2023-11-15T08:30:00+00:00By Rachael Cottle
Rachael Cottle gives us the rundown of the Christian women who are preaching up a storm in the UK right now.
2023-11-07T16:10:00+00:00By Woman Alive reporter
Kat Osborn, CEO at Safe Families, reveals a new course to help Christians join the fight to end loneliness in our communities.
2023-09-25T07:32:00+01:00By Marcia Dixon MBE
Marcia Dixon explores how the black Pentecostal Church has encouraged women to step into all the roles God has for them
2023-09-07T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Yesterday the Church of England published the results of their investigation confirming that accusations of inappropriate behaviour by Mike Pilavachi were substantiated.
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2023-08-18T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Julia A’Bell and her husband Joel left Hillsong in 2019 after 19 years at the Church.
2023-08-17T08:30:00+01:00By Rev Dr Helen Hall
Rev Dr Helen Hall explores some of the darker consequences of deliverance ministry and asks how we can keep each other safe.
2023-07-27T10:29:00+01:00By Marcia Dixon MBE
Marcia Dixon charts the history of the black Pentecostal Church’s relationship with money
2023-07-26T08:30:00+01:00By Katherine Spearing
Katherine Spearing worked in a church for years but was expected to take on more work than her male collegaues and her sermons were described as ‘cute’.
2023-07-12T08:30:00+01:00By Hope Bonarcher
Writer Hope Bonarcher shares her experience of abuse in the Church and how she turns to Jesus for her faith rather than the example of flawed people.
2023-06-22T08:30:00+01:00By Jo Acharya
Author of new book Living Well With God, Jo Acharya explains why we all benefit from supporting those with additional needs.
2023-04-27T12:43:00+01:00By Marcia Dixon MBE
Marcia Dixon’s new book highlights the huge gender imbalance in the black Church, affecting a catch-all group of millennial, middle-aged and mature women who wish to be married
2023-04-12T08:30:00+01:00By Olivia Jackson
Author of (Un)Certain: A Collective Memoir of Deconstructing Faith, Olivia Jackson gives an insight into her research and encourages us all to do better.
2023-04-10T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Writer and recovering alcoholic Lauren Windle shares the invaluable support she got from her church community in early sobriety.
2023-03-24T09:30:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
As Premier's end of financial year appeal begins, Woman Alive's editor Tola Doll Fisher tackles the tough topic of money, giving and tithe and explains why donating to the Church and Jesus-focused causes is so important to her.
2023-03-21T06:42:00+00:00By Church Army
Rev Tracy Marlow, lead evangelist at St Helier’s Centre of Mission, explains why she feels God handpicked her to take his hope to such a deprived neighbourhood
2023-03-07T09:30:00+00:00By Claudine Roberts
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and here, writer Claudine Roberts, asks if it is an event we should be celebrating in the Church.
2023-02-23T13:02:00+00:00By Kathleen Durham
Kathleen Durham spoke to Madison, a senior at Asbury University, about her experience of the revival that started after a morning chapel service on the 8th February 2023
2023-02-23T10:05:00+00:00By Sophie Mei Lan
Sophie Mei Lan felt that the Church would never be the place for her after witnessing hatred towards her gay dad based on "religious beliefs".
2023-02-20T14:54:00+00:00By Bobbi Kumari
The author of Sacred Sexuality shares her interpretation of the biblical stance in light of what Synod says about unreservedly welcoming same-sex couples
2023-01-24T16:19:00+00:00By Tania Harris
Dr Tania Harris on how God told her clearly to not let her singleness stop her from doing all that he had called her to do
Between uncertainty in the monarchy, stirkes in many industries and the cost-of-living crisis, we’re in tough times. But Warm Welcome Campaign’s David Barclay explains that this is when the Church can really step up.
2023-01-04T09:30:00+00:00By Lizzie Hutchison
Writer Lizzie Hutchison argues that the succinct writing of the famous American sitcom is something preachers could learn from.
2022-12-28T06:06:00+00:00By Woman Alive team
coming up in the first half of 2023…
2022-12-21T09:30:00+00:00By Anni Uddin
Are we so used to seeing people rough sleeping that we've lost our empathy? Here London City Mission's Anni Uddin explains why we can't forget those who are experiencing homelessness and what the Church can do to help.
2022-12-06T09:30:00+00:00By Beth Collingridge
A Single Friendly Church survey found that 80 per cent of Christians found Christmas more difficult. Here Beth Collingridge explains what churches can do to support those who feel alone during the festive period.
