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Advent

Why is it so special to Christians?

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In this blog, Christianna explains what makes advent such a special time for her: “Christmas seems to get earlier every year. This year, I noticed the Christmas range on the shelves of my local supermarket on November 1st. It was as if the manager had […]

Samaritan's Purse employees work in teams to construct thousands of temporary shelters for survivors of Haiti's earthquake.

Samaritan’s Purse

How does the organisation respond to humanitarian disasters?

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Samaritan’s Purse (UK & Ireland) is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in need in 18 countries across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The organisation was founded after World […]

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Advent Calendars

Where did they start and how can an advent calendar with a difference be used?

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One December a mother cut a cake into 24 pieces and put them onto a piece of cardboard. Her little boy got to eat one piece each day until Christmas.That little boy grew up to be a printer. He always remembered what his mother had […]

What is an evangelist?

Chip Kendall gives a quick summary of life as an evangelist.

  • Worship
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What is an evangelist?

Chip Kendall gives a quick summary of life as an evangelist.

  • Worship
  • Video

The English word “evangelism” comes from the Greek word euaggelion. As a noun the word literally translated means: “gospel” or “good news.” In the verb form (euaggelizesthai), the meaning of the word changes to mean “announce” or “bring good news.” The Greek word appears fifty-five […]

Is the Christian life an easy one to follow?

Chip Kendall shares some thoughts.

  • Rites of Passage
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Chip Kendall

Is the Christian life an easy one to follow?

Chip Kendall shares some thoughts.

  • Rites of Passage
  • Video

Do Christians have it easy? Is a Christian life an easy one to live? What is a Christian response when faced with opposition or anger? In this short film Chip Kendall, Christian artist and speaker, shares his thoughts about what it means to live a […]

Faith and Art – Mary Fleeson

How can ancient Celtic art influence contemporary Christian art?

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Faith and Art – Mary Fleeson

How can ancient Celtic art influence contemporary Christian art?

  • Worship
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Mary Fleeson is a Christian artist who lives on Lindisfarne where she helps to run the Lindisfarne Scriptorium. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne was key to the Christian faith being spread throughout the North of   England in the 7th century A.D. and was the […]

War and Peace

Teaching Resources and lesson materials

  • Social Issues
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War and Peace

Teaching Resources and lesson materials

  • Social Issues
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  Click here for resources on the issue of war.                     Click here for all the teaching resources on the subject of war and peace.

MCMXIV by Philip Larkin

What have we learnt from a century of war?

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MCMXIV by Philip Larkin

What have we learnt from a century of war?

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As we remember the 100th anniversary of World War One it is important to reflect on the fact that WW1 remains one of the most destructive wars ever. Its global impact on humanity was devastating and long lasting.

Christianity and Boxing

What life lessons can we learn from boxing?

  • Life
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Christianity and Boxing

What life lessons can we learn from boxing?

  • Life
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How do faith and boxing fit together? What life lessons can boxing teach us? Jonathan Pacquiao is a boxer and a Christian and he takes what he has learnt from boxing into schools to teach important life lessons. Watch this short film to find out […]

Where is God when bad things happen?

Discover the work of 'Hot Chocolate' and how they help in tough times

  • Issues of Injustice
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Where is God when bad things happen?

Discover the work of 'Hot Chocolate' and how they help in tough times

  • Issues of Injustice
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Based in Dundee ‘Hot Chocolate’ works alongside young people – who come in off the street looking for friendship and an helping hand. The aim of their work is to bring ‘The Good News’ a reality to all that come through the door. Sometimes this […]

Müllers

How is the work of George Müller continued today?

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Müllers

How is the work of George Müller continued today?

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George Müller was born in Prussia on the 27th September 1805. Müller’s early life was marked with trouble – at the age of 16 he ended up in prison for non payment of bills. This however all changed when at the age of 20 Müller became a […]

Real Heroes – Mary Slessor

What motivated one of the first overseas women missionaries?

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Real Heroes – Mary Slessor

What motivated one of the first overseas women missionaries?

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Mary Slessor was born on 2 December 1848 in Gilcomston, Scotland in a poor working class family. The Slessors moved to Dundee where they lived in the slums. Before long, Mary’s father and brothers died of pneumonia, leaving behind only Mary, her mother, and two sisters. […]