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31 May 2017

Best of the Alliance: May 2017


Of course, May was been dominated by the snap election to be held at the beginning of June. The Alliance's advocacy team were hard at work creating resources for Christians to use to help them think about how they would vote, focusing on the themes of love, truth, justice and freedom.
Election squares

Why should you vote?

Our most popular post on Facebook during May was a video of Richard Langmead, CEO of Alliance members Urban Saints, talking about why he thinks we should be voting. You can watch his video, and lots of others, on our Facebook page.

idea magazine

During May we were sharing articles from the Alliance magazine idea, which was all about creativity – did God make us all creative? What's the theology of our creator God? How can we use creative skills in our evangelism? You can read all these articles and lots more here.

idea carousel


The tragic attack in Manchester on 22 May led the Church across the UK to pray for comfort, peace and mercy in these often frightening times. Our prayer for Manchester was widely shared on Twitter.
Twitter May

Friday Night Theology: do not be afraid

In response to the attack, the Alliance's own Flavio Guarratto drew on the story of David and Goliath when he wrote in Friday Night Theology:

"David's ultimate source of security was in the Lord, nothing else. He told Saul in verse 37: "The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine." We do have wonderful security forces in the UK, but this scripture and many others reminds us that the believer's ultimate source of security must be the Lord."

Gav Calver: TV presenter

And over on Instagram, our followers loved the news that Alliance's director of mission, Gav Calver, was turning his hand to a bit of TV presenting! Watch out for his chat shows talking about how we can keep reaching the UK with the good news of Jesus. And if you're not following us on Instagram yet, here's your chance.
Insta May