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We are a family-focused, evangelical Christian fellowship in East Belfast, Northern Ireland, whose worship is biblical and contemporary. We have a strong emphasis on using the gifts of our members and expressing God’s love both within the church family and in the wider community.

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Notices & Events

The 2014 edition of the BPC Yearbook is now available for download. This version of the yearbook contains only the year-end reports. For a full electronic version of the yearbook, including directory of addresses and financial information, please email us directly.
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We are still collecting coppers for Moldova. If you can help, please speak to Elizabeth or John or leave them with someone at the Welcome Desk.
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’Walkway Sundays' is a new kids venture that takes place 11.15 am every Sunday at Walkway Community Centre, Finvoy Street. Packed to the brim with quizzes, bible stories, songs and games, Sunday mornings will never be the same again! All P1–P7 kids are very welcome. For more info, please email Mandy.
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News & Views*

Catechism
A joint adult and children's catechism consisting of 52 questions and answers. Adapted by Timothy Keller and Sam Shammas from the Reformation catechisms. Download file here.
The Cold Reboot of the Soul
My brain is a treacherous organ. I’ve made my living from it for almost a quarter century, yet it has a defect that makes this hard sometimes. The defect is mental illness, and it’s been with me my whole life. Read article here.
The Rules of Engagement
What does it mean for Christians to be engaged with culture, and why is it so important? Read article here.
Explainer: How the Bible splits Christians on homosexuality
So what do we do? I genuinely believe that a good place to start is to look at what both 'sides' actually believe, rather than caricaturing their position (eg all conservatives are homophobic bigots, all liberals have thrown the Bible out of the window and been swept along with culture). Read article here.
Alister McGrath’s C.S. Lewis– A LIfe: Part One
Alister McGrath has recently provided us with a top drawer biography of C.S. Lewis, which has as its subtitled ‘Eccentric Genius. Reluctant Prophet’ Read article here.
Transgender and Christianity: From Andi to Bruce Jenner
The subject of transgender has been in the news a great deal lately, with much attention focusing not only on famous athlete Bruce Jenner (and his ABC News interview), but on young children who have known that their perception of their own gender was different from what they were defined as because of their anatomy. Read article here.
‘Son of God’ / Anthony Evans & Mercy Tree
Former season 2 'The Voice' contestant Anthony Evans collaborates with 'Son Of God' to release new video for his single 'Mercy Tree’. Watch video here.
4 Things the ‘Hate Psalms’ Teach Us
My husband and I spent the first 15 years of our life together with a church that sang the psalms in corporate worship. They were set to old hymns and anthems, with language similar to a sonnet and sung a cappella. Read article here.
Why we need to let others see our weakness
What picture comes to mind when you think of courage? For me the word has always conjured images of heroics on battlefields, and boxers who refuse to go down and so win the final round. Read article here.
Why I quit Facebook
Over Lent I took the painful decision to leave my virtual community of Facebook. It was becoming all too easy to mindlessly scroll through status updates and get distracted. Read article here.
Can Christians talk about morality?
I recently visited London to see the sights and go to a show, and as I surfaced from the tube station, I was handed a small magazine. Article available here.
Six ways not to vote on May 7
The countdown is on. There are just days left before we cast our votes and determine the political future of the country we call home. Read article here.
Great Ape Personhood and the Seventh Commandment of Animalism
A judge in Manhattan has ordered a hearing that will touch upon the continuing debate over whether caged chimpanzees can be considered “legal persons,” in the eyes of the law, and thus sue, with human help, for their freedom. Read article here.

* Views and opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect those held by BPC or its members.