Singer Bria Jean Valderrama and her husband Robby struggled to know how to tackle the division in the Church and wrestled with the question: ‘What is Church for?’ Until God gave them an answer which then inspired a song.
2022-10-20T08:30:00+01:00By Amy Jo Stimson
Writer Amy Jo Stimson explains why she thinks the discourse around the word submission, particularly in conservative, complementarian churches, needs to be challenged. As she has heard preaching of submission for wives that thinly veils an exhortation to plain obedience.
2022-09-23T08:30:00+01:00By Nathan Blackaby
It’s no secret that women outnumber men in the church. Here Christian Vision for Men’s CEO, Nathan Blackaby, explains how they are trying to address the balance and what we can all do to support their work.
2022-09-22T08:30:00+01:00By Carolyn MacDonald
Carolyn MacDonald was diagnosed with a chronic illness when she was a regular member of a church but she still found herself longing for more support from her community. Here, she explains how we can better come along side people and help them not to feel isolated.
2022-09-13T08:30:00+01:00By Kate Patterson
As we grieve the death of Queen Elizabeth, Kate Patterson says that, as Christians, we can mourn differently to the rest of the nation.
At a special Service of Prayer and Reflection at St Paul’s Cathedral, London this evening, The Rt Rev and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London, spoke of the Queen’s life of service, as well as our need to grieve. We share her sermon here.
2022-08-31T08:30:00+01:00By Andrew Atherstone
When we talk about the global phenomenon of the Alpha course, we often praise the men who champion and promote it, but women were pivotal to its inception and proliferation. Here, author of Repackaging Christianity: Alpha and the Building of a Global Brand, Andrew Atherstone shines a light on three of these “Alpha Females” and explains that they deserve proper recognition for the significant parts they have played in the impact of this global evangelistic movement.
2022-07-14T08:30:00+01:00By Emily Richardson
In their forthcoming book At the Gates, Naomi Lawson Jacobs and Emily Richards heard from many disabled Christians about their experiences of church. Here Emily explains the key things churches could consider to help them become places where disabled people thrive.
2022-07-11T08:30:00+01:00By Shakira Peronet
Writer Shakira Peronet felt challenged by God to look at her “mean girl” behaviour. Here she explains how she now feels that we are called to pray and encourage the weaker parts of the church body and be mindful of those on the outskirts.
2022-07-01T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Feeling exhausted as you head home from a Christian festival feels like an inevitability, but sleep experts at MattressNextDay have a list of handy hacks for those who just can’t seem to get shut eye during the festivals – and they involve making just a few preparations and adjustments that could make all the difference.
2022-06-29T08:30:00+01:00By Jennie Riley
Jennie Riley couldn’t help but notice that all the men in her church were all wearing a ’uniform’ of checked or striped shirts with jeans. Here she explores whether a consistent ‘middle-class dress code’ could be putting people off joining your church.
2022-06-01T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Celebrated columnist, author and general larger-than-life personality Caitlin Moran is not a Christian and until last week hadn’t been to a church service. As with much of her writing, her observations were hilarious and often very relatable.
2022-06-01T08:30:00+01:00By Natalie Williams
Natalie Williams, co-author of Invisible Divides, explains that as a new Christian from a working class background, the most daunting thing wasn’t learning about Jesus, it was learning how to fit in with a middle class church.
2022-05-26T08:30:00+01:00By Shakira Peronet
Churches are supposed to be places that are bursting with connection and community, but sometimes they couldn’t feel further from it. Writer Shakira Peronet shares her experience of feeling lonely at the Sunday service and how we can all do better.
2022-04-20T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Tiffany Bluhm, author of Prey Tell, explains to writer Lauren Windle how the church has become skewed in its attitudes towards women and what we can do about it.
2022-04-19T08:30:00+01:00By Lauren Windle
Recovering alcoholic and writer Lauren Windle illustrates the many elements of an alcoholics anonymous meeting that she believes the church could learn from.
2022-01-28T09:30:00+00:00By Annabel Clarke
Author and chartered psychologist Annabel Clarke explains how fewer Christian men can affect individuals, families and the Church.
Lauren Windle caught up with Christianity’s poster girl for single women, Carrie Lloyd, to ask how she feels about love, life and relationships ten years on from the start of her ministry
After years searching for hope within the occult, Talitha Colchester shares her story of finding Christ and his peace
2022-01-06T09:30:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
From kicking off when her family missed a service to dictating how she did her hair, Tola Doll Fisher’s pastor showed some seriously problematic behaviours. Here’s how to work out if you’re in a church cult.
