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Is there a relationship between politics and biblical love?

In order to address these questions, I’m drawing from Martin Luther King Jr., who is known to have talked and written a lot about biblical love. He famously followed a version of the classical distinctions between different kinds of love. Eros, which he understood as romantic love, philia, the love…

1 July 2017

Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly… don’t gentrify?

The busy but previously neglected zone 2 enclave of Peckham is having its moment. Whether that moment is one of progress or destruction depends on your perspective. Hailed by publications as remote as American Vogue as a “cultural epicentre” after years of association with “Only Fools and Horses…

1 July 2017
Guest writer

5 ways to show love in society today

1. Love your neighbour Jesus was very simple in his response to the strategy on how to love society: to love your neighbour. This love can show itself in a multitude of ways, but it’s probably best to think about what action or reaction is the most loving thing to do to the person who is my…

1 July 2017
Roger Sutton

The hallmark of those who follow Jesus

The Talking Jesus research is a major survey conducted by the Barna Group on behalf of the church of England, Hope and the Evangelical Alliance, which explores perceptions of Jesus, Christians and evangelism in the adult population across England. One of the most fascinating findings coming out of…

1 July 2017

Transforming through the years

Today, Tearfund works in more than 50 countries and is known as one of the UK's top aid agencies. We celebrate its transforming impact to so many, and talk to chief executive Nigel Harris on Tearfund's legacy and what 2018 will bring. Linked with the Alliance over the years, Tearfund started out…

1 January 2018
Guest writer

Stopping chaos and building a future

Estimating that the charity's work with more than 3,000 volunteers could reduce children going into care by 15 per cent*, the DfE report said the work had: "Potential to support several thousand of England's neediest children; to greatly reduce the numbers of children in care, and to demonstrably…

1 January 2018
Guest writer

Ruth Awogbade: transforming how women engage with faith

Featured in mainstream national and international press, she is recognised for her work on faith and issues for women of her generation. Under the banner 'Faith-Feminism-Fashion' she runs Magnify magazine and regular Magnify events. We found out what inspires her transformation work. You are known…

1 January 2018
Guest writer

Resurrection of hope

Fog hung over the city like the sorrow that hung over Leah's heart. As she walked through the city gate, she felt the mist run clammy fingers down her neck. She shivered, and pulled her headscarf tighter. It felt odd to be out of the house. For the past two days she had been shut up in it with all…

1 January 2018
Guest writer

Making the connection

Mountains figure prominently in the gospel of Matthew. They are the place of drama, of battles between Jesus and Satan, of appearances and transfigurations; of hungry crowds that have gathered around Jesus with their sick for healing and feeding. Mountains are the setting for famous sermons and we…

1 January 2018
Guest writer

Movement Day – What a day!

I began to reflect back on a conversation Roger Sutton and I had almost seven years previously. Roger, after 22 years of pastoral ministry at Altringham Baptist church was sensing God was asking him to respond to a new challenge. In a strange and yet what turned out to be significant conversation,…

1 January 2018
Steve Clifford

Joining the movement - what next?

Concluding the day Roger Sutton, director of Movement Day UK gave a challenge: "What could your place look like in 15 years' time if we really got our act together? It's all about unity: working together in strategic and coordinated ways. About prayer and need for God's power in the social,…

1 January 2018
Guest writer

Establishing God’s kingdom in the next generation

"Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9-13, KJV)." This manner in which Jesus taught us to pray inspires me to make my life count for the purposes of God. It inspires me to play my part in seeing churches…

26 April 2018
Andy Frost

Flying the gospel to the ends of the earth

The developing world has seen no shortage of calamity, conflict, instability and suffering over the past century. Folk just have to turn on the news to see communities torn apart by war, battered by floods or stifled by insufficient medical care. So frequent are these types of news stories, that…

26 April 2018
Naomi Osinnowo

Home is where the heart is in the kingdom of God

As I put my fingers to the keyboard to write this article, I'm still struck by my interview with Pete Cunningham, director of Green Pastures CBS Limited. Pastor Pete, as he is known, insisted that we meet face to face at the Evangelical Alliance's head office in London for the interview; and if we…

26 April 2018
Naomi Osinnowo

We want to see the kingdom of God break out across Scotland

More than 20 years after the revival of Whiteinch church, Shona Stirling, director of pastoral care at the church's charity, Whiteinch Transformation, tells the Evangelical Alliance's editorial content manager, Naomi Osinnowo, how the church and its charity are on a mission to see the kingdom of…

26 April 2018
Naomi Osinnowo

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