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September 2020
News > Persecution

China: Covid-19 used for church crackdown

Christian advocacy group China Aid has warned that the communist state has increased crackdowns on Christians under the guise of breaking up illegal meetings under Covid-19 lockdown measures. Individuals’ homes have been raided by armed police, with Christian emblems removed from their own homes, while churches have continued to see their crosses removed by…

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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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October 2018
News > Religious liberty

Religious liberty – BA worker in fresh legal claim

A British Airways employee who won a legal battle in 2013 to wear a cross on a necklace at work has launched a fresh tribunal claim against the airline for ‘victimisation and harassment’. According to reports in the national press Nadia Eweida — whose landmark victory against BA came at the European Court of…

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June 2017
News > Media

Media – BBC mocks politician over cross

Carol Monaghan, SNP member of parliament for Glasgow North West, was subjected to censure and mockery by the BBC after she was filmed wearing an ashen cross on her head. Ms Monaghan had come straight from an Ash Wednesday service, where traditionally a small ash cross is marked on the forehead at the start…

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June 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Cross – Its perfect triumph

How did Calvary look to the disciples of Jesus in the hours after his death? The question can be easily answered. In the disciples' eyes, Calvary was a tragedy. It was a place where good was defeated, hopes crushed, and evil won the day. Two of them expressed their feelings plaintively: 'We had hoped…

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April 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Cross-The true cause of Christ’s death

It is not uncommon for Christians to believe something passionately and then discover later that they have been wrong. Convinced that they have grasped the true teaching of the Bible, they are amazed that others can't see it. But eventually their eyes are opened and they realise that they have been mistaken. The apostle…

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December 1997
Articles > Guest column

Guest Column – Cross bearing

The Lord Jesus took up his cross, knowing that at the end of the road he would be nailed to it and there die. The cross he carried was God-given, for on it he would die in the place of his people. Christ told all who would follow him that they must be cross…

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