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All articles by Alec Taylor

Alec Taylor was the pastor of Chelmsley Wood Reformed Baptist Church, Birmingham for 31 years. He is the author of The Pilgrim Bible Notes and several books. He is now retired and lives in Trowbridge, Wiltshire with his wife Beverley.

For over twenty five years Alec Taylor has laboured to produce The Pilgrim Bible Notes that cover the whole Bible in eight years and they have benefited and blessed so many of the people of God. The notes are published on a monthly basis and circulated throughout the United Kingdom, South Africa, Zambia and Malaysia. They are produced in English, French and Slovak and also translated into Tagalog by Necy Ellis. Some updated notes are also available in German. He has written undated Bible notes with 31 days readings intended for new Christians and others interested in the Christian faith. His latest project is Pilgrim Bible Commentaries which are devotional and based on Pilgrim Bible Notes.

Among his books are A Pilgrim’s Treasury (EP Books) and Pilgrims Under Pressure (EP Books).

Historical

December 2019
Articles > Historical

Arthur Stace: ‘Mr Eternity’

As we approached the new millennium in December, 1999 there were concerns that computer systems would crash, causing mayhem around the globe. Some feared that it may usher in the end of the world. The first pictures from a new year generally come from Sydney, Australia. The new millennium in 2000 was no exception.…

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Historical

August 2019
Articles > Historical

Karolina Sandell-Berg: Songs out of tragedy

Karolina Sandell was born on 3 October 1832. Her father was a Lutheran pastor and, being a frail child, she would spend hours in her father’s study rather than playing outside with other children. She grew up to become Sweden’s most celebrated author of gospel hymns, writing so many that she is often called…

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February 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Two debatable traditions

We all observe certain traditions, some good and others open to question. I wish to address two of these traditions, observed by some, but not by others. Pronouns used in relation to God I have been asked why it is that so many evangelicals no longer begin pronouns referring to God, the Lord Jesus…

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August 2016
Slovakia

A summer visit to Slovakia

I have known Branislav Micieta, pastor of Soli Deo Gloria Reformed Baptist Church in Žilina, Slovakia, for several years, having first met him at the Metropolitan Tabernacle School of Theology. Two-thirds of the population of Slovakia profess to be Roman Catholic and the influence of the Church of Rome there is quite strong. At…

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January 2016
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Mindless ‘mindfulness’

On 21 September 2015, during his visit to Britain, the Dalai Lama met with Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist representatives. This multi-faith occasion was sponsored by an organisation called ‘Action for Happiness’ of which the Dalai Lama is patron. Action for Happiness’s website claims it ‘has helped over 100,000 people take practical action…

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And is it true?

Article

December 2006
Evangelistic

And is it true?

John Betjeman, a Poet Laureate born 100 years ago, was one of Britain's greatest twentieth century poets. He loved our country and its great Christian heritage. He prized our traditions and institutions. He admired the fine old buildings and churches. He wrote extensively about the countryside.But although Betjeman loved to attend church services, he…

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Music – the god that cannot save

Article

December 2001
Evangelistic

Music – the god that cannot save

'The Verve' music band have a picture of the cross on the inside cover of their 1995 album entitled A Northern Soul. The caption alongside the cross is 'Music saves'. The statement makes its message quite clear - in today's society, music has become the focus, even the god, of many people's lives. It…

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