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Selected articles 2017/8

  • From the editor's desk 29 September

    29 September: The War Cry comments on depression

  • A woman of her word

    29 September: Couple's marriage is a closed book

  • Styling the look

    29 September: For three decades Kim Berry worked as Prince's personal hairstylist, during which time she saw a side to the star not often seen in public

  • Instructions help us get things right

    29 September: That's a good question

  • From the editor's desk 22 September

    22 September: The War Cry comments on helping others

  • On your guard

    22 September: Viewers prepare for a dramatic series finale

  • Always on call

    22 September: Karl and Ruth Gray tell us how The Salvation Army provides an emergency service

  • A marriage with the X-factor

    22 September: Handel Everett gives us his advice for a long and happy marriage

  • The good, the bad and the medicine

    22 September: That's a good question

  • From the editor's desk 15 September

    15 September: The War Cry comments on religious education

  • Hot off the press

    15 September: Papers chase the next big story

  • Sharing a laugh with God

    15 September: Sally Phillips tells us about being funny, making films and finding faith

  • Going to church doesn't make you a Christian

    15 September: Chick Yuill looks at what some people think Christians believe

  • From the editor's desk 8 September

    8 September: The War Cry comments on violence in the media

  • Surfer so good

    8 September: A classic surf competition is making waves

  • Where people matter more than memories

    8 September: To mark World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Andrew Stone reports on a residential home that cares for people who have been diagnosed with dementia

  • A good God would never allow suffering

    8 September: Chick Yuill looks at what some people think Christians believe

  • From the editor's desk 1 September

    1 September: The War Cry comments on Scroll Free September

  • Classy drama

    1 September: TV drama depicts the challenge of social structures

  • 'I was a lost soul'

    1 September: JACK HAWKSWORTH tells Sarah Olowofoyeku how he went from committing crimes to finding a positive purpose in life

  • Christians think they're right and every other religion is wrong

    1 September: Chick Yuill looks at what some people think Christians believe

  • From the editor's desk 25 Aug

    25 Aug: The War Cry comments on homelessness

  • Kneading to impress

    25 Aug: Bakers feel the heat

  • 'God can be found in darkness'

    25 Aug: The Rev Caroline Beckett tells Claire Brine why she is leading a church service for goths

  • The Bible’s all about how to get to Heaven when you die

    25 Aug: Chick Yuill looks at what some people think Christians believe

  • From the editor's desk

    18 Aug: The War Cry comments on women

  • Brought to bear

    18 Aug: Pooh aims to save the day

  • Deconstruction builds up girls

    18 Aug: Rachel Gardner tells Claire Brine why she wants to help young women gain confidence

  • 'These guys were ready to kill me, and I was ready to die'

    11 Aug: Theodore Mbazumutima talks about his perilous journey as he tried to escape civil war in Burundi 

  • The Bible is an out-of-date book of rules

    18 Aug: Chick Yuill looks at what some people think Christians believe

  • From the editor's desk

    11 Aug: The War Cry comments on forgiveness

  • Gospel according to Elvis

    11 Aug: Tracks revisit Presley’s ‘favourite genre’

  • 'I knew I needed to forgive, but I was struggling'

    11 Aug: Tayo and Jason O'Shea on how losing a relative to knife crime made them want to spread a message of forgiveness

  • Having a laugh

    11 Aug: Bec Hill tells Claire Brine about her life as a stand-up comedian

  • The sun shines on the righteous

    4 Aug: Chick Yuill looks at what some people think Christians believe

  • From the editor's desk

    4 Aug: The War Cry comments on rivalries

  • Who's the fairest of them all?

    4 Aug: An appointment with drama awaits

  • Conversation peace

    4 Aug: Krish Kandiah tells Philip Halcrow how Christians and atheists can move beyond knockdown arguments

  • The sun shines on the righteous

    4 Aug: Chick Yuill looks at what some people think Christians believe

  • From the Editor's desk

    28 July: The War Cry comments on slavery

  • Is Cruise in control?

