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As a person who many years ago led a couple of Alpha courses, I watched Channel 4’s documentary Revelations: How to Find God (Sunday, June 28th, 7pm) with great interest.

In the introductory spiel, the voice-over informed us that; ‘Alpha is the world’s most successful scheme to convert agnostics to Christianity…. Churches everywhere buy the study pack and off they go…. It sounds impossible, but over ten Tuesday evenings and a weekend away, the Alpha Course routinely transforms unbelievers into Christians’. According to the programme, the course, (described as originating with Nicky Gumbel), has had around two million takers in Britain so far and approximately one in eight of them have ‘found God’. Read more »