Premier Christianity Magazine - May 2022
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In the May issue:
IN CONVERSATION WITH… Archbishop Angaelos – Abi Thomas
Archbishop Angaelos is the first Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London. Born in Egypt, he lived in Australia for much of his childhood before coming to the UK in 1996. The long (and recent) history of persecution and martyrdom in the Coptic Church has made him a passionate advocate for religious freedom. His work in that area led to him being awarded an OBE in 2015.
PROFILE: DANTE BOWE – Emma Fowle
Dante Bowe is a Dove award-winning recording artist signed to Bethel Music and part of the Maverick City collective. Best known for songs such as ‘Champion’ and ‘Old church basement’, he comes to the UK this summer to play at Big Church Day Out. Five-time Grammy nominated, he became the first artist to have a song chart on both Billboard’s CCM and Gospel charts last year.
REAL LIFE: ‘God led me to Chechnya’
Fresh out of university, Paula O’Keefe followed God’s call to the former Soviet Union in 1991. Later led to Chechnya, a region devastated by bloody civil war, she set up a trauma counselling and healing centre and adopted four homeless children. She speaks to Megan Cornwall about her experiences of living as a missionary in Eastern Europe as the Soviet Union was crumbling around her.
THE DANGERS OF DISCONTENT – Rob Parsons
There’s nothing wrong with giving and receiving helpful criticism, says Rob Parsons. But have social media, email and the general temperature of online communications infiltrated even Christian circles to the extent that we can no longer speak to one another in love?
FESTIVALS ROUNDTABLE – Emma Fowle
Emma chats to festival leaders Paul Harcourt (New Wine), James Robson (Keswick) and Susie Aldridge (Dreaming the Impossible) about the challenge of leading a festival through lockdown, whether large scale events still have a role to play in the life of the Church and their plans for 2022 and beyond.
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