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All articles by Andrew Roycroft

Pastor of Millisle baptist church, Northern Ireland

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November 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Train hard, fight easy

A good friend of mine spent part of his career as an elite infantryman. Despite attaining a place among the ranks of his regiment, he is self-effacing and devoid of arrogance. His military background gave him a wealth of attitudes and axioms which cross over into everyday life. My favourite of his aphorisms is,…

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October 2020
Articles > Biblical/theological

Filtering for repentance

A pitfall of contemporary evangelicalism is to mistake quantity for quality. How many attended the meeting? How many hits has the website had? What’s the view count of that uploaded video? These can easily become acid tests for how well ministries are faring. However, surveys and statistics concerning the spread of the gospel do…

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September 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

I read the news today, oh boy

I recently spent time thinking through some of the unexpected sources of stress in modern life, resolving to put them in their place. One notable factor has been the influence of news media on my peace of mind and concentration. The pervasiveness and intrusiveness of current affairs can be a driver for anxiety and…

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