Seth & A New Thing | Midnight Oil

22 October 2014

The long awaited Midnight Oil : Live in Worship album by Seth & A New Thing is due to be released on 17th November 2014. You will be able to purchase the album from iTunes and other digital music sellers.

I attended the Midnight Oil Summit last year so was fortunate enough to witness the live recording at the beautiful Birmingham Symphony Hall. The songs are beautiful and one of my favourite songs is "Already Done". You can watch the video below.

You can also preview the album on iTunes and make pre-orders for the physical copy on the Gods Bride Ministries Website. Support UK gospel music.

Read more on the God's Bride Ministry website .

Christian School Told To Invite Imam To Lead Assembly

21 October 2014

Christian schools are often some of the best performing schools in the UK. They teach the national curriculum and some hold church based services for assemblies. All schools including Christian ones teach Religious Education as part of the curriculum thus teaching understanding and tolerance to those of all faiths.

The government organisation called Ofsted is the regulator. It has been reported that a very successful Christian school has been told that because they do not invite imams and other faith leaders to do assemblies at the school they face being closed down. That is right. A Christian school is being punished for not having a faith leader from another faith lead school assembly. It makes no sense. 

During the last year there have been some very high profile cases of schools being used to garner extremism amongst other things. The bulk of these schools were muslim or had a large muslim demographic. A few have been closed down due to lack of education being given to the children attending. Now it seems the government has put in a law to prevent such trojan schools as they were referred developing out of control.

So I am still puzzled why they would want to close a school that is doing well and most definitely will be teaching about different faith as part of RE. Apparently school trips to different faith buildings is not enough. We need to pray for these kids and pray the school can continue to teach and offer a good education to its pupils.

In my opinion it would be wrong for a non Christian leader to lead assembly where prayers are involved. Will an Imam pray in the name of Jesus keeping in line with the school's Christian ethos? Do muslim schools have Christian Pastors lead assembly? Let faith schools be faith schools regardless of the faith they belong to. Teaching religious tolerance should not come with a requirement to follow another faith. 

I attended a Christian school as do my kids. I learned about other religions through RE and many friends who were not Christian sharing their faith. Ofsted and the government need to seriously re-consider this one. 

Let Us Pray For Ebola Victims

15 October 2014

It seems the disease that lay dormant for decades has resurfaced aggressively. The death toll is rising and the survivors are few. Many families have been affected. Mainly in western Africa. There are many theories around as to why this is happening. Is this a bio war or spiritual attack. Either way people are dying and people are suffering. So let us pray that Africa will become Ebola free and the lives of all those affected can be healed and put back together. Pray for the health workers and volunteers who are helping the sufferers may they be protected too. In Jesus name!