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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:36:01 GMT
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:36:02 GMT
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
The majority of voters think the threat of legal action against a Christian bakery which declined to produce a pro-gay marriage campaign cake is over the top, a new poll has found. The survey revealed that 60 per cent of British adults think it was “disproportionately heavy-handed” for the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland to [...]
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:17:41 +0000
Proposals to allow three-parent babies will be pushed forward by the Government, despite more than 60 per cent of people opposing the plans in a consultation. Health Minister Jane Ellison announced the move yesterday, as the responses to a twelve-week Government consultation were released. Figures showed that of 1,857 responses, 1,152 opposed the idea of [...]
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:29:36 +0000
Belief in God is a “virus”, and evangelical Christianity is one of the more “virulent infections”, a Conservative Peer and columnist for The Times has claimed. In an attack on faith schools, Matt Ridley said that “rationalists” want to “protect” children from religion. And the Peer, who is a supporter of the British Humanist Association, [...]
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:00:58 +0000
The number of couples travelling from Britain to the US in order to have sex-selective IVF treatment is rising by 20 per cent every year, a fertility doctor has said. Dr Daniel Potter, who heads a large clinic in California, said that eight in ten couples from Britain are choosing to have a girl. The [...]
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:44:53 +0000
A Peer who has spinal muscular atrophy has told the House of Lords that legalising assisted suicide “frightens” her because she could be tempted to ask for it in the future. Baroness Campbell of Surbiton made the comments on Friday during a debate on Lord Falconer’s Bill, which would allow patients thought to have six [...]
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:00:50 +0000
The Christian bakery facing court because of their traditional marriage stance have spoken out in the national media, saying, “we are staying true to our beliefs”. Daniel McArthur has been at the centre of a religious liberty debate after the bakery he manages – Ashers Baking Company – declined to decorate a cake with the [...]
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:26:26 +0000
Peers have passionately spoken out against a law to introduce assisted suicide, with one disabled Baroness describing the proposals as a “runaway train”. Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, who uses a wheelchair and has spinal muscular atrophy, said: “My own experience of progressive deterioration has taught me that there is no situation that cannot be improved.” [...]
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:36:03 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...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:36:03 GMT
Algeria's national airline says contact has been lost with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso, with one official saying it has crashed.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:24:43 GMT
At least 15 people have been killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza was shelled, the Gaza health ministry says.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:18:53 GMT
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:18:08 GMT
Islamist group Isis orders women aged 11 to 46 in Mosul, Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation, the UN says.
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:34:52 GMT
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:52:50 GMT
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:21:46 GMT
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 according to Commission.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:52:08 GMT