prayers and worship services from the Church of England. Launched in April … Read More

Good news in brief

June 6, 2020 |

Bibles flying off the shelves

The Bible has experienced a dramatic surge in sales as readers search for hope amid the pandemic. One US publisher had a 62 per cent increase in April compared to last year.

Spike in online … Read More

“Three years of great humbling will come upon this nation…”

June 6, 2020 |

Last updated on June 21st, 2020 at 06:29 pm

In the days before the prophet Samuel, we are told “the Word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation” (1 Samuel 3:1). That is not … Read More

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