The LORD’s concern for Barking and Dagenham

Looking at Nineveh (now the Kurdish city Mosul) the LORD said, "..should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left...?" (Jonah 4v11).

The LORD spoke these words to the ancient prophet Jonah. Jonah was having a strop because all he cared about was himself and his traditional way of life. The LORD had sent him to a people not just different from him, but a people who had been the sworn enemies of his own people Israel for many generations.

Maz's story

Maz explains how he became a Christian and the difference that knowing Jesus makes.



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Are we a Christian country?

Well done David Cameron for stirring up a hornet's nest!

He's successfully alienated the 'non-religious', who hate the idea of being labelled as anything religious. And he's exasperated many Christians, who have seen him and his coalition government steadily demolish long-held Christian values in our society (like redefining marriage so it's no longer exclusively the union of one man and one woman, but can now include the union of two people of the same gender).

To be honest, what's all the fuss about? Are we a Christian country? Well, yes and no (now I'm sounding like a politician!).

The best gift you could give your Mum

Flowers? Chocolates? Listen to Simon Smallwood on what the Bible says Mums really need.

2 mins

Come along on a Sunday at 10.30am or to Christianity Explored to find out more.

Real Lives: Simon Pinchbeck

Simon was a tough policeman, nicknamed 'The Walrus' by the hooligans he used to take on. After an assault charge, he left the police and turned to crime. Then Jesus found him and changed his life completely.



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Close Encounters

Enjoyed Real Lives week? Then come along to Close Encounters, four informal sessions about people who met Jesus and whose lives were turned upside down as a result.



You won't have to sing, pray or read aloud. You can ask any question you like - or just listen. And it's completely free.

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