Dr Hugh Osgood is a senior church leader in the UK with various roles including the following: Free Churches Moderator, President of Churches Together in England, Co-Chair of the UK Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders’ Conference and President of Churches in Communities International. Hugh is married to Marion and they have three children and ten grandchildren. We talk to Hugh about his outlook and vision for churches across the UK.
Published: 20th Nov 2015
THERE has been a huge growth of ethnic minority churches in the UK in the last few decades e.g. from Eastern Europe and Africa. How is this impacting the church generally in the UK?
There is a lot of diversity within the UK church. The book of Revelation speaks of a great multitude from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the...
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Julia Faire speaks to Steve Clifford, General Director of the Evangelical Alliance.
Published: 12th Aug 2015
WHAT is your personal journey into faith in Christ?
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I’m a Yorkshire man by birth and brought up in a Christian family. Sadly, my dad, a vicar of an inner city Bradford church, was killed in a car crash by a drunk driver when I was five years old. My mother was very suddenly left alone and her life turned out very different from what she had expected as a vicar’s wife. Very soon we were in danger of losing our home; incredibly, God stepped in, someone gave us the money and we were able to buy our house.
Julia Faire talks to Ben, Jo and Claire from YWAM about Justin Welby and evangelism.
Published: 10th Apr 2015
ARCHBISHOP Justin Welby, in his Lambeth Lecture (transcript here, video here) on 5 March, set out his vision for a Church in which every Christian shares "the revolutionary love" of Jesus Christ.
Ben and Jo Foster and Claire Heffer are full-time team members of YWAM (Youth with a Mission) and work in...
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N.T. (“Tom”) Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. Formerly bishop of Durham, and recognised as one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, Tom is also a prolific author. His books include the hugely popular For Everyone series on the New Testament and the magisterial series Christian Origins and the Question of God. This is Part 2 of an interview with James Stacey, a leader in the Jesus Army; in Part 1 they discussed the resurrection and new creation.
Published: 24th Dec 2014
Almost always in theology, one is seeing an imbalance and trying to correct it. You’ve seen something that’s been missed out and you’re trying to put it back in. That’s difficult when you’re talking about a subject which is many-sided and complex because you have to say everything all the time otherwise people think that you have deliberately missed something out!
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The way justification works in the three principle places that occurs – Romans 3, Galatians 3, and Philippians 3– always has a context of God constituting the church in unity as the new humanity: “Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female”. It is the unified church that God has justified, has declared, “These are my people.”
N.T. (“Tom”) Wright is Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews. Formerly bishop of Durham, and recognised as one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, Tom is also a prolific author. His books include the hugely popular For Everyone series on the New Testament and the magisterial series Christian Origins and the Question of God. He talks to James Stacey, a leader in the Jesus Army.
Published: 19th Dec 2014
I had a very ordinary English upbringing – about as middle, middle class and as middle, middle Anglican as you could get. I was born and bred in Morpeth, in Northumberland. I grew up in a family where church was normal, prayers in the evening were normal, singing hymns around the piano on a Sunday afternoon was normal.
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I ran into a more evangelical strand of the Christian faith in my early teens at Scripture Union boys’ camps in Scotland (that’s where I really learnt to love Scotland – not that it’s difficult to fall in love with Scotland!) It was rock-climbing and canoeing, and in the morning and evening there would be prayers and a short talk based on the bible. At school I helped to start a little group who would meet weekly for bible study and prayer. By my late teens I was starting to lead them – and the whole business of making the bible my own, and then the excitement of helping other people making it their own, became important to me.