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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:17:33 GMT
Daily Digest: Archbishop comments on Gaza
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: Bible translated into Cornish
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:17:33 GMT
Public opposition to assisted suicide grows dramatically when people are more informed of the arguments, a new poll has revealed. Figures show that many of those who initially express support for assisted suicide switch to opposing it when presented with evidence from places where the practice has been legalised. The ComRes poll found that 28 [...]
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:29:46 +0000
Britain’s largest abortion provider has faced criticism for suggesting morning-after pills should be given to new mothers. The idea was criticised by pro-life campaigner Josephine Quintavalle as making a “negative statement about childbirth”. The morning-after pill can cause an early stage abortion. ‘Respected’ BPAS, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, raised the issue in a report [...]
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:15:51 +0000
New broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly rejecting porn filters when prompted to install them by internet service providers, the industry watchdog Ofcom has found. The filters were proposed by Prime Minister David Cameron last year as part of a Government-backed scheme to protect children from explicit content online. Ofcom found that fewer than [...]
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:39 +0000
The Scottish Government’s “grotesque” named person proposals are a “disturbing manifestation of the politicisation of parenting”, a leading sociologist has warned. Dr Frank Furedi criticised a climate of over-zealous child protection policies commenting that: “Government initiatives are underpinned by the assumption that parents cannot be trusted and must be subject to constant surveillance”. Writing in [...]
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:37 +0000
Schoolchildren in Nottinghamshire have been warned that sending sexually explicit pictures via text and social media could lead to a criminal prosecution. The police sent a letter to all schools in the county, citing the recent case of a teenager who received a caution after ‘sexting’ her boyfriend. In another case, a teenage boy was [...]
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:53 +0000
Marriage has been redefined to be gender-neutral in the 13th edition of Chambers Dictionary. The dictionary now describes the institution as, “the ceremony, act or contract by which two people become married to each other”. The dictionary, first published in 1872, has also changed its definitions of husband and wife in order to reflect the [...]
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:20:44 +0000
Students at a school in Birmingham had to teach themselves Christian RE for GCSE, an investigation into the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair has revealed. The finding is among a number of startling episodes laid out in a report from Peter Clarke – former head of counterterrorism at the Metropolitan Police. Children were encouraged to express vocal [...]
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:46:21 +0000
President Obama has come under fire for forcing all federal contractors to conform to the administration’s view on sexuality through a so-called ‘anti-discrimination’ executive order. On Monday, the US president signed the order, which prevents federal contractors from discriminating against people who identify as LGBT, but does not exempt faith-based organisations. President Obama had received [...]
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:11:52 +0000
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:17:33 GMT
Join us for this new sermon on 'Earth Governing Heaven' as we consider how it is that God's will is done here on Earth. Is it possible that we as believers and the church of Jesus Christ are actually impeding God as He desires to act out His will? Who is in control? Heaven or Earth? What part should we play in our corporate and private prayers, so that God's will is done on Earth as it is in Heaven? Join us for this challenging message which is available now from in 32K MP3, 64K MP3, WMA and text formats...
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:00:01 GMT
Join us for this special series of video sermons on 'Welcoming The Presence', which aims to help us understand and prepare for the Presence Of God. This series is available to watch on our YouTube Channel, as well as individual MP4 video downloads at If you would instead like to read or listen to teaching on this subject, see David's previous series on 'The Presence Of God', or his messages on 'The Practice Of The Presence', 'The Missing Presence Of Christ' and 'Losing Christ'...
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:00:32 GMT
In the final part of 'When God ACTS!' we see that 'Convention Is Challenged' when God ACTS. Do our preconceived notions and presuppositions stand in the way of God doing His work in His way? Are we prepared to accept God doing a new thing in our lives and in our churches? Join us as we see how the conventions of those who made up the early church were challenged by the new thing God was doing in their midst. This sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:00:02 GMT
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:17:33 GMT
Israel is "determined" to destroy all militant tunnels from Gaza "with or without a ceasefire", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:35:54 GMT
Russian aviation experts plan to visit the site of the Flight MH17 crash in the east, as Ukraine calls a one-day truce with the rebels.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:03:50 GMT
Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:03:09 GMT
Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:46:01 GMT
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:53:11 GMT
Micro-drones are just starting to catch up with the hovering and flight performance of the tiny hummingbird, say scientists.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:52:18 GMT
Scientists have separated a particle from one of its physical properties - proving a theory known as the "quantum Cheshire Cat".
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:36:04 GMT
UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:23:36 GMT