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All articles by Brian Ellis

Brian Ellis has been a missionary to Cubao, Manila, for many years, working in partnership with Grace Baptist Mission.

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February 2018
Articles > Historical

Pierre Viret (1511-1571) — another forgotten Reformer (3)

With Calvin now back in Geneva, Viret sought to return to Lausanne, where he was greatly needed. However, Calvin badly needed him still in Geneva. Calvin wrote to Farel: ‘Should Viret be taken away from me, I shall be utterly ruined, and this church will be past recovery. On this account, it is only…

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Historical

January 2018
Articles > Historical

Pierre Viret (1511-1571) — another forgotten Reformer (2)

The failed attempts to murder Pierre Viret (ET, October 2017) backfired on the Catholics; they were regarded with suspicion and contempt. Geneva was won for the Reformation, yet Viret was not to remain there. He was now entreated to go to Lausanne. Geneva had preachers, but there were none in Lausanne. Viret could not…

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Historical

October 2017
Articles > Historical

Pierre Viret (1511-1571) — another forgotten Reformer (1)

Some years ago, my wife and I were able to take a vacation in Switzerland. This was the first time either of us had been there, and a highlight was visiting the scene of some of the great heroes of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. Most people have heard of Martin Luther and John…

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News

April 2017
News

Conference – Philippines pastors’ conference

The 2017 Philippines pastors’ conference was a time of blessing, encouragement and challenge. We had 390 delegates attend the three-day conference at Cubao Reformed Baptist Church, Manila, with many staying at the church in our make-do accommodation, on the floor of the Sunday school rooms. We had to really make use this year of…

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Article

July 2016
Philippines

Grace Ministerial Academy, Philippines

31 March 2016 was a special day for Grace Ministerial Academy (GMA), as nine men completed four years of study in the academy. They came from various locations in the Philippines, and most will be returning to the churches they are from, although some will take up pioneering work in different situations. GMA is…

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Article

October 2015
Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan two years on

This coming November will see the second anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, which left over 7000 dead and more missing in the Philippine provinces of Samar and northern Leyte. Tacloban City was particularly hit, with thousands being killed and displaced. Over the past two years, Christian Compassion Ministries (CCM), the benevolent arm of Cubao Reformed…

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November 2012
Articles > Comment

Is it really too far to go to church?

Is it really too far to go to church? Travelling in various countries, I have heard some complaints that folk have to travel too great a distance to get to church on the Lord’s Day or that the journey takes too long. Hence, the person says, they are often irregular at worship services. I…

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