To many, the Reformation began on 31 October 1517, when Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints Church in Wittenburg, Germany. But in England at least, the seeds of reformation had been sown around 150 years before.
The slave trade was abolished by Parliament in 1807, but the groundwork was carried out decades before. It was a Christian – Granville Sharp – whose landmark legal action led to slavery being outlawed on English soil.
More than seventy killings took place in London in the first quarter of 2018.1 A surgeon in a London hospital reports that the number of children and young people being brought in with knife injuries is at an all-time high.2 This great city, blessed in the past by some of the greatest gospel preachers in church history, is waking up almost daily to headlines telling of another life snatched away.
How much do people in Britain today know about God, the Bible, or Jesus Christ?
As contrasts go, Hollywood film star Emma Watson and an unborn child are about as different as they come. One has been given the platform to seemingly speak for all women everywhere. The other is yet to even have a voice of their own.
Last year Girlguiding UK opted to let men join as leaders – if they feel they have been born in the ‘wrong’ body.