D., was intent on working out when exactly Easter would occur in the coming years. Some mention Bede, an Anglo-Saxon historian and monk, as an early instance of writing about "before" Christ. D.—especially in the past 30 years—counting from the birth of Christ endures. When the language of how to refer to the system hadn't yet crystallized, people used a variety of terms including "common era"as early as 1708, and the Encyclopedia Britannica used common era to refer to dates, alongside “Christian era,” in its 1797 edition.
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But how did we get from that event-based organization to sticking with just one primary moment? is very easy for people to cope with because the life of Jesus is obviously incredibly important in Christian Europe.
"If you are from a charismatic tradition, then you won't feel comfortable with a very high Anglo-Catholic approach."We encourage members to talk about their moral values and the spiritual aspects of their lives, including their favourite Bible verses.
It is something that secular sites rarely bother to do effectively and appropriately.
“Christians make better lovers,” one explains–because “love one another” is “written into” the Christian code.“Another dating website? ” a second reads while the third boldly declares: “God knew you would see this.” Christian Connection is the U.
K.’s largest Christian dating web site.“We liked the idea of presenting bold statements as if they’d been written on walls and were meant to last,” says Chas Bayfield, creative director of London ad agency Noah, who created the campaign with in-vogue graphics artist Alex Fawkes.“The aim was to break Christian Connection out of the ghetto, by taking them away from cloying sentimentality and into the mainstream through wit and tapping into popular culture, with a campaign that is contemporary and relevant–something many church organizations aren’t always known for.”Bayfield was also behind last month’s “Christmas starts with Christ” campaign for Church K.’s leading Christian groups, including the Church of England, the Methodist Church and Evangelical Alliance, which has been working with some of the U. Its Christmas 2013 campaign included a series of tongue-in-cheek radio ads including “Inn Keeper,” in which a daytime TV talk show host lambasts the inn keeper from Bethlehem who turned Mary and Joseph away while the studio audience heckle, righteously.
An opportunity to position a Christian organization as “contemporary and relevant” is how the creators of a series of ads for U. Christian dating site Christian Connection describe their new “Christians make better lovers” campaign.
The series of three outdoor ads, breaking across London Underground from January 13 features retro-styled posters with arresting headlines.
Christian Connection, the agency which specialises in helping religious people find their soul mate, hopes that the tongue-in-cheek reference to impotence will make exhausted commuters “sit up and take notice”.
The company, set up in 2000, promotes itself as the only specifically Christian dating agency and claims to have paved the way for thousands of marriages.
Jackie Elton, the founder and director of Christian Connection, one of the first such agencies to be based on the internet, said: "People could meet who are in the same church, but have never spoken to each other before.