2021-12-21T09:30:00+00:00By Helen Stephens
As we put up Christmas trees, write our cards and buy gifts, there is a growing call that we need to do this in a more ethical and sustainable way. While we may accept changes that we can make in our own lives and shopping habits, Helen Stephens, Head of Eco Church, asks does it really need to extend to our churches?
2021-12-20T14:55:00+00:00By Lucy Brierley
‘If you take “Christ” out of “Christmas” you’re left with just “M&S”!’ jokes Revd Lucy Brierley, as she explains why a bright Marks’ jumper became the unofficial clergy uniform this festive season.
Macaila Britton talks to Liz Earle MBE, wellbeing brand founder, about her experience in the industry and what still needs to change
2021-11-25T10:29:00+00:00By Abbie Mumbi
Make this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) count, urges Abbie Mumbi
2021-11-18T10:22:00+00:00By Veronica Zundel
Veronica Zundel questions why the Bible is so full of strong, decisive women if we were created to be subservient under a complementarian system she claims was originally introduced to get women back into the home
2021-11-10T10:10:00+00:00By Rachel Gardner
Rachel Gardner urges us to get over our embarrassment and fear of saying the wrong thing, because we have a vital role in helping to shape young people’s attitudes towards relationships and sex
2021-11-08T14:18:00+00:00By Lucy Colman
A new report from Home for Good highlights the benefits of support lodgings as a way for young people to receive support within a family environment. Lucy Colman explains how individuals and local churches can provide a vital safety net for teenagers in the care system
2021-10-22T15:09:00+01:00By Clare Blake
Ella Bartelsian of Yerevan International Church, Armenia, spoke to Clare Blake about how God is breaking through to a defeated nation
2021-10-12T11:03:00+01:00By Hannah Baylor
Hannah Baylor says it is time for ‘women to claim their worth’ and ‘men to challenge and change their own, and other men’s, behaviour’
2021-10-10T06:30:00+01:00By Natalie Williams
Natalie Williams reminds us that there is hope in Christ and practical help for those who need it – highlighting those with mental health issues who are living in poverty
Lyn Connolly shares why she is now involved in prison work
2021-09-13T10:35:00+01:00By Veronica Zundel
With the latest series of the hugely popular TV drama having recently drawn to a close, Veronica Zundel reflects on the horrors it reveals about worldviews regarding women
Emily Holden, joint CEO of Welcome Churches, believes the Church is uniquely placed to make refugees feel at home
2021-09-01T14:51:00+01:00By Holly-Anna Petersen
On Sunday 29 August, 13 Christians were arrested in the central hall of St Paul’s Cathedral. They were women and men of different ages, many of whom are ordained. Holly-Anna Petersen explains what happened in the run up to this moment, and why she felt it had to happen.
Several churches in the Keyham area of Plymouth have opened to the public in the wake of a shooting that has left six people dead
2021-07-28T11:28:00+01:00By Sally Tate
As the summer holidays are in full swing, and churches are welcoming back their congregations, Sally Tate introduces RaiseUp, a new initiative providing a wealth of resources
When many Christian couples get married they are ill-equipped to navigate sexual intimacy. Premier’s Maria Rodrigues spoke with psychosexual nurse therapist Emma Waring, who longs to see churches talking more openly about the struggles couples face in the bedroom
Shovorne Adams was judged for being a single mum at 17. But God never left her alone, providing love, protection and hope for her future
Have you ever felt like you don’t quite fit in at church or that somehow you are inadequate? Dr Sally Nash has done research into people’s experiences of shame within churches. She shares her findings here with Premier’s Maria Rodrigues.
2021-02-19T00:00:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Woman Alive editor Tola-Doll Fisher shares her personal experience of abuse in the Church and says we need to ask some hard questions about our culture
2021-01-22T00:00:00+00:00By Tola Doll Fisher
Lauren Windle, a 30-something Londoner, has spent the last year interviewing people on their dating experiences in Church and has written Notes on Love based on her findings. It is a much-needed upgrade from a long line of handbooks telling people “How to wait patiently for your Boaz” or “You’re single because you’re not ready”. Lauren tells Tola-Doll Fisher she wrote it not as a guide, but as an invitation to explore a relationship status that she says has been sorely blown out of proportion
Beth Collingridge from Single Friendly Church says that we need to value and include single people much more
Natalie Williams has authored two books on the role she believes churches ought to play in combatting poverty and injustice. When she became a Christian, she says she had to learn new ways of behaving, and not just when it came to following the Gospel. She spoke to Premier Radio presenter, Maria Rodrigues