turin shroud real after all?
At a time of year when the country becomes obsessed with death and the supernatural, October’s Good News evangelistic newspaper reveals fascinating news on the Turin Shroud controversy.
The Shroud, which carries an unexplained image of a crucified man and is thought by many to be the burial sheet of Christ, has been written off as a fake many times. But new scientific research shows that the stains on the cloth are real blood from a tortured man – like Christ. In 1989 the cloth was dated to the Middle Ages, but more recent tests give dates consistent with the time of Jesus.
Also in this edition:
- WITCH’S POWERS DID NOT SPELL HAPPINESS – How a former witch escaped the occult and found freedom in Christ
- A CROSS AT STONEHENGE – Why a Christian risked taking a large cross to a pagan festival
- CHANGING THE BRAND? – Controversial comedian Russell Brand starts getting spiritual
- FROM STAGE TO SCREEN – Why opera star Katherine Jenkins has begun presenting Songs of Praise on TV
- DYING TO BE THIN – How knowing God’s love helped an anorexic come back from the brink of death
- COUNTRY LEGEND CAN SING AGAIN – Rhinestone cowboy Glen Campbell lost his voice to Alzheimer’s but is now singing in heaven’s choir
- THREE GOLDS IN THREE YEARS – Record-breaking 400m sprinter Wayde van Niekerk gives God all the glory for his golds
- MONEY NOT MY PRIORITY, SAYS WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE PLAYER – Brazil star Neymar is focused on his faith not his fortune
- GANGSTER’S ULTIMATUM – The hardened criminal who was stopped in his tracks by God’s voice
- 3,000 WELSH TURN TO CHRIST – Over 3,000 people became believers in just nine days
- ANOTHER WELSH WONDER – Christian retreat centre Ffald y Brenin experiences miracles
- A GLOBAL REVOLUTION – When a monk stood up for Bible truth 500 years ago, little did he know it would transform the world
- NATIONAL MEDIA SHOULD EAT THEIR WORDS – When the press reported fake news that the Bible had made a mistake, only one national paper published a correction
To see inside and read the entire October issue, click here
VACANCY – Good News Administrator
Do you have the God given gift of administration? Do you have a passion for serving God in making the Gospel message known and supporting others in their evangelism?
We are prayerfully looking for someone who can provide the vital administration duties for the Good News team. This is a self-employed, part-time role supporting the publication and distribution of the Good News paper.
The duties involve:
- Liaising with agents and the GN team regarding monthly orders
- Communicating order quantities to the printer
- Communicating packing and delivery requirements to the packing/shipping company
- Issuing invoices to selected customers
- Receiving payments from subscription customers and ensuring they are banked
- Chasing slow paying customers
- Maintaining accurate records
- Communicating and liaising with the Trustees
- Acting as Minutes secretary for the Trustees team meetings
The successful applicant must be in sympathy with our Christian ethos and aims, supportive of the Good News paper as a means of personal evangelism, organised, thorough, used to dealing with fellow Christians and others by telephone, letter or email, familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel, and work as part of a team. Hours are to suit the person working from home whilst meeting the monthly time schedule of the paper. Location is not critical, although an East Midlands location would be ideal. Attendance at three Trustees meetings a year (March, June, October) is required.
We are able to offer a small, monthly honorarium and other office and travel expenses will be provided. If you believe you are suitable for this role and that God is prompting you, please contact our Chairman, Phillip Bounds on 01332 702742 or email: email@example.com.
We are looking to have someone in place by early New Year (2018) to effect a good handover with the current Administrator.
COME TO YOUR LOCAL GOOD
Good News is coming to the south-west next month.
We are planning a special day to encourage those
who already use the paper and inspire other churches to begin.
If you live in the south-west of England it would be great to meet you and share ideas on how best to use the paper to spread the Gospel. And if you know other churches who are struggling in their evangelism or want to explore a tried and tested method, do encourage ministers or church leaders to come and find out how Good News can help.
This free event will be at Pinhoe Road Baptist Church (pictured) on Pinhoe Road in Exeter, Devon (EX4 7HZ) on Saturday 28th October from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
Please let us know if you are coming – email our Chairman, Phill Bounds, at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01332 702742. Our local contact is Rev David Cole: email: email@example.com or tel 01392 259673.
In the September/Harvest issue of Good News
evangelistic newspaper, Nelson Mandela’s prison
chaplain reveals the secret of South Africa’s peaceful end to apartheid.
Rev Colin Chambers befriended Mandela in Robben Island jail, and recalls how the Christian faith of both Mandela and South Africa’s last white president was crucial to the bloodless transition. Mandela saw that forgiveness was the only way to reconciliation.
Also in this month's edition:
- HARVEST FOR THE HUNGRY – Britain’s churches are feeding the nation
- WHY JB SWAPPED JLS FOR FARMING – The former boyband singer ploughs a new furrow
- TOM SELLECK – Good News investigates what the Magnum star really believes
- SPY KIDS STAR’S MIRACLE – The child star of the Spy Kids movies tells how prayer healed her dying grandmother
- LIFE AT THE PALACE – Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward feels God’s hand is on his career
- MUSLIM MEETS JESUS IN MECCA – Jesus speaks to a Turkish man while on pilgrimage in Mecca
- BETRAYED – A soldier tortured in prison vows to kill his enemy – but forgives him after God answers his prayers
- SALOME’S DANCEFLOOR – The palace where John the Baptist was imprisoned and killed is found
- CANCER CLOUD’S SILVER LINING – How a church minister discovered his gift for music while battling cancer... and
you can win his new CD!
Plus all our regular features, including Film Focus, ASK Y, Flavours to Savour, To Coin a Phrase, Britain's Holy Places, crossword, sudoku, cartoon, etc.
To see inside and read the entire September issue, click here