    28 July: Tom faces danger as secret agent Ethan Hunt, writes Claire Brine

  • Mail and female

    28 July: Paula Gooder has written a story imagining the life of a woman given a special mention at the end of a New Testament letter

  • 'Victims are promised opportunities for a better life, which never materialise'

    28 July: Ahead of the UN’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on Monday (30 July), Estelle Blake tells Claire Brine why The Salvation Army is tackling the problem

  • The sun shines on the righteous

    28 July: Chick Yuill looks at what some people think Christians believe

  • Great expectations

    21 July: The War Cry comments on the summer

  • Welcome to the jungle

    21 July: Play hits home with a story about refugees, writes Linda Mcturk

  • 'My birth mother did not know I had been born alive'

    21 July: Melissa Ohden tells Sarah Olowofoyeku about life after she discovered she was the survivor of an attempted abortion

  • Sometimes people do things with mixed or wrong motives

    21 July: Philippa Smale takes a look at some of the Proverbs from the Bible

  • Online explotation

    14 July: The War Cry comments on the internet

  • Family man

    14 July: Mr Incredible faces home truths in new mission

  • Love all

    14 July: Carolyn Skinner on why churches have been serving tennis fans at the tournament

  • Sounds special

    14 July: Dudley Bright tells us about playing at the concerts and the power of music

  • Complaining diners leave a bad taste

    14 July: Philippa Smale takes a look at some of the Proverbs from the Bible

  • Prescribing equal values

    7 July: The War Cry comments on equality

  • Making a splash

    7 July: Swim club is a stroke of genius

  • Chocolate sellers aim to raise the bar

    7 July: Joe Osman told Philip Halcrow how fair trade company Traidcraft works with cocoa producers 

  • Seas of change

    7 July: Andy Carnegie tells Claire Brine why he got on board with tracking the journey of the Celtic saints

  • NHS nurse celebrates healthy support

    7 July: Midwife Lizzy Salway tells Sarah Olowofoyeku why she thinks the NHS is worth celebrating

  • Eyes on the ball

    30 June: The War Cry comments on games and judgments

  • True to her shelf

    30 June: Bookseller faces opposition

  • Set to bring hope

    30 June: Faith is a live issue

  • Past regret put to rest

    30 June: Philippa Smale takes a look at some of the Proverbs from the Bible

  • A good read for all time

    23 June: The War Cry comments on the Bible

  • Payback crime

    23 June: Revenge is not always the best plan

  • Word gets around

    23 June: Paul Kerensa and Andrew Ollerton are taking a show about the Bible on the road

  • Grit and glory: Living with an incurable illness

    23 June: Ruth van den Broek tells us about living with an incurable illness

  • Proverbially speaking

    23 June: Philippa Smale takes a look at some of the Proverbs from the Bible

  • Finding new home comforts

    16 June: The War Cry comments on new starts in Britain

  • Poll-dark

    16 June: Looming election causes uncertainty in BBC drama

  • Church gives Syrian family a home from home

    16 June: Why a Salvation Army congregation is supporting refugees

  • Proverbially speaking

    16 June: Philippa Smale takes a look at some of the Proverbs from the Bible

  • Fair measures

    9 June: The War Cry comments on taxes

  • Age-old ambition

    9 June: Players miss out on World Cup action, writes Andrew Stone

  • 'I prayed as I watched Grenfell fire'

    9 June: Gaby Doherty tells Sarah Olowofoyeku about her experience living in the community surrounding Grenfell Tower 

  • Priest's got talent

    9 June: Father Ray Kelly tells Claire Brine how joy and pain inspired his singing on Britain’s Got Talent

  • Proverbially speaking

    9 June: Philippa Smale takes a look at some of the Proverbs from the Bible

  • Care through the ages

    2 June: The War Cry comments on care for older people

  • Age-old ambition

    2 June: Film shows it’s never too late to have an adventure, writes Claire Brine

  • Debbie tunes in to a different conversation

    2 June: Debbie Thrower tells Andrew Stone why she left her TV and radio career to work as a chaplain

  • Proverbially speaking

    2 June: Philippa Smale takes a look at some of the Proverbs from the Bible

  • Marvellous creations

    26 May: The War Cry comments on comics

  • Love and marriage

    26 May: Breadwinner film draws on life in Kabul

  • Drawing from his own experience

    26 May: Marvel and DC illustrator talks comics and Christianity

  • There's still space for a miracle

    26 May: Do miracles happen?

  • Love and marriage

    19 May: The War Cry comments on marriage

  • To have and to hold

    19 May: Making a commitment is worth it

  • Revolutionary road

    19 May: Tom Wright tells us about writing a biography of a man whose life underwent a dramatic change – and who went on to change the course of history 

  • Disastrous decisions bring misery

    19 May: Why does a God of love allow suffering in the world?

  • Deadly serious

    12 May: War Cry comments on death

  • Dearly beloved?

