All articles by Andrew Swanson
Andrew was a pastor in the north of England before being called to work amongst the Turkish Cypriots of North Cyprus, where he has served since 1985.
Just over 29 years ago, on the first Sunday in February 1965, a little family of six gathered in their sparsely furnished front room and praised God together on their first Lord’s Day in their new country. The words of the hymn that they had sung with all the well-wishers at Darlington station, a…Read more
Hear me carefully John Blanchard ¬— a biography Marlene WilliamsEP Books, 143 pages, £6.99 ISBN: 9780852347850 Among the many who have benefitted from the literary output of John Blanchard, there are probably not a few who would appreciate knowing more about his life story and 50 years in full-time ministry. The same will…Read more
A portrait of Paul Rob Ventura and Jeremy WalkerReformation Heritage; 207 pages, £13.99ISBN: 978-1-60178-090-4 Joel R. Beeke’s foreword states: ‘This is a great book that should serve as required reading in an introductory course on Christian ministry. Every minister should own a copy and read it’. However, it is equally true that it ought…Read more
Where there were no church — postcards from followers of Jesus in the Muslim world Editor E. J. Martin; Learning Together Press; 201 pages, £7.99; ISBN: 978-0-98306-590-6 The objective of this particular book, ‘a resource to help followers of Jesus to invite Muslims to follow him too’, is praiseworthy and needful. The book…Read more
From the very time of creation, the idea of one day in seven being different has been taught us by our Creator's example and precept. Later this was embodied in the Ten Commandments and stressed by the prophets as an indicator of love and obedience to God. Finally, it was transformed by the Lord…Read more
'Nothing tests a man's religious sincerity more perfectly than the call to the entire renunciation of self and the world for the truth's sake'. These words were written about the Scottish Covenanters, who joyfully accepted hardships, confiscation of property, insults, imprisonment, and even death, for the sake of Christ. Many of these people spent…Read more