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All articles & reviews tagged with church

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September 2021
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Crunch points – My son says now he’s a teenager he shouldn’t have to come to church. What shall I do?

We all value biblical advice from our elders, the first ones to whom we turn for counsel. Jeremy Walker outlines the kind of answer he might give to a question received at the chapel door. My son says now he’s a teenager he shouldn’t have to come to church. What shall I do? (The…

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News

September 2021
News > International

Uganda: Legal challenge underway against blanket lockdown of places of worship

Uganda has imposed a blanket ban on people attending worship services because of the Covid crisis, but is allowing shopping malls and other commercial buildings to remain open. Religious freedom agency ADF International is helping to challenge the ban in court, calling it ‘disproportionate and unnecessary’. The Ugandan government introduced new regulations banning anyone…

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September 2021
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Dan Walker says ‘it was wonderful’ to be able to sing in church again

BBC TV presenter Dan Walker has expressed his joy at being able to sing out loud in church again after lockdown rules were relaxed. Speaking last month he said, ‘I hope you’ve all had a lovely Sunday. I went to church this morning and was able to sing – out loud and with other…

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September 2021
News

Churches won’t be mandated to have vaccine passports

PHOTO: [Faith minister, Lord Greenhalgh. CREDIT: Parliament TV]Vaccine passports won’t be a condition of entry to places of worship in England, the government’s faith minister has said. Lord Greenhalgh was responding to concerns that venues, including churches, would need to check if visitors had been vaccinated. The concerns arose after a statement in Parliament…

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Review

August 2021
Reviews > Book

Devoted to God’s Church – Core values for Christian fellowship

Do you know anyone who struggles to see the purpose and value of the local church? This excellent little book is for them. The Covid-19 pandemic has eroded church attendance far and wide, so a book highlighting the worth, joys, and benefits of communal worship is timely. Scottish theologian Sinclair Ferguson is a staple…

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August 2021
News

Hallelujah! Covid-19 worship restrictions are lifted in England

All remaining Covid-19 restrictions on places of worship have been lifted in England, but churches have been urged to act cautiously and responsibly as the virus still poses a threat. Speaking in the House of Commons on 5 July, the new Health Secretary Sajid Javid said there will be ‘no restrictions on communal worship…

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August 2021
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Being with Jesus

As Peter and John were going up to the temple in Acts 3, they were confronted with a lame beggar who asked them for alms. Money they could not give him, but they did give him a much more wonderful gift: complete healing of the body. As those around saw this miracle and how…

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