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Being unreasonable

As speakers for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) often times at youth events we can find ourselves faced with very serious issues. Recently, I was speaking at a high school on the topic of sexuality. After the talk and Q&A were over, I stayed to talk...

Mahabba

BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS WITH OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS Through our local Mahabba group we have been steadily encouraging Christians to build friendships with their Muslim neighbours. Recently we hosted an event at our church to invite these friends to. 85 people attended,...

Freedom that only Jesus brings

In Clerkenwell, a diverse and historic part of London, the church family at Inspire St James is seeing God at work. Members of the church family have intentionally moved onto local estates and are busy sharing the gospel with their neighbours and friends. MEETING...

God speaks in the everyday

'The Spirit told Philip, "God to that chariot and stay near it." Then Philip ran up to the chariot.' (Acts 8:29-30a) The story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch has always fascinated me. It tells us about an encounter that starts in the prompting of the Holy Spirit;...

Calling all you Kingdom entrepreneurs

Jesus understood the importance of leadership; He spent much of His ministry training up the leaders who would follow Him, and He brought revolutionary ideas to the subject. Two of my favourite quotes: 'Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I...

In the dock: An interview with the barrister Margaret Bankole

Margret, you're a successful barrister but you found yourself sitting with your son on the other side of the dock. Tell us what happened. I have been a barrister for 30 years, and my husband and I have four children. We are also pastors of a church in East London. One...

Derek’s story

'THEN HE PUT THE KNIFE TOWARDS MY STOMACH ...' In the year that has seen the highest level of knife crime ever recorded in London, XLP continue to work with young people caught up in youth violence, together with the multitude of issues that disproportionately affect...

Tackling poverty: Compassion sparking action

People can be impoverished in different ways. The most obvious three forms of poverty are those of resources, relationships and identity. These problems are closely interlinked, trapping individuals and whole communities in a 'web of poverty' - a growing problem...