    12 May: Honeymoon period is all washed up in new film

  • Finding life in the face of death

    12 May: Kate Bowler tells Claire Brine how a cancer diagnosis helped to shape her belief that everything does not happen for a reason

  • Heartbreak and joy

    5 May: War Cry comments on new parenthood

  • Too many cooks

    5 May: Judges sift out contestatnts to find best home cook, writes Claire Brine

  • They're all special deliveries

    5 May: Joan Gibson has worked as a midwife in Britain, Zambia and Zimbabwe and found a world of difference in the way their health services worked, as she explains to Claire Brine

  • Easy, like Sunday morning?

    28 April: Do I need to go to church to find God?

  • Keeping it real

    28 April: War Cry comments on war

  • Cloaked in mystery

    28 April: Characters face unanswered questions in TV drama, writes Sarah Olowofoyeku

  • Poet shows the funny side of rhyme and reason

    28 April: Harry Baker tells Claire Brine about the inspiration behind his poems and performances

  • Easy, like Sunday morning?

    28 April: Do I need to go to church to find God?

  • Not all right, Jack

    21 April: War Cry comments on knife crime

  • Testing times

    21 April: Claire Brine learns how Channel 4 is putting parents through the challenges of school

  • A life that doesn't cost the earth

    14 April: Sarah Olowofoyeku meets RUTH VALERIO, who argues that the well-being of the planet is just as important as the well-being of humanity

  • 'I am an overcomer, not a victim'

    14 April: Marilyn Fuah-Durugo tells Sarah Olowofoyeku about her experiences of sexual abuse

  • Good to know

    21 April: Rosemary Dawson continues her Easter series: Cross questions

  • Stressing the need to be kind

    21 April: War Cry comments on work-related stress

  • Excitement is building

    14 April: PHILIP HALCROW sees Tony Robinson tell the stories of 'awe-inspiring' cathedrals

  • I took my life back after Boston marathon bombing

    14 April: Five years ago, a terror attack at the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured more than 200, including REBEKAH GREGORY

  • Broken – But not beyond belief

    14 April: Ahead of Stress Awareness Month, held in April every year, Claire Brine met JOHN SUTHERLAND, a former borough commander with the Metropolitan Police, and heard how the stress of his job led to a mental breakdown

  • It's time we spoke

    14 April: Rosemary Dawson continues her Easter series: Cross questions

  • Mistaken identity?

    7 April: Rosemary Dawson continues her Easter series: Cross questions

  • War – what is it good for?

    7 April: Actor DAVID GYASI tells Claire Brine about the epic themes of BBC One’s Troy

  • Common goals unite athletes

    7 April: Commonwealth Games chaplain, STEVE JONES tells Andrew Stone how inclusivity gives an added dimension to the sporting event

  • Talking heads

    7 April: SARAH OLOWOFOYEKU looks into the online TED Talks, which challenge the way people think

  • Hope for a peaceful Brexit

    7 April: War Cry comments on the hope for a peaceful Brexit

  • No answer?

    31 March: Rosemary Dawson continues her Easter series: Cross questions

  • Doing King justice

    31 March: In April, a service at Westminster Abbey marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death. One of the organisers of the service, Richard Reddie, tells Philip Halcrow why King’s life still matters

  • Transformed by the cross

    31 March: A message for Easter from the international leader of The Salvation Army, General André Cox

  • Easter eggs-amined

    31 March: Chocolate brand emphasies key ingredient of celebration, writes Claire Brine

  • The benefits of a long weekend

    31 March: War Cry comments on the long weekend

  • The rest is history... and more

    24 March: War Cry comments on a moment in history

  • Fixed up

    24 March: A new life is on offer writes Claire Brine

  • Story stands the test of time

    24 March: Sarah Olowofoyeku discovers more about the author behind Disney's latest film

  • Examining the evidence, peace by peace

    24 March: David Suchet tells Philip Halcrow why he made a podcast series about conflict and co-operation between Judaism, Christianity and Islam

  • From addiction to costume and drama

    24 March: Actress Weruche Opia tells Sarah Olowofoyeku how an addiction to cannabis led to her creating her own clothing line

  • Money matters

    10 March: War Cry comments on money management

  • Herstory in the making

    17 March: Philip Halcrow takes a view on the Mary Magdalene film

  • My sister was abducted and murdered – but I came to forgive her killers

    17 March: Marian Partington tells Claire Brine why she believes even murderers are made in the image of God

  • On good authority

    17 March: Cross questions

  • Weathering the change?

