Amaris Cole

Andy Bannister

1 July 2017He says while sometimes it’s easier for Christians to believe it, we must be careful not to use it as an excuse. There are ‘green shoots’ of church growth everywhere and it’s exciting. But with a PhD in Islam and stories of being ‘demolished’ by Muslims who made him question his confidence in his own faith, perhaps he’s not a typical leader of an apologetics organisation. Amaris Cole caught up with the director of Solas, which is based in Scotland. Why did you decide to study Islam? It happened…

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Running for justice, receiving hope

1 July 2017A Muskathlon is a week-long adventure, culminating with a run, trek or ride through the communities that the Muskathletes are fundraising for. While she was there, Amaris and many of the other European Muskathletes on the trip met their sponsored child. Shema Prince is three years old and lives in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. He shares his home, a two-room house lit by one light, with his mother, father, two sisters and a brother. Two adopted brothers sometimes stay, too. This new year, I…

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Creative ways to reach the millennial generation

24 February 2017In just two decades the number of 20-somethings in the Church has halved. You were more likely to survive the Titanic than ‘survive’ Church into adulthood. More than 40 per cent of 18 – 24 year olds think “religion is more often the cause of evil in the world”. At the Evangelical Alliance, we couldn’t just sit back and watch a generation of people leave our beloved family of God. We wanted to do something, but weren’t sure what. We looked at the reasons that young adults left the Church, and…

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Evangelism for dummies

10 January 2017The experts give us their advice on how we can all share our faith.Chapter 1 - who should be an evangelist? Some Christians are amazing evangelists, and can reel off amazing stories of bringing people to Jesus. Gavin Calver, the Alliance's director of mission, is one of those people. So we asked him exactly who should be following his example."The short answer is that although some are set apart with the specific gift of the evangelist, all who love Jesus need to play their part in evangelism.…

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