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October 2020
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Morningstar Wycliffe film in production

Production company Trinity Digital are continuing work on Morningstar, a documentary about 14th-century Bible translator John Wycliffe. The film combines interviews with historians as well as dramatic recreations of events from Wycliffe’s life. Interviews have been recorded ahead of the dramatised scenes due to be shot next year. Location filming in key sites such…

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September 2020
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BBC drops radical transgender organisations from its website

Public service broadcaster, the BBC, has removed some of the UK’s most controversial pro-trans groups from its online ‘gender identity’ information page. Links to Mermaids, The Gender Trust, and The Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), which promote radical transgender ideology, have been replaced with a link to the NHS. The move came…

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June 2020
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Tom Holland hits out at preachers who sound like ‘middle managers’

Mainstream church leaders are fumbling their opportunity to preach to a world tormented by the coronavirus and are instead talking like middle managers, says Tom Holland writing in The Telegraph. He said,  ‘The welfare state can provide care for the sick, but it cannot provide what Christianity, over the course of the past 2,000…

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April 2020
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BBC must not denigrate the views of traditional marriage supporters

Marriage campaigners have called for greater diversity of viewpoint at the BBC, after a YouGov survey suggested at least a quarter of British adults still supported traditional marriage. Research carried out by YouGov among more than 5,000 Brits showed that 24 percent of adults think same-sex marriage is wrong and 16 per cent say…

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April 2020
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Poll on Anglican views of gay marriage ‘misused’

weddMedia reports claiming Anglicans are more in favour of same-sex marriage are based on a misuse of polling data, critics have said. The public opinion survey was carried out by YouGov on behalf of the Ozanne Foundation, which campaigns for a more liberal attitude to sexual ethics. The Foundation claimed, ‘Nearly half of Church…

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March 2020
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Pastor Stephen Bignall steps down as ET letters editor

This month we say a fond farewell to Stephen Bignall from his role as ET’s letters editor. This task will be continued by John Tredgett (Carlisle). Steve Bignall emigrated with his wife and children to the UK from Australia in 1997. He studied at London Theological Seminary, while worshipping at Campus Church, Welwyn Garden…

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February 2020
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Netflix under pressure

Thousands of Christians in the UK joined forces with fellow believers around the world to cancel their Netflix subscriptions over a blasphemous Brazilian film which was streamed on the site over Christmas. Called ‘The First Temptation of Christ’, the so-called ‘comedy’ film insinuated Jesus had homosexual relations. More than 2.5 million people signed a…

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October 2019
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Songs of Praise alienates viewers

BBC’s popular Sunday show Songs of Praise has alienated many of its viewers after it featured a same-sex wedding. In August, the programme, which promotes itself on Twitter as ‘Christianity in all its diversity’, filmed the same-sex marriage of Jamie Wallace and Ian McDowell. The pair got married at Rutherglen United Reformed Church near…

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July 2019
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The pro-life movie causing abortion clinic workers to rethink

Ever since the days of Roe v Wade, the red tide of deaths of unborn children by abortion has grown astronomically. In the years 2010-2014 alone, over 56 million children were killed each year by abortions worldwide (Guttmacher Institute, March 2018). However, by God’s providence, there have been several key developments in the fight…

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March 2019
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Experimental puberty blockers examined in BBC documentary

A new documentary called Pausing Puberty on BBC Radio 4 has investigated puberty blockers, the controversial drugs given to children who are confused about their gender. The drugs were originally designed to pause development in children suffering from ‘precocious puberty’, where they begin to go through puberty at a very early age. They are,…

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January 2019
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Roger Fay retires after 11 years as editor, succeeded by Mike Judge

Roger Fay has announced his retirement as Senior Editor of Evangelical Times, effective from this January 2019 issue, a post he has held for the past eleven years. Roger’s involvement with ET stretches back over some twenty years and he will continue as Chairman of the Board for a further period. During his time…

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October 2018
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Media – Vue backs down over film row

National cinema chain Vue has finally admitted that it was wrong to block the screening of an ‘ex-gay’ film, and settled in full a legal claim brought against them. The film, called Voices of the Silenced, profiled individuals who questioned their gay identity and successfully moved away from same-sex attraction. It was due to…

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