    10 March: War Cry comments on the weather

  • Keeping mum

    10 March: Will the secrets surface? asks Claire Brine

  • Planet earth: Handle with care

    10 March: Dr Jonathan Moo, associate professor of New Testament and environmental studies at Whitworth University, Washington state, talks to Nigel Bovey about climate change
    and human responsibilities

  • Questions come in waves

    10 March: Cross questions

  • Poultry provisions

    3 March: War Cry comments on food crises

  • Going bananas to trade fairly

    3 March: Andrew Stone sees the start of a campaign to help 'ripped-off workers'

  • TV singing judge happy to say a little prayer

    3 March: Maxine Brooks tells Andrew Stone about helping people get it together 

  • Musician fine-tunes work with addicts

    3 March: Christians who made a difference by Rosemary Dawson: Jackie Pullinger (b 1944)

  • Star-crossed writers?

    24 February: War Cry comments on celebrity authors

  • Son set to shatter dreams

    24 February: Plans put on hold in new comedy

  • Fresh fields for JB

    24 February: JB Gill tells Sarah Olowofoyeku how his life has changed since his whirlwind experiences with JLS

  • Ex-teacher gives lessons in equality

    24 February: Christians who made a difference by Rosemary Dawson: Desmond Tutu (b 1931)

  • Get-out claws

    17 February: Black Panther aims to rescue the world from danger

  • Dedicated followers of fashion?

    17 February: War Cry comments on fashion

  • On the right track

    17 February: As the bobsleigh heats get under way at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang tomorrow (Sunday 18 February), Team GB bobsledder Joel Fearon tells Claire Brine how God inspires him

  • Faith is in fashion

    17 February: At the beginning of London Fashion Week, model Kelly Jade-Williams speaks with Sarah Olowofoyeku about her experiences in the industry

  • Critic converts to campaigner

    10 February: Christians who made a difference by Rosemary Dawson: Billy Graham (b 1918)

  • North Star

    10 February: 'Angel' reaches 20 years

  • Showing the love

    10 February: War Cry comments on the environment

  • We can all serve others through our creativity

    10 February: Soul singer Mica Paris talks to Renée Davis about her upcoming tour and what she learnt from her upbringing in church

  • Minister's dream marches on

    10 February: Christians who made a difference by Rosemary Dawson: Martin Luther King Jr (1929-68)

  • Try again

    3 February: Leeds Rhinos’ Jamie Jones-Buchanan tells Andrew Stone how he is looking forward to tackling the new rugby league season

  • Growing pains

    3 February: War Cry comments on adolescence

  • A century of votes – but we have a long way to go

    3 February: Shadow secretary of state for women and equalities Dawn Butler speaks to Andrew Stone about the importance of equality

  • Christianity takes a foothold in China

    3 February: Christians who made a difference by Rosemary Dawson: Gladys Aylward (1902-70)

  • Supper man

    27 January: Robert Burns is being brought to mind

  • There's no place like home

    27 January: War Cry comments on homelessness

  • Childhood experiences led to a life of caring

    27 January: Mitch Menagh tells Claire Brine how growing up in a boys’ home inspired him to work for the organisation that changed his life

  • Record-breaker put faith first

    27 January: Christians who made a difference by Rosemary Dawson: Eric Liddell (1902-45)

  • Small change

    20 January: Downsized characters take to the big screen

  • When social media is unsociable

    20 January: War Cry comments on smartphone addiction

  • More TV vicars

    20 January: BBC Two’s A Vicar’s Life is following four clergy as they minister to people in a rural diocese. The Rev Matthew Stafford tells Philip Halcrow about sharing people’s joys and sorrows

  • Doctor on call returns to India

    20 January: Christians who made a difference by Rosemary Dawson: Ida Scudder (1870-1960)

  • A shot in the dark

    13 January: Film portrays Churchill's wartime struggles

  • Dodging the plastic bullet

    13 January: War Cry comments on plastic waste 

  • Jermain raises his voice

    13 January: Jermain Jackman tells Claire Brine why, after winning The Voice UK, he is speaking out to help people reach their potential

  • Missionary dressed to impress

    13 January: Christians who made a difference by Rosemary Dawson: James Hudson Taylor (1832–1905)

  • Make or break

    6 January: Resolution-keepers come clean

  • Make or break

    6 January: A new year message from Commissioner LYNDON BUCKINGHAM, leader of The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland 

  • I had the battle of wanting to be cool and fit in but still wanting to stand up for God

    6 January: William Adoasi tells Renée Davis how his wristwatch brand is enabling children in Africa to go to school

  • Doctor prescribes freedom in Africa

    6 January: Christians who made a difference by Rosemary Dawson: David Livingstone (1813–73)

  • Education, education, education

    12 May: What does Jesus teach us about God?