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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:44:56 GMT
Christenings - a positive choice
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest - Prayers released ahead of today's minute's silence to remember those killed in the Tunisia shootings
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:44:56 GMT
A national newspaper columnist has criticised Britain’s increasingly secular society which “seems indifferent” to almost 200,000 abortions every year but “can’t find room for faith schools”. Tim Montgomerie, writing in The Times, said while Britain and America are moving away from their Christian heritage, “they don’t need to become anti-Christian societies”. The columnist, who co-founded [...]
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:54:47 +0000
Controversial plans to assign a named person to every child in Scotland should be reconsidered as precious resources will be diverted from the most at-risk children, according to a candidate for the Scottish Labour leadership. Father of six Ken Macintosh MSP said the scheme will make it “harder” to help children who are most vulnerable. [...]
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:49:51 +0000
MSPs have launched an inquiry into end-of-life care provision in Scotland, after the issue was highlighted during debates on legalising assisted suicide. In May, a Bill to allow people as young as 16 to get help to kill themselves was rejected at Holyrood by 82 votes to 36. But concerns about the availability and quality [...]
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:20:47 +0000
The Scottish police service has criticised the controversial Named Person Scheme and warned that it could make it harder to identify children who are at risk of abuse. Chief Superintendent Alan Waddell, of Police Scotland, said that asking the police to play a role in the scheme could affect its “ability to accurately assess vulnerability”. [...]
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:39:05 +0000
Introducing assisted suicide would thwart efforts to help vulnerable people, Peers have warned. Lord Alton said society helps suicidal people to live, not die, but legalising assisted suicide would “cut completely across” such attempts. His comments chime with concerns from Baroness Hollins – a former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists – who said [...]
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:10:55 +0000
More than £100,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent on promotional events for the controversial Named Person scheme, in a move heavily criticised by campaigners. A spokesman for the No to Named Persons group said it is an “absolute outrage a government which is pleading poverty” can spend this amount of public funds on its [...]
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:07:05 +0000
A mother has spoken out against plans to allow abortion on the grounds of disability in South Carolina, after her son who has a rare genetic condition celebrated his 14th birthday. Marta McClanahan’s son Kayden has Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards’ syndrome. Doctors said after he was born that if he were to live [...]
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:23:24 +0000
A consultation on draft guidance for the Scottish Government’s Named Person scheme has revealed widespread concerns from charities, health boards, councils and individuals. Responding to the findings, The Herald newspaper – a consistent supporter of the proposals – highlighted a number of serious concerns and called for the plans for a lower threshold of intervention [...]
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:36:51 +0000
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:44:56 GMT
In part 6 of 'The Father Heart Of God' we conclude our series which has brought transforming truths from Abba's heart to yours. We began by seeing that Father's heart 'Beats With The Rhythm Of Grace', and then saw that it is 'The Answer For Our Aching Hearts'. We continued by learning how 'Father Flaws' and 'Mother Wounds' can cloud our understanding and experience of God as our Father. Last week we learned of the dangers of 'Elder Brother Disease' - and now our conclusion demonstrates the great importance of 'Abiding In Abba's Love'. This sermon is available at http://www.preachtheword.com now in various video, MP3 audio and text formats...
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:10:02 GMT
David Legge's series on 'The Father Heart Of God', which has sought to share transforming truth from 'Abba's' heart to yours, is now complete. This 6-part series is now available as a free e-Book download in Adobe PDF, Amazon Kindle or ePub eBook formats from our Book Store. The audio for the entire series can also be downloaded in MP3 format, and video is available on our site and our YouTube channel.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:05:02 GMT
The featured sermon for July encourages us to live a 'Life Of Love', while our featured study series provides an in-depth look at 'The Sermon On The Mount'. Our featured evangelistic message examines 'The Hearing Of The Heart'...
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:01:10 GMT
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:44:56 GMT
With almost all the votes from a crucial referendum counted, Greeks overwhelmingly reject bailout terms offered by international creditors.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 20:58:41 GMT
A deal with Iran on its contentious nuclear programme is possible this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry says at talks in Vienna.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:45:07 GMT
French and German presidents applied pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes, says Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:27:34 GMT
Boko Haram militants are blamed for a suicide bomb attack in a Nigerian church at the end of a week in which more than 200 people were killed.
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 15:05:59 GMT
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:14:53 GMT
Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:06:39 GMT
Scientists say a compound in cat urine changes mouse behaviour, making them less afraid of cats.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:08:13 GMT
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:21:55 GMT