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March 2020
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Live Service Streams

We have a page that lists available live service streams for churches in our Church directory. If you would like your live stream details linked please Login to your Church details page and add in the details. The list of available live streams is here: https://churches.evangelical-times.org/livestreams To add you church details please go here.

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Hemel Hempstead Induction

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February 2020
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Hemel Hempstead Induction

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.  Brethren, pray for us”.  – 1 Thessalonians 5:24-25 The officers and members of Alexandra Road Congregational Church would like to praise God for calling the Rev Chris Bennett (formerly of Wilton Community Church) to the Pastorate of ARCC in Hemel Hempstead. The induction…

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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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February 2020
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Researcher loses employment case over transgender tweets

A researcher who did not have her contract renewed after she said people cannot change their biological sex has lost her case at an employment tribunal. Judge James Tayler ruled that Maya Forstater’s views did ‘not have the protected characteristic of philosophical belief’. Forstater, 45, posted a series of tweets questioning government plans to…

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February 2020
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Warning on trans identification in 2021 census

More than eighty experts have written an open letter to the Government and the Office for National Statistics, warning against allowing people to pick their own gender on the 2021 census. The letter from academics, published first in The Sunday Times and picked up by other publications, such as the Daily Mail, stated that…

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January 2020
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Church of England sex lessons charter criticised

The Church of England has published a charter on relationships and sexual health education (RSHE), but critics say it just panders to the culture. General Synod member Andrea Williams (who is also Director of Christian Concern) said, ‘This charter fails to protect teachers, governors and children who wish to state and uphold the Church’s…

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November 2019
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Waiting for the Lord’s Return

I grew up with some very mixed-up ideas about the Second Coming. I hope I have a clearer understanding of the subject than I had then. Of course, I still have lots of unanswered questions about the great event. But the question I ask myself more than any other is this: ‘how much do…

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April 2019
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Navratilova is hoist by her own prohibitive ‘consequence free’ petard

Martina Navratilova has come under fire for claiming that it is ‘cheating’ for transgender women to enter female sports tournaments. Though she has now rolled back from the word ‘cheat’, she maintains her arguments bear consideration and should be heard without being vilified as ‘transphobic’. She first received criticism when she tweeted: ‘You can’t…

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April 2019
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Enduring the cross

Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Jesus ‘endured the cross’. Loch Ness is a narrow stretch of water, yet it reaches depths exceeding two hundred metres. The brevity of that biblical phrase is similarly deceiving. Often perhaps, we read it quickly, barely pausing to consider its fathomless content. Part of the problem is that words…

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April 2019
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Comic book ‘Jesus’ dropped after outcry

DC Comics has announced the cancelation of a comic book series ‘Second Coming’ – featuring Jesus as a superhero sidekick – after nearly a quarter of a million Christians protested against it. Over 235,000 people signed a petition calling the plans ‘blasphemous’ and saying DC comics would never dare print a similar comic book…

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January 2019
News > Ethics > Uncategorised

Peers criticise PM over failure to grant asylum to Asia Bibi

In a letter to The Times, members of the House of Lords have strongly criticised the UK government over its handling of Asia Bibi’s plea for asylum. Asia Bibi was convicted in Pakistan of blasphemy against Islam and sentenced to death, but was recently acquitted. However, there are fears she will be killed by…

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January 2019
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