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Clive Price reports
PRINCE CHARLES has joined a chorus of cries “that is sounding louder and louder in the UK” on behalf of the suffering Church, says Barnabas Fund International Director Dr Patrick Sookhdeo.
The Prince of Wales focused a recent speech on the plight of Christians in the Middle East. Just before Christmas he spent the day visiting UK-based eastern churches, and Dr Sookhdeo was able to talk to the Prince.
A BAPTIST scholar and activist has responded positively to the Pope’s plea for suffering believers across the globe – by setting his own alarm to pray daily for them.
Song performed by quadriplegic speaker Joni is tipped for movie award
HOLLYWOOD HAS BEEN REELING from the shock of a humble Christian film song being short-listed for the Oscars, overtaking the likes of Coldplay and Taylor Swift.
Last issue we reported on the miraculous purchase of a new building for a Hastings church. Now Wallace Boulton gives an update on its vision – and the simple lifestyle of its minister
HASTINGS pastor Chris Sears may have been awarded the MBE for his work with street people – but this modest man gives the credit to God.
FOR THE 12th YEAR IN A ROW, NORTH KOREA HAS TOPPED THE WORLD WATCH LIST OF COUNTRIES WHERE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IS MOST SEVERE.
Open Doors, the organisation which compiles the list, says of the Communist dictatorship on its website: “The God-like worship of the leader, Kim Jong-Un, and his predecessors leaves no room for any other religion and Christians face unimaginable pressure in every sphere of life. Forced to meet only in secret, they dare not share their faith even with their families, for fear of imprisonment in a labour camp.
Popular Teacher David Pawson rejects the rapture and dismisses talk of the “End Times”
Conference: The Church, Israel and the End Times, hosted by the Emmaus Group, Crawley, 9 November 2013
ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF KRISTALLNACHT, the night of 9 November 1938, when organised violence against Jews broke out in Germany, Howard Stern of the Emmaus Group introduced the conference by saying that the response of the Church had been – a deafening silence. The next time it comes, he warned, the Christians will be included.
Behind the scenes of hit series “The Bible”
Nearly 50 snakes had to be cleared from the foot of the cross during the filming of a crucifixion scene for a new religious series.
It drew TV audiences of more than 100 million in the US, and the DVD sold more than 525,000 in the first week. Yet this was no Hollywood romantic comedy or action thriller, but a ten-hour TV series simply called “The Bible”.